Mary has over 20 years experience as the editor of our Malaysian sister magazine, The Tyreman. Based in Kuala Lumpur, she writes articles for us on the Malaysian and other South East Asian markets.
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The digital version of Issue 2023/1 of Truck and Bus News, Malaysia's specialist B2B magazine for the commercial vehicle industry, is now available for viewing and download.
The leading story in this month's issue features Hong Seng Group, who hosted an Appreciation Night 2023 at Setia City Convention Centre in recognition of the unwavering support of its business partners and customers. Meanwhile, the YonMing Group also organised an Appreciation and Networking Night at the Copper Mansion (PJ) as a gesture of appreciation for their dealer and customer support over the years.
Two exclusive interviews that you should not miss are the newly appointed Isuzu Malaysia CEO Shunsuke Okazoe on identifying customer needs, and Roman Sitte, Senior Vice President, Head of Sales Area International, MAN Truck & Bus SE on MAN e-Readiness.
We also report on several new outlet openings and operation upgrades in this issue, such as Hino’s new 3S centre in Kota Bahru and the upgrading of Chee Heng Workshop & Automobile Sdn Bhd to a 3S centre.
Meanwhile, there are various reports on the handover and new acquirement of trucks. Hap Seng Trucks Distribution has officially handed over 15 Mercedes-Benz Actros prime mover to MBA Hauliers. In addition, FGV Transport Services Sdn Bhd has added 41 New MAN TGS prime movers to its land transport fleet, whilst MNA Metal Resources Sdn Bhd has received its first New Truck Generation with Repair and Maintenance (R&M7) from Scania. Also featured is a report on how an Isuzu Giga GXR360 Prime Mover keeps Era Adiku’s logistics business running smoothly.
On the subject of green technology and lower emissions, we feature Mun Loon, who have become a Scania Ecolution partner to reduce their carbon footprint, as well as Volvo Truck Malaysia, who have collaborated with MGTC on sustainable green transport.
In terms of competitions, we cover the UD Extra Mile Challenge 2022 crowning its ultimate driver and the Hino Total Support Contest, which has returned for the 8th time.
From the express bus side, we cover the latest news from Super Nice Express, who have opted for the MAN Coach Chassis in their latest fleet expansion.
From the tyre industry, there are two interesting articles – Firstly, Giti’s new A-Grade Rolling Resistance tyre has been fitted to the first Mercedes-Benz Actros to roll off the production line at Daimler’s Automobile plant in China. We also report on DHL Express, who have been testing Michelin puncture-proof tyres in Singapore.
Also worth reading is our story on the Gran Max being retained as Malaysia’s Number One pick-up and panel van model for the light commercial vehicle segment (below 2.0L), and how putting customer first differentiates CAM from other players in the commercial vehicle market. Also featured is Scania Malaysia, who have been accredited as the Centre of National Dual Training System (MSTDS) and has become the first to sign an MOU with Institut Kemahiran Tinggi Belia Negara Dusun Tua, and a report on the long awaited Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2023 show, which will take place from 16th to 18th March at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
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