Sca­nia Malaysia wins safety award


New Straits Times - - Cars Bikes & Trucks - GOH THEAN HOWE

Malaysia won the Ex­cel­lence in Com­mer­cial Truck­ing Safety award at a cer­e­mony held in con­junc­tion with the Sus­tain­able Ur­ban Trans­port Sum­mit 2017.

The award was pre­sented to Sca­nia Malaysia by Trans­port Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

The award ac­knowl­edges the role of trans­port projects that have con­trib­uted to so­ci­etal well-be­ing by im­prov­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence of trans­port users and ul­ti­mately adding to the suc­cess­ful devel­op­ment of the coun­try’s sus­tain­able trans­port in­fra­struc­ture.

Sca­nia South­east Asia’s sus­tain­abil­ity man­ager, David Lantz, re­ceived the award on be­half of Sca­nia Malaysia.

Lantz, who was also a panel speaker on “The Chal­lenges of Truck­ing & Lo­gis­tics Driv­ing Sus­tain­abil­ity”, shared Sca­nia’s ex­per­tise in the area of sus­tain­able, safe and smart trans­porta­tion so­lu­tions like al­ter­na­tive fu­els and au­ton­o­mous ve­hi­cle and systems.

In line with global and re­gional trends to­wards a sus­tain­able fu­ture, Sca­nia takes the lead on sus­tain­able trans­port systems by pro­vid­ing so­lu­tions with the ob­jec­tive of en­hanc­ing the qual­ity of life in gen­eral and to im­prove prof­itabil­ity for its cus­tomers in par­tic­u­lar.

Lantz ad­dressed the four main driv­ers for sus­tain­able trans­port so­lu­tions that Sca­nia has iden­ti­fied, which are con­ges­tion, pol­lu­tion, cli­mate change (re­duc­tion in CO2 emis­sions) and en­ergy se­cu­rity, with the main aim of achiev­ing the best bal­ance be­tween CO2 emis­sions, qual­ity and cost to im­prove lo­gis­ti­cal ef­fi­ciency.

Dur­ing the ses­sion, Lantz also touched on us­ing al­ter­na­tive fu­els such as biodiesel and bio­gas, which are avail­able in Malaysia, and are as re­li­able as other fos­sil fu­els and have a proven track record of low­er­ing CO2 emis­sions by up to 90 per cent.

Lantz re­it­er­ated how ve­hi­cle op­er­at­ing econ­omy is en­hanced by driver per­for­mance, which can save up to 10 per cent in fuel con­sump­tion. Sca­nia of­fers Driver Train­ing and Coach­ing ser­vices be­cause driv­ers are the most im­por­tant as­sets of a com­pany.

When equipped with the proper tech­niques, there can be an im­me­di­ate in­crease in fuel ef­fi­ciency, road safety and sus­tain­abil­ity, to­gether with sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced down­time and op­er­at­ing costs.

The driver train­ing pro­gramme pro­vides an in-depth prac­ti­cal knowl­edge on how to get the best out of a Sca­nia truck. The driver coach­ing pro­gramme pro­vides the one-toone ses­sions that pave the way to­wards ex­cel­lent driv­ing habits and tech­niques.

The Sus­tain­able Ur­ban Trans­port Sum­mit 2017 was or­gan­ised by Malaysia Digital Cham­ber of Com­merce and Asia Pa­cific CSR Council.

(From left) Malaysia Digital Cham­ber of Com­merce or­gan­is­ing chair­man Chris Daniel Wong, Sca­nia South­east Asia’s sus­tain­abil­ity man­ager David Lantz, Trans­port Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and Asia Pa­cific CSR Council pres­i­dent Roger Wong at the...

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