Scania Malaysia wins safety award
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...