Scania Hosts Safety Driving Session For Asian Truckers Drivers Club
Trucker Drivers Club today for a session on safe driving techniques, in line
with its intention of leading the shift towards enhancing lives through
sustainable transport solutions.
The Asian Trucker Drivers Club is an initiative by Asian Trucker which serves
as a platform to help elevate the drivers' profession and image by providing
suitable training, skills improvement and personal development seminars and
The half-day session was an opportunity for the drivers to experience Scania’s
Driver Training which teaches driving techniques and skills that will help them
to be safe during their long arduous journey along the highways. Training such
as today’s session served as a reminder for the drivers to continuously
practice good driving habits to not only keep them and other road users safe,
but to also reduce wear and tear, stress and fuel consumption of the trucks.
Although the focus was on helping the drivers to upgrade their techniques, it
was also an opportunity for the drivers to catch up with their peers over a good
meal and have some fun playing with the Scania driving simulators before
heading off to up and down the highways again.
“Truck drivers are the single most important asset for any operator in the
logistics industry. They contribute to the highest standards of safe, fuelefficient
and environmentally-friendly driving. So it was good to catch-up with
them and also to help them continuously improve their driving skills,” said Ian
Tan, Business Development Director of Scania Southeast Asia.
Scania will continue to take lead in driving the shift in the industry towards a
more fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly, safe and smarter transportation
system. The key approaches towards these goals were discussed with the
“It was also a good opportunity to share with them our vision of a sustainable
future. We showed them the prospects of semi-autonomous platooning truck
technology which can help increase safety, efficiency and productivity. We
hope to inspire everyone about the future of transportation that is already
changing,” added Ian.
Scania is a world leading provider of transport solutions, including trucks and buses
for heavy transport applications combined with an extensive service offering. Scania
is also a leading provider of marine, industrial and power generation engines.
Our strategic focus is on customer profitability by being in the forefront of sustainable
transport solutions. Scania has the broadest range of alternative fuel and technology
solutions; from natural gas, HVO, bioethanol, biogas, biodiesel to hybrid drivetrains,
platooning and autonomous vehicle technology.
Scania employs some 47,000 people and operates in about 100 countries. Research
and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes
place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both
components and complete vehicles. Our assembly, Regional Product Centres are in
various countries including Thailand and Malaysia for local markets. Asia Parts
Centre supports the region from Singapore.
In Southeast Asia, we employ over 380 people in sales and service branches, mobile
workshops and Scania Assistance standby service vans; covering Malaysia,
Singapore, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei. Since the early 1970’s, Scania
has been in the region supporting the logistics, construction and public service
sectors, commuting people and goods every day.
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