Last month, Scania Malaysia hosted the Asian Trucker Drivers Club session on safe driving techniques, in line with the company’s aim of leading the shift towards enhancing lives through sustainable transport solutions. The Asian Trucker Drivers Club is an initiative by publication, Asian Trucker, to serve as a platform to help elevate the drivers’ profession and image by providing suitable training, skills improvement and personal development seminars and workshops.
A half-day session was held to give the drivers an opportunity to experience Scania’s Driver Training which covers driving techniques and skills that will help them be safe during long, arduous journeys on the highways. The training also 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. The drivers also had a go with the Scania driving simulators.
“Truck drivers are the single most important asset for any operator in the logistics industry. They contribute to the highest standards of safe, fuel-efficient 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 is continuing its initiative to take lead in driving the shift in the industry towards a more fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly, safe and smarter transportation system, and it shared with the drivers its key approaches towards these goals.
“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.