The Scania “A Good Driver” competition has begun. Open to Scania’s Ecolution customers’ truck or bus drivers, this annual competition will run from 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022. As per its name, this competition rewards “A Good Driver” from “A Good Company”.
“A Good Company” are partners of the Scania Ecolution, a programme which aims to reduce emissions and fuel wastage, without compromising on profitability and performance. All truck or bus drivers from Scania Ecolution partners who drive the specific vehicles under this programme automatically qualify for this competition. The vehicles they drive are already marked with a Scania Ecolution sticker.
The drivers will get a t-shirt with AGD Qualifier Badge to begin with. But to win something more, a good driver’s driving must result in the best percentage of km/l improvement throughout the duration, which can be tracked using the Scania Fleet Management System. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be crowned and recognised with a certificate and a host of attractive Scania premium prizes. The best driver that drives consistently in a safe, fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly way will get the Champion Jacket with an AGD Champion Badge.
The companies of the winning drivers will also get rewarded. They stand to win service vouchers worth RM5,000, RM3,000 and RM1,000 respectively.
“It is about time that we elevate the status of heavy commercial vehicle drivers by recognising the role that they play in contributing to their respective logistics and transport companies and to the environment,” said Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director, Scania Southeast Asia. “They are truly the good drivers that drive for good companies that care for the people and planet.”
Scania Ecolution is a tailor-made partnership between Scania and its customers. The partnership focuses on reducing fuel consumption which in turn reduces CO2 emissions. The partnership also focuses on reducing operating costs that will translate to improved bottom lines, while fulfilling the growing demand for environmentally-friendly initiatives. The driver and vehicle performances are tracked via Scania Fleet Management Control (FMS) Packages, analysed and discussed between the customers and Scania periodically to spot areas to be improved on and to implement the right solutions.
As an Ecolution partner with Scania, the good company and the good driver are part of the journey towards achieving Science Based Target of reducing CO2 emissions in line with Scania’s Science Based Target of the Scence Based Target initiative (SBTi).
Thus far, over 200 vehicles and 400 drivers from over 30 customers in Malaysia are part of Scania Ecolution. These good companies and good drivers join Scania in the global effort to achieve the Science Based Targets. Scania is committed towards minimising emissions from its products and its own operations. This includes cutting CO2 emissions by 20% from its land transport per transported tonne by 2025 (using 2015 as a baseline), and 50% from its own operation.
“As Scania celebrates 130 years and the First 50 Years in Malaysia today, we continue to be the leader in driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system through sustainable partnerships,” said Heba. “Only by working with our customers and drivers can we achieve a sustainable future.”
For more information and the terms & conditions of AGD, go to www.scania.com.my.