Johor-based logistics specialist, Chemtrax Sdn Bhd, has taken delivery of 10 units of Scania New Truck Generation. Chemtrax, which specialises in transporting hazardous chemicals and gas, got 5 units each of the P-Series truck i.e. P360A4X2NA and P410A6X2NA. These trucks are fitted with ADR safety features (ADR: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) required for carrying dangerous and hazardous materials. Likewise, its drivers are also trained and certified under ADR compliance, giving its customers assurance of proper handling of their materials.
These ADR spec Scania trucks come with active safety features such as lane departure warning and Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB). Further, in the event of an emergency, the curtain and steering airbags provide added safety to the driver.
Additionally, the chassis fulfils the requirements for Vehicle Type AT, which is one of the ADR classifications for transporting liquid or gas substances. This classification includes certain basic requirements, such as casings over exhaust systems. The trucks are also fitted with a speed limiter and controls on the instrument panel.
There is also an electric on-off button for the battery master switch on the instrument panel and on the chassis. This button has a built-in safety function to ensure it cannot be pushed by mistake. Disconnecting the battery power to the vehicle requires a 2-step process but will not affect power supply to the alarm system.
The 10 trucks were presented by Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director, Scania Southeast Asia to Tuan Haji Jaffar Abu Bakar, Group Managing Director, Chemtrax Sdn Bhd at the official launch of the Scania Malaysia Sales and Services Centre in Senai (SMY Senai). Guests included His Excellency Dr Joachim Bergstrőm, Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia, Yang DiPertua of the Kulai Municipal Council, Johor and representatives from the Road Transport Department (JPJ), Fire & Rescue Department of Malaysia and Puspakom.
The design of the Scania New Truck Generation were improved from the preceding generation making the truck more user-friendly, with a very comfortable adjustable seat that is closer to the door, an ergonomic dashboard and a large windscreen that gives an extended view making it easier and safer to operate.
“These trucks are tailored to withstand challenging surroundings, securing uptime and boosting productivity with tougher interiors, tougher exteriors and more power. It is also designed and engineered to give Scania truck owners better fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions as it is equipped with advanced powertrain and aerodynamic solutions,” said Heba. “They give more than 3% fuel economy when coupled with Scania Contracted Services and Data-driven Services from Scania. These trucks are also financed by Scania Credit Malaysia – making all of it a total solution for the best profitability.”
“Good trucks can only remain good if they are maintained properly, using reliable, genuine and right spare parts. We, Scania and Chemtrax, are in the final stage of concluding a Maintenance Contract. I believe this will be signed soon. Thank you to Scania for the good trucks and the excellent after-sales services. It makes our safe delivery a lot easier,” stated Tuan Haji Jaffar.
Established in 1998 under the Sabaka Group Sdn Bhd, Chemtrax specialises in the transportation of hazardous materials involving chemicals and gas throughout Peninsular Malaysia, focusing mainly to the Klang Valley, and also specific materials used in nitrile gloves manufacturing in Malaysia and Singapore.