Scania delivered the first Scania New Truck Generation (NTG) XT G410A6x4NZ to MFJ Logistics Sdn Bhd. This NTG XT is a toughened version of the G-series designed to withstand challenging work environments. The XT bumper provides excellent protection for the components at the front of the vehicle, reducing unwanted downtime and costly cab and chassis repairs while improving mobility with its improved angle of attack. It is also fitted with headlamp protection and integrated fog lamps in the bumper to ensure they remain undamaged in tough conditions. All this helps to ensure optimised uptime and productivity, and thus a profitable operation.
This NTG XT also comes with Contracted Services and Scania Fleet Management System (FMS) Control 10, and covered by Scania Financial Services. The Scania Contracted and Financial Services gives MFJ a comprehensive logistical solution for a total peace-of-mind. As such, profitability can be realised immediately with fixed and predictable monthly costs, and knowing that the XT can secure uptime to generate revenue through its day-to-day business operation.
Moreover, the Fleet Management System Control 10 gives MFJ a lot more information and insights to help with optimising truck operation. From core necessities like real time positioning of the XT, vehicle performance, environmental reports, service planning and defect reporting all the way to driver evaluation which will help MFJ to quickly identify potential vehicle usage improvements that could be achieved via driver training and coaching.
“I have always had the faith in the Scania brand and believe that it is the brand to own and operate my transportation business. And with the price of crude palm oil at its highest, the palm oil fruits to be transported are increasing requiring a truck that can take heavier loads. And with the NTG XT, I am able to support the transportation requirements of the smallholders more than before,” said Mad Faisal Jamaluddin, Director of Pagoh-based MFJ Logistics Sdn Bhd. MFJ was established in 2014 and focuses on the transportation of oil palm fruits that are collected daily from smallholding plantations all around Muar and delivered to the palm oil refinery for processing.
“MFJ will enjoy the best fuel consumption and the best CO2 emissions reduction which contribute to their profitability and sustainability efforts throughout the life of the truck,” said Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director, Scania Southeast Asia.
The NTG XT is also designed and engineered to give MFJ better fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions as it is equipped with advanced powertrain and aerodynamic solutions that gives 3% improved fuel economy. Further, the preset Economy Mode in MFJ’s NTG XT, and the Opticruise gearbox, helps save even more fuel. Additionally, the cabin is an ergonomic and comfortable environment to improve driver performance. The adjustable driver’s seat is positioned close to the door and ergonomic dashboard. The large windscreen with extended view also makes it easier for the driver to operate comfortably and safely.
“I would like to congratulate MFJ Logistics for being the first in Johor to realise a smart investment in the XT as the precise choice for its business operations and for being the partner in Johor to take advantage of the combination of the Contracted and Financial Services which would secure a faster and higher return on its investment,” added Heba.