Made possible by our advertisers, readers and business partners, Asian Trucker also won big this month. Following our win at the Magazine Publishers Association Awards last year, we bagged two more awards this time. For the magazine Asian Trucker won “Trade Media of the Year (Bronze)”. Not a small achievement and it was only possible thanks to the dedication, hard work and drive of the teams in our three offices.
"My writing must have impressed some seasoned publishing professionals as I went home with the trophy for the “Editor of the Year (Gold)” award. As you can imagine, I went home with my head held up very high that night," said Stefan Pertz, Editor of Asian Trucker and Asian Buses. "However, this is thanks to the people that let me have their time to conduct interviews and let me have a share of their knowledge. For that, I am grateful, and I will continue to strive to produce the best possible content for our readers."
Hundreds of truck drivers and their supporters have held protests around Australia to demand better safety standards and working conditions. It comes after Safe Work Australia statistics revealed the transport, postal and warehousing industry is the deadliest in Australia, with transport workers making up over 30 per cent of all workplace deaths. Transport has been the deadliest industry for three consecutive years.
While more than 140,000 automotive buyers are preparing to descend upon the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in November for Automechanika Shanghai, organisers are working behind the scenes to ensure the high expectations of the show’s fringe programme are met. This year’s edition will see some 50 fringe events take place, covering a strong collection of topics and pressing issues related to the entire automotive world.
Altogether, over 250 senior level representatives are taking part as speakers in this year’s fringe programme at Automechanika Shanghai, held from 28 November – 1 December 2018. The events are expected to inspire participants with new ideas, provide the latest industry trends, expand their business networks and shed light on the industry’s future developments.
In recognition that it is not enough to just offer the sales of commercial vehicles, Sole Distributor of Mitsubishi FUSO, Universal Cars Limited (UCL) in Hong Kong has just made a bold move to not only open a state-of-the-art workshop with top notch facilities, but they are also backing the offer up with some rather confident service offerings that could be rather unique in the region.
Flagship Service Point Officially opened on the 4th of October, the workshop, located in, Sime Darby Motor Services 33 Kam Pok Road, DD104, Lot 3719D, Tai Sang Wai, Tai Yuen, Yuen Long, N.T., has a lot of capacity to handle any incoming service job. A total of 55 staff stand ready to handle clients’ vehicles. Of that, 28 mechanics and 3 technician/technical officers working on the vehicles. There are 21 standard work bays for trucks. The workshop can handle up to 40 trucks per day.
The global snapshot survey is based on interview data from 450 transport companies across Europe, the GCC and Asia, and reveals the following headline findings:
• Majority of transport companies in Europe, Asia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (57%) view geopolitical uncertainty as the biggest threat to their development. • Technology and innovation key to overcoming challenges and securing the future of the industry -- over three quarters (76%) of transport companies surveyed expect autonomous trucks to become a viable option on the roads within the next decade. • At the opening of its World Congress in Oman, IRU, the world road transport organisation, urges the industry to fix the digital foundations of transport in order to fully benefit from automation and other innovations.
Robotic pallet trucks and stackers, tow tractors, forklifts and trucks that can operate in factories, warehouses and other spaces in the logistics sectors were revealed at the Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific trade fair at Singapore Expo.
A near wheel loss incident with a tanker vehicle carrying toxic waste in the 1990's has led to the invention of the Checkpoint wheel nut indicator, by Mike Marczynski. It is a very simple device, but the concept of indicating a loose wheel nut was a major development towards improving road safety.
BorgWarner has launched its most powerful S300 aftermarket super core to date – the S300SX-E 72 millimeter (mm) super core – delivering 100 more horsepower than its next highest 69 mm model, and expanding its highly popular AirWerks S300SX-E super core assembly series.
The new AirWerks S300SX-E 72 mm super core maintains the same compact size and near identical ultra-fast response time, enabling customers to upgrade their 69 mm assembly with the new product, which can reach a maximum of 1 100 horsepower.
Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer Isuzu Motors will be collaborating with US engine manufacturer Cummins to develop large truck engines with high environmental impact. Aiming to work out the details of the envisaged partnership by the end of the year, Isuzu, which terminated a capital tie-up with Toyota in August, said it is also hoping to cooperate with the world's leading diesel engine-maker in the area of electrification technologies.
Isuzu Malaysia recently delivered a total of 141 units of their commercial trucks to City-Link Express (M) Sdn Bhd, during an official handover ceremony held at City-Link Express’ ‘Super Hub’ facility in Bandar Saujana Putra, Selangor. The handover comprised of 128 units of the ELF 4-wheeler (NLR77UEE) model, eight units of the ELF 6-wheeler (NPR81UKH) model and five units of the GIGA (GXR) model.