Scania handed over six units of G460A6X4NZ Scania New Truck Generation (NTG) XT with Repair & Maintenance Contract and Financial Services’ Hire Purchase and Insurance to Bills Logistic Solution Sdn. Bhd (Bills Logistic). Bills Logistic will enjoy the best reliability, fuel-efficiency, reduced CO2 emission, increased frequency of payload and uptime. Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director, Scania Southeast Asia, handed the key to the XTs to Chiew Keng Kah, Managing Director, Bills Logistic.
Of the six delivered Scania NTG XT are two units that are on Operating Lease (OL). The OL is one of the newer solutions as part of Total Solutions services.
Recorded as the first Scania OL for the Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicle in Malaysia, it will give Bills Logistic better profitability due to lower monthly cost. Instalments are generally lower than a standard Hire Purchase Agreement. Little or no upfront cost required to start operating these two NTGs. Since the asset is under Scania Credit instead, no depreciation will be costed-in and the monthly payments are considered operating expense and tax deductible.
The remaining 4 units are backed by Scania Credit’s Hire Purchase that give Bills Logistic a comprehensive logistical solution for a total peace-of-mind. Bills Logistic will also realise profitability immediately with fixed and predictable monthly cost from the Scania Instalment Plan.
The R&M contract that was signed will give Bills Logistic worry-free operation due to predictable costs for seven years. Bills Logistic will be able to focus on its business by fully utilising the NTGs with planned downtime giving maximum uptime due to precise scheduling for repairs and maintenance with readily available parts, eliminating disruptions in its daily operations.
The NTG XT is also designed and engineered to give Bills Logistic better fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions as it is equipped with advanced powertrain and aerodynamic solutions that gives 3% improved fuel economy. The pre-set Economy Mode default, in Bills Logistic’s NTG XT that comes with Opticruise, saves even more fuel.
The Fleet Management System Control 10 gives Bills Logistic a lot more of both information and insights. From core necessities like real time positioning of the XT, via vehicle performance, environmental reports, service planning and defect reporting all the way to driver evaluation which will help Bills Logistic to quickly identify potential vehicle usage improvements that could be achieved via driver training and coaching.
The Scania NTG XT stands ready to take on the toughest challenges. It can be tailored to withstand challenging surroundings, securing uptime and boosting productivity, in order for Bills Logistic to run a profitable operation. Driving an XT truck indicates true quality and is a sign of robustness and power. The XT steel 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 larger attack angle.
The Scania XT is fitted with headlamp protection and integrated fog lamps in the bumper. When driving in rough surroundings, having dependable lights that do not break makes a big difference. The readily accessible towing pin at the front provides a 40-tonne towing capacity, the strongest on the market. It enables the vehicle to be quickly pulled out of trouble, even without unloading its cargo. The robust XT mirrors have a rugged, patterned surface that is scratch-resistant, helping the mirrors retain their high quality over time.
Safety comes standard with the Scania XTs that are fitted with technologically advanced Electronic Braking System (EBS) and Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and are also complemented with the Daytime Running Light (DRL) for better visibility for surrounding vehicles when on the road. The adjustable seat that is close to the door, ergonomic dashboard, and large windscreen with extended view make it easier for the driver to operate in a safe and comfortable environment.
“I have been using Scania Trucks since 2012 and will certainly vouch for their reliability. With the New Truck Generation XT series, I will enjoy the best fuel-efficiency, reduced CO2 emission, increased frequency of payload and uptime. The XT is the toughest truck money can buy, and it comes with so many features that will benefit my operation consistently,” stated Chiew.
Bills Logistic Solution Sdn. Bhd. is a trusted logistics partner with offices and hubs strategically located in various parts of Malaysia and Singapore. With a dedicated team that commands more than fifteen years of experience in the logistics and transportation industry, they are accordingly well-equipped with a reliable fleet of more than 30 well-maintained Scania trucks. Since 2007, they have been providing prompt quality transportation capability to the satisfaction of their network of reputable customers.
“We are glad to be one of the driving factors for Bills Logistic’s expansion plans. Our R&M and Scania Financial Services will continue to enhance Bills Logistic business further into the arena of sustainability and profitability that they have been enjoying over the last two decades. Let it be known that Scania will always have Bills Logistic’s back, especially with our after-sales services and the 24/7 Scania Assistance,” stated Heba.