Scania Malaysia today announced that its customer in Sarawak, Mansang Logistics Sdn Bhd (Mansang), is the company responsible for safely transporting the Covid-19 vaccine to frontliners all over the state, and the vehicle of choice has been the Scania NTG XT temperature-controlled rigid truck.
This very important task was recommended to Mansang for the Ministry of Health (MOH). Alex Lai Sian Ann (Alex), Managing Director of Mansang has taken responsibility to personally deliver the vaccines to the scheduled locations daily.
“We at Scania have and will continue to ensure uptime support to Mansang Logistic in carrying out this very critical assignment as a service to our nation. We are very proud to be part of this very important journey in Sarawak with Alex,” stated Phang Yee Fong, Regional Manager for East Coast & East Malaysia, Scania Southeast Asia.
Mansang is one of the very few companies that could handle this highly delicate transportation procedure, hence the recommendation. Maintaining the required temperature of the vaccines was a task that the refrigerated boxtype Scania NTG XT rigid-type could easily handle.
The vaccines are collected daily from MOH and are delivered straight to their designated frontline locations – hospitals and vaccination centres all over Sarawak. This is done by working closely with Polis DiRaja Malaysia.
“Delivering the vaccines with the Scania NTG XT rigid gives me a sense of safety and comfort with the Electronic Braking System (EBS) and will give me the necessary uptime needed to do the job. The farthest that we have gone in a day was almost 1,000 kilometres and due to the fuel savings that the Scania NTG gives us, we are not worried about running out of fuel in between petrol stations,” said Alex.
The Scania NTG XT rigid is designed and engineered to give Scania truck owners better fuel efficiency while lowering CO2 emissions with its advanced powertrain and aerodynamic solutions that gives a minimum of 3% fuel economy.
Scania NTG XT
The Scania New Truck Generation XT is tailored to withstand challenging surroundings, securing uptime and boosting productivity with tougher exteriors and more power.
The cabin has 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 comfortable and safe environment.
“The Scania NTG XT rigid is one of the safest and most reliable truck I have ever experienced, ever since starting the Mansang business as a driver in 2010. All the truck’s features ensure that Mansang will deliver the vaccines to all the scheduled destinations safely and on time,” said Alex