SMG Mega Sappire Sdn Bhd (SMG) has added two new Scania trucks to its fleet as part of its expansion to cater for the increase in the haulage and loader business.
The family owned business covers delivery throughout Peninsular Malaysia with a fleet of 30 trucks and its long-term plan is to eventually replace the reconditioned trucks it currently operates with two or three new Scania trucks every six months.
The keys to its two latest P410LA6X2MSZ trucks were handed over to the Managing Director of SMG, Mr Kanapathy Raman Satish by the Sales Director for Scania Southeast Asia, Tuan Haji Idros Puteh today.
The Scania P410LA6X2MSZ trucks come with the Opticruise main feature that is the best in class optimal gear change, giving drivers more and better attention spent on maneuvering the trucks while reducing fuel consumption, clutch and synchromesh wear.
With its powerful engine, the P410 delivers higher torque at lower revs, giving better drivability apart from giving the drivers a pleasurable drive with its fully adjustable steering wheel and enhanced driver cabin ergonomics that will keep the drivers focused and alert at all times to maintain safety for themselves and all other road-users.
The acquisition of the new trucks also come with the two year free Scania Maintenance package, two years of free 24/7 Scania Assistance and a ten year free Fleet Management System (FMS). Apart from that SMG secured these trucks via the Scania Credit facility together with insurance coverage.
To ensure maximum uptime from these trucks, Repair and Maintenance contracts were signed for all with a positive view on the Scania Driver Services and Fleet Management System.
The Scania Driver Services consist of the Driver Support System that gives indications of the drivers’ behavior. Next come the Driver Training where drivers get to hone their driving skills to their best performance while the Driver Coaching constantly reminds drivers on their driving behavior that needs correction over long periods of time.
The FMS Monitor, Control & Data Control packages activated via a communicator that comes standard with these new Scania trucks, enables operators to achieve up to 10% fuel economy.
“It goes way beyond just buying trucks to operate our business as we pleasantly discovered. It’s the total sustainable transport solutions that come with the purchase of these new Scania trucks, that makes our investment more viable in the long-term,” stated Kanapathy.