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Diesel to Electrification: Here’s How Scania’s Handling the Transition

Scania Hybrid

In the future, every transport can be electric, and for a more sustainable world, most must. However, replacing a diesel truck with an electrified one is more than simply exchanging an old vehicle for a new.

So, in an effort to ensure a smooth transition from diesel to electrification among truck operators who are mostly “old-school” and so used to owning diesel buses and trucks, Scania, which now has an electric range of both trucks and buses, is offering solution packages as a complete turnkey operation.

Transitioning to an electrified fleet entails fundamentally changing time-tested business practices and fleet management systems as well as logistics planning and infrastructure. 

Scania Hybrid

All this is complex, yet inevitable, as transport companies embark upon electrification. Still, local incentives play a major part in the speed of the transition, and it will be necessary for politicians to make using an electrified vehicle economically viable for haulage companies.

Every new electric Scania vehicle is packaged as a solution that leverages everything from the vehicles and services via comprehensive driver training to partnerships with energy suppliers and long term guidance.

Firstly, routes and transports determine charging and infrastructure needs.

“This is perhaps most important and we will assist the customer in establishing efficient charging facilities,” said Anders Lampinen, Scania’s director of new technologies

Scania Hybrid

Also, understand when, where and how to charge batteries is key, preferably with clean, renewable energy. The cost saver in terms of energy is to use individually-adapted charging stations, and to use overnight charging at the home depot as much as possible. 

Electric vehicle technology on this scale is novel, and besides charging, individual implementation and long term maintenance practices are far from standardised between vehicle manufacturers.

Scania’s network for repair and maintenance is subsequently needed to ensure maximum uptime and long-term viability. Each customer is addressed individually to assess needs and provide tools that solve all issues that may arise and support the customer. A full repair and maintenance contract guarantees complete coverage, ability to plan and cost control.

“Regardless if electrification concerns a huge fleet of buses or a small truck operation, it’s vital that this transition is viable for our customers’ business. The electric vehicles must fit into their daily operations. We have risen to that challenge and, with the electric vehicle at the core, added comprehensive solutions to makes it all work,” said Anders.

Electrified operations come with many questions. That is why Scania provides answers and concrete solutions, to help implement tailor-made solutions for every possible aspect of electrified operations.

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Heba Eltarifi is the New MD of Scania Southeast Asia

Heba Eltarifi

Scania Malaysia today announced that Heba Eltarifi has officially taken over as the new Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia. She will also be based in Malaysia.

Skilled in strategic business planning and execution, internal and external stakeholder management, operational management, and business and process transformation, Heba has built high-performing teams and driven a culture of achievement in her previous senior management role as Chief Financial Officer at Scania Australia.

Responsible for the Finance, IT Procurement departments in Australia, as well as for commercial operations such as Used Truck Sales and Truck Rental, Heba has enjoyed a wide range of experiences within the business over the past two decades.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Diploma of FEM Executive Management Program from Stockholm School of Economics and is a Certified Practising Accountant. Heba brings enthusiasm, proficiency and commitment to the Managing Director role at Scania Southeast Asia.

“Scania will continue to support the logistics, construction and public service sectors, commuting people and goods every day throughout the region and in this country. We will continue to help our customers achieve the best profitability while reaching their sustainability goals,” said Heba.

“The timing cannot be any more challenging than the economic impact that our customers are facing throughout the region due to the pandemic. I am confident that my team and I will continue to pull through and come out stronger than ever for them.”

“I will continue Scania’s leadership in driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system in the region and also in Malaysia. All of this by continuously putting our customers’ profitability and sustainability in the centre of our concern,” said Heba. “I am also honoured to be in Malaysia at such a momentous time. I have no doubt that Scania and our customers have built a great foundation in the first 50 years for us to continue to leap forward into the next 50 and beyond.”

On a separate note, Scania Malaysia is also celebrating its 50th anniversary in Malaysia. Scania started back in 1971 with the first Scania LB110 truck’s arrival at Port Klang, delivered to Kontena Nasional.

Major milestones achieved ever since include the first locally assembled truck and the first low-floor city bus were delivered in 1994, the delivery the first PGR-series in 2006, the arrival of the first B-Double in Malaysia in 2012, Scania Credit Malaysia’s first financial solutions in 2013, the establishment of Scania Assistance 24/7 roadside assistance in 2014, the Sustainable Urban Transport Award in 2017, record sales in 2018, and the delivery of the first Scania XT Truck in Sarawak in 2020.

Recently, Scania Malaysia also announced that its Ecolution partnership customers yielded a significant CO2 reduction equivalent to planting 10,000 trees flourishing for the past one year.

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Scania Celebrates 50 Years in Malaysia

Scania 50 Years

While many of us are still skeptical about how things would be in 2021, Scania has a solid reason to look forward to the New Year as the brand will be celebrating its 50th year in Malaysia.

It all started in 1971 with the first Scania LB110 truck’s arrival at Port Klang, delivered to Kontena Nasional.

Scania 50 years

Scania has been leading in driving the shift towards a more sustainable transport system since then and has continued to support the logistics, construction and public service sectors, commuting people and goods every day throughout the country.

Since that handover in 1971, Scania Malaysia went on to celebrate not one or two, but numerous firsts and milestones in Malaysia over the past 5 decades.

For instance, the first locally assembled Scania truck, and the first low-floor city bus were delivered in 1994. Then in 2006, Scania delivered the first PGR-series. Six years later, the first B-Double in Malaysia arrived in 2012.

Just one year later, Scania Credit Malaysia provided the first financial services in 2013. And then, Scania Assistance started the first 24/7 roadside assistance in 2014 and Fleet Management Systems were first introduced in the same year.

Scania then got recognised for all its efforts by winning the Sustainable Urban Transport Award in 2017 – A record year of vehicle sales, signing the first Scania Ecolution customer, the first school to be spearheaded by “Master Sustainability by Scania” – all in the same year of 2018.

Scania then delivered the first International Truck of the Year, the New Truck Generation in 2019 and the first Scania XT truck in Sarawak in 2020.

With about 300 employees, Scania Malaysia today offers capabilities in repair and maintenance, roadside assistance, genuine parts, data-driven services like fleet management systems, driver training & coaching and also financial services from Scania Credit.

All from twelve dedicated Scania Malaysia Sales and Services Centres all over the country to meet the country’s public and cargo transport needs.

On a separate note, Marie Sjodin Enstrom, the Managing Director of Scania South Asia, will also be bidding farewell to the company as she will be passing the baton to the next Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia in 2021.

Scania 50 Years

 “I would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers of yesterday, today and the future for their continued trust in Scania. These first 50 years in Malaysia have been very inspiring for us and the next 50 and beyond will be even more exciting as we continue to drive the shift together towards a more sustainable transport system,” says Marie Sjödin Enström, Managing Director, Scania Southeast Asia.

“I have had a fulfilling 5 and half years here in Malaysia and in Southeast Asia, working with professionals who are dedicated in always putting our customers first. I am proud to have been part of Scania Malaysia’s long-term success,” said Marie.

Scania 50 Years

“The next 50 years and beyond is what Scania Malaysia will set its sight on now; and look forward to many more firsts with our loyal customers. I leave assured that the organisation and customers are in capable hands. Thank you to my colleagues, staff, partners, customers, drivers, passengers and fans of Scania. I wish you many healthy and prosperous years ahead!” said Marie with a farewell smile.

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Scania Malaysia and Partners Reduce 681,000 kg of CO2

Scania Ecolution Malaysia

For the amount of pollution we contribute towards the atmosphere, the least we can do is reduce the usage of plastic and plant some trees. Realising this, Scania, and a few of its customers in Malaysia recently achieved something remarkable through the Scania Ecolution initiative.

A total reduction of 681,000 kg of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) has been achieved through the Scania Ecolution initiative so far. This is equivalent to an approximate planting of 10,000 trees flourishing in the past year.

Scania Ecolution Customer Malaysia

In case you’re not familiar, Scania Ecolution is a tailor-made partnership between Scania and customers that focuses on reducing fuel consumption resulting in reduced CO2 emissions. The partnership also focuses on reducing operating cost translating to improved profitability while fulfilling the growing demand for environmentally-friendly initiatives.

The prerequisite to Scania Ecolution is signing up to the Scania Fleet Management System (FMS) Control 10 Package. There are over 200 trucks and coaches from over 30 customers with specifications that have been optimized to suit their respective operations.

Scania Ecolution Malaysia

Konsortium E-Mutiara Berhad was the first coach Ecolution customer in Asia back in 2018, and subscribed to Scania total solutions. The optimised vehicles are complemented with Fleet Management System to obtain vehicle and driver data for analysis.

Improvements to the drivers’ performance based on these data together with training & coaching services reduce idling, harsh braking or speeding for better fuel efficiency while lowering their carbon footprint.

Scania Ecolution Malaysia

“Sustainability and profitability can go hand-in-hand. Scania Ecolution and our customers have proven this and can only improve from hereon. This augurs well for shift towards a more sustainable transport system in this country,” stated the Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia, Marie Sjödin Enström.

AONE Logistics Sdn Bhd, the first Scania Ecolution truck customer in Asia, believes that through vehicle optimisation and agreed fuel and CO2 emissions reduction targets can be achieved. The progress to reach the targets will be regularly monitored, evaluated and discussed with the Scania Ecolution Manager periodically to ensure the desired result.

Mohd Sidek Amzah Enterprise, an exclusive LPG distributor in Senai, Johor that believes in the Ecolution way of working regards Scania Ecolution as an important operational tool because as a relatively small player in the market, they are still able to be competitive with the bigger boys. This is partly due to the cost savings from lower fuel consumption, and more importantly, Scania Ecolution helps them to reduce their carbon footprint, lowering their impact to the environment.

As the first major manufacturer of heavy commercial vehicles, Scania’s far-reaching climate targets have officially been approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi). Scania is committed to achieving the Paris agreement goals of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Scania will cut CO2 emissions from its own operations by 50 percent by 2025, and reduce emissions from its products by 20 percent during the same period – Scania Ecolution is one of the many initiatives to help achieve this.

“Driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system is Scania’s purpose and we remain fully committed. With the sign-ups progressing rapidly, Scania Ecolution might well become a standard amongst customers in Malaysia, leading the way in Southeast Asia,” concluded Marie.

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Mansang Logistics Signs Scania Ecolution Agreement

Scania Ecolution

In an effort to reduce carbon footprint during their day-to-day operations and to keep the environment as clean as possible, Mansang Logistics, one of Scania’s most important customers in East Malaysia, have signed the Scania Ecolution Agreement recently.

Since Mansang Logistics’ trucks travel more than a thousand kilometers into rural areas on a daily basis, the company’s managing director Alex Lai Sian Ann said that it is only natural that his company signed up for the initiative from Scania as it is the least they can do to keep things eco-friendly.

Scania Ecolution

“We are proud to be the first in Sarawak to be a Scania Ecolution Partner, knowing that this state has one of the world’s largest and oldest rainforest. Sustainability is already a natural way of life for Sarawakians and Mansang Logistics intend to continue that journey.”

Scania Ecolution

“With the rich biodiversity available in Sarawak, it is our duty to ensure that future generations can experience the wonders nature has to offer and Scania Ecolution is a first step towards preserving our environment,” stated Alex.

Scania Ecolution

In case you don’t know, Scania Ecolution is a tailor-made partnership between Scania and customers that focuses on reducing fuel consumption resulting in reduced Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions.

The partnership also focuses on reducing operating cost, translating to improved profitability while fulfilling the growing demand for environmentally-friendly initiatives.

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Mansang Logistics became the first truck operator in Sarawak to sign the Scania Ecolution Agreement. The signing of the agreement was sealed today between Phang Yee Fong, the Regional Manager for the East Coast and East Malaysia, Scania Southeast Asia and Lim Kee San, Head of Customer Management, Mansang Logistics Sdn Bhd.

This move comes natural to Mansang Logistics as it has always been part of the company’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and help care for the environment. Alex Lai Sian Ann (Alex), the Managing Director of Mansang Logistics understands the impact and responsibility his company has on the environment especially when its core business revolves around long-distance transportation.

As his vehicles are traveling more than a thousand kilometres into rural areas on a daily basis, signing up as a Scania Ecolution partner is the natural step towards reducing fuel consumption and thereby reducing the company’s carbon footprint.

Scania Ecolution is a tailor-made partnership between Scania and customers that focuses on reducing fuel consumption resulting in reduced Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions. The partnership also focuses on reducing operating cost, translating to improved profitability while fulfilling the growing demand for environmentally-friendly initiatives.

“We are proud to be the first in Sarawak to be a Scania Ecolution Partner, knowing that this state has one of the world’s largest and oldest rainforest. Sustainability is already a natural way of life for Sarawakians and Mansang Logistics intend to continue that journey. With the rich biodiversity available in Sarawak, it is our duty to ensure that future generations can experience the wonders nature has to offer and Scania Ecolution is a first step towards preserving our environment,” stated Alex.

Over the past several years, Scania has significantly reduced CO2 emissions from its own operations and from its own transport and logistics. Scania has also worked to minimise emissions from its products through fuel efficiency measures. Since more than 25 years, the company has provided the industry’s broadest range of products that run on alternatives to fossil fuels.

In September 2019, Scania announced its aim to set Science Based Targets (SBTi). The approval of these targets now marks another major milestone on the journey towards fossil-free transport.

“At Scania, we believe that sustainability and profitability can go hand-inhand. We are glad that Mansang is joining us on this journey towards a more sustainable transport system.” stated Phang Yee Fong.

Established in 2010, the founder Alex Lai, assisted by Henry Tiong, started a milk run business under P.M.S. Enterprise. The main business was transporting goods on a daily basis from major cities to rural towns such as Belaga, Bakun, and Sungai Asap using several different modes of transport, from four-wheel pickup trucks to boats.

In 2015 Alex, who also has a decade of experience in the maintenance and fabrication sector decided to expand and established Mansang Logistics Sdn Bhd and his first task was to ensure that the new company was able to coordinate and deliver to all seven districts in Sarawak ranging from North to South.

Alex maintained the use of four-wheel pickup trucks for deliveries during the initial operations. With his wife, Lim Kee San in charge of customer management, Alex, who is the Managing Director of Mansang Logistics, focuses on operations and with the support of his relatives and friends successfully carry out the daily deliveries through the interiors of Sarawak.

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Scania Delivers First New Generation XT Truck in Sarawak

Scania XT Refrigerated

Scania Malaysia seems has been busy lately, especially in Sarawak where the company had just opened the doors to its latest facility, but that’s not all.

Today, Scania Malaysia announced that it had just delivered the first unit of the latest generation Scania XT model in Sarawak to its loyal customer – Mansang Logistics Sdn Bhd.

The model purchased by Mansang Logistics Sdn Bhd was a refrigerated P250B4X2NZ XT at the new Scania Malaysia Sales and Services centre in Kuching. It was Sarawak’s first Scania New Truck Generation; first XT and first rigid type.

Scania XT refrigerated truck

According to Mansang Logistics, they chose the aforementioned model due to its ability to withstand the toughest of conditions and challenging surroundings while securing maximum uptime.

Plus the model is also known for offering a complete package, comprising a good looking exterior, a very functional and ergonomic interior, and most importantly, a lot of power.

Key features of the Scania XT include adjustable seats that are close to the door, an ergonomic dashboard, and a large windscreen with extended view that makes it easier for the driver to operate in a comfortable and safe environment.

scania XT refrigerated truck handover ceremony

The key to the new truck was handed over by Phang Yee Fong, Regional Manager for East Coast & East Malaysia, Scania Southeast Asia to Henry Tiong, Director of Mansang Logistics.

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MANSANG LOGISTICS RECEIVES SARAWAK’S FIRST NEW TRUCK GENERATION XT, BACKED BY FINANCIAL SERVICES FROM SCANIA.

Kuching, 1st of November – Mansang Logistics Sdn Bhd broke the record for ‘First’ in several categories when they received the refrigerated Scania New Truck Generation P250B4X2NZ XT at the new Scania Malaysia Sales and Services centre in Kuching. It was Sarawak’s first Scania New Truck Generation; first XT and first rigid type.

The key to the new truck was handed over by Phang Yee Fong, Regional Manager for East Coast & East Malaysia, Scania Southeast Asia to Henry Tiong, Director of Mansang Logistics.

“This truck model is ideal for urban and regional operations and well-proven for construction and other demanding conditions,” said Yee Fong.

“With the best driver ergonomics in its class, premium working cab with easy access, powerful and fuel-efficient engine, it is designed for the business that only matters.”

scania XT refrigerated truck interior

The Scania New Truck Generation XT is tailored to withstand challenging surroundings, securing uptime and boosting productivity with tougher interiors, tougher exteriors and more power. Plus, the steel bumper, protection shield, and towing devices are all capable of handling all obstacles with maximum uptime.

It is also designed and engineered to give Scania truck owners better fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions as it is equipped with advanced powertrain and aerodynamic solutions that gives 3% fuel economy.

The cabin is one of a kind. 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 bigger and more reliable Scania New Truck Generation XT will strengthen Mansang Logistics’s position as the key rural transporter delivering daily goods and supplies to around 140 hard-to-reach locations including Kapit, Belaga, Marudi and Long Lama, in Sarawak.

It is also designed and engineered to give Scania truck owners better fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions as it is equipped with advanced powertrain and aerodynamic solutions that gives 3% fuel economy.

The cabin is one of a kind. 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 bigger and more reliable Scania New Truck Generation XT will strengthen Mansang Logistics’s position as the key rural transporter delivering daily goods and supplies to around 140 hard-to-reach locations including Kapit, Belaga, Marudi and Long Lama, in Sarawak.

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Nittsu Transport Service is First Malaysian Fleet to Sign Up for Scania Ecolution

Nittsu Transport Service (Nittsu), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Express (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd became the first international truck fleet in Malaysia to sign up for Scania Ecolution as part of the company’s commitment towards reducing its carbon footprint.

In an official signing ceremony held at Nittsu’s office in Balakong, Director of Nittsu, Billy Tee also received the delivery of five Scania New Truck Generation G360A4X2NA. The keys to the Scania trucks were handed over by Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia, Marie Sjödin Enström.

Scania Ecolution is a tailor-made partnership between Scania and customers that focuses on reducing fuel consumption resulting in reduced CO2 emissions. The partnership also focuses on reducing operating cost, translating to improved profitability while fulfilling the growing demand for environmentally-friendly initiatives.

Apart from the powerful Scania New Truck Generation enhanced engine, these trucks provide safety features such as the improved response from the Electronic Braking System (EBS).

The comfortable fully adjustable seat placed close to the door and ergonomic dashboard with touchscreen works very well for the drivers. A large windscreen with extended view, gives clear visibility from all angles for the drivers making the Scania New Truck Generation as one of the safest trucks in the world, for all road-users.

Nittsu also signed the inclusive Repair and Maintenance contract where the costs of the spare-parts are already included in the contract and keeps the Scania trucks uptime to the maximum consistently.

Nittsu is the trucking division of Nippon Express with its headquarters based in Kuala Lumpur. Its main core businesses include heavy haulage, reefer fleet, railway, domestic, milk run, and cross-border business; all of which amounts to transporting an average of 1000 containers monthly across Peninsular Malaysia, 700-800 containers monthly crossing the Thailand border and 400 containers in and out of Singapore.  

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Curio Pack Expands Fleet with Mighty New Generation Scania Rigid Truck

Scania Malaysia delivered the Scania New Truck Generation P410B8x4NZ rigid type to Curio Pack Sdn Bhd (Curio Pack), an Integrated Logistics Solution Company that was incorporated in Malaysia in 1985.

The keys to the Scania truck was handed over by Services Director, Scania Southeast Asia, Thor Brenden to the Director of Curio Pack, Ngiam Chong Lee in a simple ceremony at Scania Malaysia’s Bukit Jelutong headquarters.

“We decided on the Scania New Truck Generation rigid type as the configuration allows us to mount the crane for our operations and in Malaysia, this large high-tech crane master’s extreme tasks and maximum loads just as easily as challenging precision work.

This is crucial especially when part of our business involves lifting precision equipment at challenging environment,” stated Ngiam. Aside from the New Truck Generation rigid type that was handed over today, Curio Pack has two other Scania trucks.

The purchase of Scania New Truck Generation rigid type is a testament to the power, fuel economy and safety features Scania trucks have to offer. Apart from meeting the high standards that Curio Pack practices, the Scania trucks are also environmentally-friendly and will also, in the long-run, reduce the operations cost, giving better returns on the investment.

In addition, the Scania New Generation Truck rigid type was purchased with a hire purchase agreement with Scania Credit Malaysia giving Curio Pack a tailormade flexible financing solution to give predictable cost over the entire lifecycle of the vehicle.

Curio Pack also enjoys two years Scania Assistance as well as ten years Scania Fleet Management system with the purchase of the Scania New Truck Generation rigid type. These services will provide Curio Pack with peace of mind in knowing that the Scania supports its customers and have their best interest in mind.

“We appreciate Curio Pack’s trust in Scania sustainable transport solutions to help provide the best profitability to his business and the environment. With a wide range of truck applications and a wide range of offering from Contracted Services to Data Driven Services, Scania will continue to support Curio Pack as usual, even during a Recovery Movement Control Order period,” said Thor Brenden.

Curio Pack is strategically represented in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam offering custom brokerage consultancy, turnkey project management, machinery and plant erection and installation, vacuum/VCI packing, warehousing and distribution.

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All of Scania’s Production Facilities Worldwide go Fossil Free

Scania has announced that all its ten major production facilities worldwide are now powered by fossil-free electricity, the target set for 2020.

The final large production plant to phase out fossil energy has been Scania’s production plant in Tucumán, Argentina, which will be supplied by electricity from a wind farm.

“We’ve worked hard to this year reach the zero fossil-fuel target in our industrial operations,” says Leif Borgstedt, Senior Energy Advisor at Scania.

“We procure electricity from a host of suppliers with Guarantees of Origin and other equivalent certificates that ensure that it is produced from renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, wind and solar power.”

Of the ten production plants, three are located in Sweden and two in the Netherlands with one each in Argentina, Brazil, Finland, France and Poland.

Together they annually consume nearly 450,000 MWh. The transition to fossil-free electricity corresponds to annual savings of 33,000 tonnes CO2e. In 2019, Scania produced 91,700 trucks, 7,800 buses as well as 10,200 industrial and marine engines.

“Scania is on an ambitious path of reducing its carbon footprint and has adopted Science Based Targets as its guiding light for the coming years,” says Andreas Follér, Head of Sustainability at Scania. “These not only encompass our own operations but also include reduction targets for indirect emissions generated when our products are being used.”

By 2025, Scania aims to halve its carbon footprint, both in its industrial and commercial operations compared to 2015. The same reduction will be achieved in land transport operations per transported tonne.

“Decarbonising our industrial operations represent a milestone along our journey and is a clear manifestation of our commitment to reaching the Science Based Targets,” explains Follér.

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Did You Know that You Can Order a Scania Truck with a Defibrillator?

You would’ve seen a first-aid kit in a vehicle many times, but have you ever seen a vehicle (besides an ambulance of course) equipped with a defibrillator?

You know, the thing doctors use to jumpstart a person’s failing or failed heart to bring them back?

Yes, you read that right. Scania just delivered an R 520 prime mover to trucker Kim Ancker in Denmark two days ago with a sticker that states that the truck is equipped with a defibrillator, a heart starter.

Why Scania decided to do so is because back in 2018, Kim Ancker here got into an accident involving another truck whose driver actually lost his life following a cardiac arrest.

Traumatised by the event, Kim, who said that he doesn’t want that to happen to himself, or to other truck drivers ever again, actually decided to equip the vehicle with a heart starter when he ordered the truck from Scania.

It is clearly evident that Ancker cares about safety in other ways, as well. His Scania V8 R 520 8×2 has eight mounted exterior cameras that feed images to three monitors in the cab.

In addition, the truck is equipped with Scania’s Blind Spot Detection, Scania Opticruise with clutch-on-demand, Adaptive Cruise Control with Active Prediction and retarder, electronic parking brake with hill hold and Lane Departure Warning. With all of these features, Ancker boasts one of Denmark’s safest trucks.

Not surprisingly with this level of engagement, two years ago his small haulage business was recognised as “Transport Company of the Year” by the Danish Transport and Logistics Association, expressly for his road safety efforts.

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