UD Trucks’ Extra Mile Challenge 2018 Finals were completed recently at the UD Experience Center in its Ageo corporate headquarters. There were nine finalists, selected from 300 initial participants who underwent local qualifying rounds held in 9 countries. The countries represented at the Final were Japan, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Qatar and Thailand. Malaysia’s representative, Muhammad Khairul Bin Abd Halim from Setia Maju Jaya Logistik Sdn Bhd also brought home the Special Awards for the Most Cargo-Friendly Driving category.
The UD Trucks Extra Mile Challenge is the company’s signature annual competition. It reproduces an actual truck operation cycle, assessing drivers in the three key areas of pre-driving inspection, fuel efficiency and safe driving, and maneuvering and parking. The UD Extra Mile Challenge is a quest to find the ultimate driver, measuring effectiveness in operational cost and reduced downtime in addition to safe and skilled driving. Contestants compete in either of UD’s Quester or Quon heavy-duty trucks.
The UD Extra Mile Challenge 2018 winners were Eko Yulianto at PT Duta Lintas Nusa from Indonesia in Quester and Mohd Hisham at BHS Kinetic Pte Ltd. from Singapore, in Quon,