Volvo Malaysia has awarded this year’s Volvo Trucks Fuelwatch Challenge winner Ahmad Othman, who achieved 2.52km using only a litre of fuel while driving a Volvo truck with a 40-foot container carrying 20 tonnes of load.
Ahmad will be representing Malaysia at the Fuelwatch APAC and World Finals 2014, to be held in Volvo’s home country in Gothenburg, Sweden later this September.
“The challenge has taught me a great deal about the efficient use of fuel and the impact of driving behaviours on both the business and the environment.
“Winning the Malaysian chapter has given me the inspiration to improve my skills and push my capabilities further.
“I really look forward to the challenge in Sweden as it’ll be a great experience and learning opportunity for me,” he said.
Coming in second and third, respectively, were Zaril Nizam Zakaria from Linfox Transport (M) Sdn Bhd and Azrul Haiza Abdul Aziz from Vertex Mission Sdn Bhd.
According to managing director of Volvo Malaysia Mats Nilsson, every year the competition attracts more participants, allowing them to further achieve their goal of inspiring truck drivers.
“Beyond the popularity of the challenge, what we really strive to achieve is to inspire a positive change in truck drivers’ role by empowering them to adopt fuel efficient and safe driving behaviour. Trucker drivers are movers of the economy and we want them to take pride and responsibility in their job,” he said.
This year’s Fuelwatch Challenge was also paired with the Volvo Driver Development Programme (DDP) currently offered free to Volvo’s customers.
It provides an additional and more in-depth training platform to impart useful, comprehensive and hands-on approach to building well-rounded Malaysian truck drivers and overall fleet management.
For more information, visit the official Volvo Trucks Malaysia facebook page at www.facebook.com/VolvoTrucksMalaysia.