Previewed earlier in a regional launch in Korea, the Volvo FM and FMX; specifically built for customers in the growing long-haul transportation, distribution, construction and mining industries were launched by Volvo Trucks Malaysia last week.
While the Volvo FM now has a lower weight, new axle configurations, increased chassis flexibility and crystal-clear interfaces that allow the customer to tailor the perfect truck for the job, the new FMX features a high-tensile steel cab, a redesigned front structure, and a new rear air suspension system.
According to Volvo Trucks Malaysia, both the Volvo FM and FMX trucks can be equipped with Dynafleet, Volvo Trucks’ proprietary web-based tool and system that streamlines the planning and execution of fleet management for improved profitability.
The Dynafleet Fuel and Environment feature utilizes telematics, allowing companies to follow up on fuel consumption over time, identifying driving habits and ascertain the cost saving potentials in favor of an increased profitability for Volvo Trucks’ customers.
“With the all new Volvo FM and FMX, Volvo promises the highest levels of flexibility and transport efficiency that embodies best-in-class technology and innovation that will suit every logistical need. We truly believe that the top notch quality coupled with state-of-the-art innovation will provide unmatched experience and transportation solutions to our valued customers,” said Mats Nilsson, Managing Director of Volvo Malaysia.
Taking place concurrently with the launch of Volvo’s new trucks range was handover ceremony to FELDA Transport, Volvo Trucks’ first Malaysian customer to receive the brand new Volvo FM.
Encik Wan Mohd Zain Mohd Ismail, CEO of FELDA Transport, said, “Being in the transportation and logistics business requires us to have durable, reliable and efficient prime movers in order for us to sustain the business and keep up with fast pace of the economy. I am pleased to say that in all the years of working with Volvo, the brand still continues to offer great reliability in their products and after sales service. We look forward to a continuous and fruitful working relationship with Volvo.”