SCANIA TO RECOGNISE ‘A GOOD DRIVER’ FOR CONTRIBUTING TO ‘A GOOD COMPANY’ CO2 EMMISSIONS REDUCTION
Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam – Scania’s Ecolution customers’ drivers are now getting the recognition that they deserve through the launch of the annual ’A Good Driver’ Truck & Bus Competition (AGD) that will run from 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022.
‘A Good Driver’ is a truck or bus driver from ’A Good Company’. The drivers automatically qualify as long as they are part of the Scania Ecolution partnerships and drive the specific vehicles under the programme. The vehicles they drive is already marked with a Scania Ecolution sticker. The drivers will get a t-shirt with AGD Qualifier Badge to begin with.
To win, a good driver’s driving must result in the best percentage of km/l improvement throughout the duration. This can be tracked using Scania Fleet Management System. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will then be crowned with a certificate and a host of attractive Scania premium prizes. The best that drives consistently in a safe, fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly way will get the Champion Jacket with AGD Champion Badge. Corresponding companies to the winners get service vouchers worth MYR5,000/3,000/1,000 respectively. For more information and the terms & conditions of AGD can be found at www.scania.com.my.
“It is about time that we elevate the status of heavy commercial vehicle drivers by recognising the role that they play in contributing to their respective logistics and transport companies and to the environment,” stated Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director, Scania Southeast Asia. “They are truly the good drivers that drive for good companies that care for the people and planet.”
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 driver and vehicle performances are tracked via Scania Fleet Management Control (FMS) Packages, analysed and discussed between the customers and Scania periodically to spot improvement areas in order to implement the right solutions. Over 200 vehicles and 400 drivers from over 30 customers in Malaysia are part of Scania Ecolution. These good companies and good drivers are also part of the global effort to achieve the Science Based Targets together with Scania.
Scania is committed towards minimising emissions from its products and its own operations. These include cutting CO2 emissions by 20 percent from its land transport per transported tonne by 2025 (using 2015 as a baseline), and 50 percent from its own operation. As an Ecolution partner with Scania, the good company and the driving is part of the journey towards achieving Science Based Target of reducing CO2 emissions in line with Scania’s Science Based Target of the Scence Based Target initiative (SBTi).
“As Scania celebrates 130 years and the First 50 Years in Malaysia today, we continue to be the leader in driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system through sustainable partnerships,” said Heba. “Only by working with our customers and drivers can we achieve a sustainable future.”
Scania’s Ecolution customers’ drivers are now getting the recognition that they deserve through the launch of the annual ’A Good Driver’ Truck & Bus Competition (AGD) that will run from 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022.
‘A Good Driver’ is a truck or bus driver from ’A Good Company’. The drivers automatically qualify as long as they are part of the Scania Ecolution partnerships and drive the specific vehicles under the programme.