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THE SCANIA DRIVER LOUNGE – TOWARDS A SAFER DRIVE

Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam, 9 May 2014 – Scania Malaysia has introduced the Scania Driver Lounge at its Bukit Jelutong service centre in Shah Alam as a facility enhancement to ensure that drivers get adequate rest while they send their vehicles in for maintenance.

Because well-rested drivers perform better, the Scania Driver Lounge will add to the general safety and well being of these drivers and their passengers, as well as contribute to safer conditions on the road for other drivers and passengers.

“Scania believes that drivers are the most important asset for safety, so we’ve taken the initiative to ensure that their comfort in between each assignment is improved by providing the facilities for them to be well rested until they need to be on the road again,” said Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia and Scania Malaysia Sdn Bhd, James Armstrong at the launch of the Scania Driver Lounge today.

Equipped with a television, comfortable chairs, tables, toilet and even a separate sleeping area complete with beds and soft lighting, the air-conditioned lounge will be a temporary home away from home while the drivers wait for their vehicles to be ready. There is also an adjacent surau for Muslim drivers to perform their daily prayers.

“The Scania Driver Lounge provides them with a free, comfortable place to sleep, rest or just relax which is also very convenient for the owners who are sending their vehicles to us,” added Armstrong.

A refreshed driver, paired with a professionally maintained vehicle can also save up to 10 per cent in fuel economy and be environmental-friendly. All these traits will only lead to better performances for both man and machine.

“The Scania Driver Lounge is another expression of Scania’s Total Solutions which optimizes products and services for customers’ best profitability. Scania is already renowned for producing vehicles that are safe, reliable, comfortable and fuel-efficient. But to get the best out of a Scania vehicle, the driver must also be well trained and be at their optimum physical level before setting off on the road.”

The Scania Driver Lounge launch was graced by the Guest of Honour, Director-General of Jabatan Keselamatan Jalanraya (JKJR), Dato’ Dr Tam Weng Wah, together with HE The Ambassador of Sweden to Malaysia, Mr Bengt G Carlsson. Also present were officials from PUSPAKOM, Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD) and the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS).