SENDAYAN, Negeri Sembilan: Hino Motors Sales (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Yamato Transport (M) Sdn Bhd have created a new Aptitude safe driving training programme that leverages both companies’ safety-related experience and capabilities.
The Aptitude programme focuses on a driver aptitude test (DAT) at the Hino Total Support Customer Center (HTSCC) training facility in Sendayan, Negeri Sembilan.
The training facility is sited on 39,600 sq metres and facilities include a training building, driving circuit, and narrow road.
It is the HINO’s first permanent overseas facility able to carry out systematic driver training, from lectures to practical driving lessons.
Since its establishment, the total number of users has exceeded 10,000.
Atsushi Uchiyama, managing director, Hino Motor Sales (Malaysia) said, "Through the Total Support concept, Hino is not only conducting training focused on the excellence of maintenance services, but also providing driving training, as the right driving technique contributes to lowering the risk of accidents. Hino and Yamato endorses this collaboration as we share the same concept and direction to contribute to Malaysian society through this safety programme for truck drivers."
The training program provided by HTSCC includes safety-related content using a combination of driving aptitude diagnosis, training lectures, and vehicle training.
The training is based on each driver's driving characteristics, with the aim of further improving their knowledge, awareness, and driving skills for safer driving.
Instructors use the results of qualitative driving aptitude tests, and give awareness through quantitative on-the-job training.
In addition, training results are shared with the drivers and business operators.
Hino Motors Sales (Malaysia) was established in 1977, and in addition to providing best-fit trucks and buses for Malaysian customers, the company has promoted ‘Total Support’ to ensure that each vehicle purchased makes a strong contribution to the customer's
As part of this, the establishment of the HTSCC in 2015 is aimed at providing training programmes that emphasise on safe and fuel-efficient driving which can maximise the uptime and minimise the life-cycle costs of the customers’ vehicle.