Truckers battle it out at Hino Smart Driving Contest

By CARSIFU | 11 October 2019

SENDAYAN: Hino Motors Sales (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Hino Malaysia) recently organized the Hino Smart Driving Contest to promote its Hino Smart Driving Program in Hino Total Support Customer Center (HTSCC) here.

The two-day event was held on Oct 9 and 10 and there were 25 Hino truckers from 13 companies, taking up the challenge to participate this friendly competition to build their skill and compete spirit to each other in the same profession.

The drivers were tested through several exciting challenges and programmes which includes both theoretical and practical tests.

Utilising the first Hino training centre outside of Japan, Hino Total Support Customer Centre (HTSCC), Hino truck drivers in Malaysia are now able to further enhance their professional skills especially in road handling, safety, and fuel-efficient driving techniques.

From left: Executive Director Hino Malaysia; Dato’ Johnny Chan, Manager Indah Water; Roslan Said, 1st Runner Up; Mohd Faizal Samsaini, Head of Transport GD Express Sdn Bhd; Ling Kui Loong, Champion; Mohd Zul Amali Razali, Manager Radifleet Sdn Bhd; Abdul Rahim Nayan, 2nd Runner Up; Mohd Zaidi Ibrahim, Managing Director Hino Malaysia; Atsushi Uchiyama.
From left: Executive Director Hino Malaysia Datuk Johnny Chan; Manager Indah Water Roslan Said; 1st Runner Up Mohd Faizal Samsaini; Head of Transport GD Express Sdn Bhd Ling Kui Loong; Champion Mohd Zul Amali Razali; Manager Radifleet Sdn Bhd Abdul Rahim Nayan; 2nd Runner Up Mohd Zaidi Ibrahim;  and Managing Director Hino Malaysia Atsushi Uchiyama.

According to the Managing Director of Hino Malaysia, Atsushi Uchiyama, “This competition is a great opportunity for drivers to show their skills and be motivated to improve to be able to emerge as the winner. This is a proud recognition not just for the drivers but a boost for the company image as well.”

Keeping in tune with the local commercial vehicle market, Hino Malaysia plans to open the training centre for the use of government and public agencies to ensure their training projects for professional drivers are successful with the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) claimable.

Hino brand has built a solid reputation through outstanding products based on QDR which stands for Quality, Durability, and Reliability. Hino sets a mission to develop a product that perfect fit for each customer’s businesses with its core Two Values; ‘Maximise Vehicle Uptime’ and ‘Minimise Vehicle Lifetime Cost’.

Hino Malaysia is confident its presence of more than 40 years in the country will not only increase performance in sales but also after-sales services through various customer engagement programmes.