UD Trucks Extra Mile Challenge calls all who dare

By CARSIFU | 14 July 2017

Participants of the UD Trucks Extra Mile Challenge (UDEMC) Malaysia at the pre-selection stage with Tan Chong Industrial Equipment head of national sales Lum Chee Leong (7th from left), Tan Chong Truck Group executive vice president and head of finance Jaclyn Loy (8th from left) and Tan Chong Industrial Equipment general manager of product and corporate Lim Thing Eng (9th from left).

PETALING JAYA: UD Trucks and Tan Chong Industrial Equipment (TCIE), have teamed up to organize the UD Trucks Extra Mile Challenge (UDEMC) drivers’ competition.

There are three pre-selection rounds, the first of which was recently held on July 8 at TCIE Batu Caves, where drivers were given a presentation on competition concept, rules, scoring and how they can maintain truck uptime.

The next two pre-selection rounds will take place on July 15 in Bukit Mertajam, Penang and July 22 in Johor Bahru, Johor

The Extra Mile Challenge includes pre-inspection, fuel efficiency, safety and drivability. Following which, they were tested on pre-inspection and theory to assess their knowledge and skills.

A total of 10 drivers who score the highest points will qualify for the Malaysia Final on Sept 30, during which an award will also be given to the Best Pre-Drive Inspection, Best Fuel Consumption and Best Driving Skill.

The winner of the competition will receive an all-expense paid trip to Japan to represent Malaysia in the UDEMC Global Final 2017, RM2,000 Quester Parts Voucher, and an exclusive driver training session for all drivers employed by the winner’s company.

“Overall, the competition targets to enhance drivers’ skills and increase their confidence, thus enabling them to perform their jobs effectively,” said UD Trucks Malaysia sales director Naoki Kobayashi.

In conjunction with the UDEMC, TCIE is offering rebates for UD Quester models from now until Sept 30, where those who purchase a new Quester will receive a free first year service or five times maintenance service on labour and parts (whichever comes first) and a two-year warranty or up to 200,000km (whichever comes first).