Selangor, October 17, 2019 – UD Trucks and its sole distributor partner Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd (TCIE) recently delivered five units of the heavy-duty UD Quester to RISDA Fleet Sdn Bhd, the fleet management arm of the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA). These newly purchased trucks comprised of three units UD Quester 6x4 prime mover with tanker and two units of UD Quester 6x4 prime mover with wooden cargo trailer.
The delivery fulfilled UD Trucks’ and TCIE’s commitment in helping RISDA Fleet Sdn Bhd with its growing logistical demand, as the trucks will be used for transporting fertilizer and crude palm oil across Malaysia.
RISDA, which is under the Ministry of Economic Affairs is entrusted to oversee the smallholder sector as an important production sector in the national economy. The agency’s key mandate is to implement development policies and programs to ensure the growth and viability of the smallholder sector of rubber industry and to improve their social and economic well-being.
A vehicle handover ceremony was held recently to mark the official delivery of the new heavy-duty trucks. With these new trucks, RISDA Fleet Sdn Bhd now owns nine units of UD Quester.
According to RISDA Fleet Sdn Bhd, managing fuel cost and ensuring the safety of people and cargo are extremely important for them as a transporter. The company said, based on their previous purchase of four units of UD Quester prime mover, they found that the trucks are very reliable, durable and fuel-efficient, with excellent track record on truck uptime and lifespan. These qualities have helped RISDA Fleet Sdn Bhd to prevent any need for heavy maintenance, thus enabling efficient delivery of cargo.
RISDA Fleet Sdn Bhd also added that its decision to purchase more UD Quester trucks were influenced by factors like affordability and positive feedback from its drivers on the drivability and technological advancements of UD Quester, especially on its safety and fuel-coaching features.
Jaclyn Loy, Chief Operating Officer of TCIE said, “We would like to thank RISDA Fleet Sdn Bhd for choosing UD Quester once again to support its expanding logistics needs. UD Quester is built to provide superior performance and fuel-efficiency to our customers and we are very glad that RISDA Fleet had been able to experience all its benefits. This new trucks handover also highlights our highly valued relationship with RISDA Fleet and our continued commitment to deliver smart logistics.”
In Malaysia, customers of UD Trucks are supported by TCIE’s extensive network of 43 services centers and dealerships nationwide which provides the UD Extra Mile Support services comprising UD Genuine Service and Parts, UD Driver Training, UD Telematics Services and UD Trust Service Agreements.