Some 46 members of the Asian Trucker Drivers Club were welcomed at the Behind The Wheel event jointly hosted by Hino Motors Sales Malaysia and Asian Trucker. The event took place at the Hino Total Support Customer Centre in Sendayan. The safety briefing was a special event by Hino for all to experience the commercial vehicle driving circuit and training track at the facility. As the first ever Hino Total Support Customer Centre (HTSCC) operating out of Japan, Hino was very proud to introduce the facility to all the members present. Since its establishment on 14 February 2015, Hino has conducted numerous training courses to ensure drivers possess quality driving skills and professional knowledge.
The HTSCC in Sendayan has received nearly 6 500 drivers and visitors in the three years since its inception. According to Ken Iwamoto, Managing Director of Hino Motors Sales Malaysia, safety is the top priority at Hino. One of the ways to do so is to maximise customer satisfaction through the HTSCC in Sendayan. Members of the Asian Trucker Drivers Club sung praises about the clean and neat facility. Many drivers thought the refreshment of their knowledge and skills were well-needed and the information they learnt from the trainers will most definitely be put to good use. Since actual driving was involved, most of the truckers felt that the session was more interactive. Many were grateful towards Hino for providing a certificate of training completion as it would contribute towards a good impression in their resume.
“As we constantly have requests from customers and drivers alike for additional training, we are continuously planning other training services to ensure safety is repeatedly engraved in the minds of the drivers and minimise the chances of accidents. Some of the training programmes that are currently under the works are night time driving, human reaction training and advance driving skills. We are regularly adding new syllabus to our programmes to ensure we meet the demand of our customers,” Iwamoto reiterated.
“I am extremely pleased with the turnout of this event. This safety briefing session will be mutually beneficial to both the drivers and Hino. I hope that in the near future, we will be able to hold another safety briefing session together with Asian Trucker” concluded Iwamoto.
Our Asian Trucker Drivers Club has been launched and members are signing up. Meanwhile, we have run the first events for our members. The subscription form is also available for download.