The Negeri Sembilan Lorry Operator’s Association (NSLOA) organised its second trucking carnival in Seremban on 28 and 29 September 2018 after a seven-year hiatus. The two-day carnival was held at D’Tempat Country Club and saw the participation of 26 local and international sponsors and exhibitors from the heavy vehicle industry.
Located on the route from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, Negeri Sembilan is a strategic hub for truckers and other transport operators. Chief Minister, of Negeri Sembilan, Aminuddin Harun lauded the NSLOA for bringing an exhibition of such scale back to Seremban and for its efforts in helping to improve and reenergize the transport and trucking industry in Negeri Sembilan.
The carnival featured a showcase of products and services by the participating transport companies, and among its highlights were informative seminars on truck safety presented by SKF Malaysia, Guardian South East Asia Pte Ltd and Hong Seng Group on the first day of the carnival.
Lee Hung Yang, President of NSLOA said, “Road freight transport is the backbone of trade and commerce and lorries function as an important part of a logistic chain. As one of Malaysia’s oldest lorry operator association, we want to set an example as a progressive association that can help safeguard our members’ interest and help them compete locally and internationally. We will continue to work collaboratively with both the public and private sector to ensure our members’ voice are heard and well represented in discussions with government agencies, suppliers and customers”.
He explained that NSLOA will be carrying out several improvements this year to enable its members to remain competitive and to help enhance the standard in the trucking industry. Among some of the changes, is the debut of NSLOA’s website which will provide vital information to its members related to the trucking industry. Members can login to get information about meetings with government agencies and upcoming seminar and events, as well as view training and transport-related articles.
“We see the importance of maintaining a close connection with our suppliers, members and customers. By introducing our new office bearers in this carnival as well as providing a platform for market players to meet and mingle, we hope it will be an opportunity for everyone to get to know us better”, added Lee.