In malaysia container haulage operations made its

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In Malaysia, container haulage operations made its debut in 1971 . This type of operation will involve a prime mover or a traction unit, which will have a trailer unit whereby a container is loaded. The unique part is that the traction unit can be detached from the prime movers on a need to basis, and can carry two units of 20 footers or one unit of 40 footer. The trailer is also known as the “chassis”, or “tulang” in the local lingo.
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Trucking Operations (cont.) (2) Conventional Trucking Below are some of the most common trucks used on Malaysian roads: (i) Box trucks Also known as cube trucks. It comes in various sizes like 1 ton, 3 tons or 8 ton trucks. Box trucks are like containers, but it is fixed to the truck and is non detachable. (ii) Flatback trucks Sometime also known as “low bed trucks”. This truck type can be either rigid or articulated. It has a flat level 'bed' body with no sides or roof. Normally this truck type is used to transport heavy loads as it allows for quick and easy loading of goods.
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Trucking Operations (cont.) (2) Conventional Trucking (cont.) (iii) Curtain Siders/ Curtain side trailers Curtain siders refers to trucks which have curtains at both sides holding back the cargo. The major advantage of this truck type is that cargo can be loaded from both sides of the truck. This is also a very safe type of truck as it has metal frames at both sides to support the cargo. (iv) Fifty footer and twenty footer truck As the name suggests, this truck is 40 foot long and is suitable to load any cargo (depending on the allowable weight). (v) Bonded trucks This truck type is registered with the Royal Malaysian Customs. Each truck is assigned to certain amount of custom bond. With the bond, the trucks can transport bonded cargo throughout non bonded areas, provided the cargo is locked and sealed in the truck.
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Direct Comparison: Rail versus Road The acceptable guideline that is normally being used is : (1)If the trip is shorter than 150 km, then trucking is cheaper than rail. (2)If the trip is more than 500 km, then rail is cheaper than trucking. (3)If the trip is between 151 km to 499 km, logisticians need to calculate the rates for both rail and road and compare the two. Note: the above is only a rough guideline. Logisticians should calculate the costs based on local and latest rates.
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Settlement of Claims All trade or transport disputes should be notified to the relevant authorities immediately.
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