Miros and Volvo Trucks Malaysia join forces to enhance road safety initiatives in Malaysia

KAJANG, 7 AUGUST 2023 - The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) and Volvo Trucks Malaysia are proud to announce the establishment of a Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) to strengthen road safety efforts in the heavy-duty prime movers sector and reduce the number of road crashes in Malaysia. The MOC aims to foster a collaborative and cooperative relationship between the two parties by promoting safe driving practices and implementing impactful road safety programs, especially for heavy vehicles.

The MOC envisions a comprehensive approach to road safety, encompassing education, training, and data-driven initiatives. MIROS and Volvo Trucks Malaysia will work together to develop programs that educate the public about safe driving practices, offer training for drivers and fleet managers, and share valuable expertise related to road safety best practices.


Among the areas of collaboration planned in the near future are:

·       The 2023 Eco-Efficient Truck Driving Championship (EETC23), where Volvo Trucks Malaysia will serve as the sponsor and technical partner in the event co-organized by MIROS and the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC),

·       Volvo Trucks Malaysia will also be a key participant in MIROS's ASEAN Road Safety Week 2023, contributing its expertise to advocate and promote road safety awareness to a broader audience. The event will also highlight Volvo's global safety campaign, "Stop, Look, and Wave," underscoring the shared commitment of the two parties to road safety.

·       MIROS and Volvo Trucks Malaysia will utilise their expertise to improve and refine Volvo's Truck Advance Prime Mover Drivers Training Program in accordance to MIROS guidelines for effective road safety training.


MIROS Acting Director-General, Ir. Ts. Azhar Hamzah said: "We are pleased to be working with Volvo on this important initiative. Road safety is a shared responsibility, and we believe that by working together, we can make a real difference in making Malaysia's roads safer."


 “Earlier this year we made a commitment to elevate our truck safety features with cutting edge technology to further enhance our road safety and to work towards a sustainable future by supporting Malaysia’s effort to reduce CO2 emissions to be carbon neutral by 2050. This collaboration with MIROS will play a significant role to our safety commitment and to make a real difference in reducing road fatalities and injuries.”  said Volvo Trucks Malaysia Managing Director, Tony O’Connell.


The collaboration between MIROS and Volvo Trucks Malaysia is a positive step towards improving road safety in Malaysia. By working together, the two parties can share expertise and resources to develop and implement effective road safety initiatives. This will help reduce road fatalities and injuries and make Malaysia's roads safer for everyone.