Yoma Fleet, the largest truck and trailer rental company in Myanmar, has promoted its truck andtrailer rentals to cover periods of peak demand with great flexibility and to reduce supply chain costs in the country.
The company believes that this new step could help the country’s logistic industry which is still decades behind in the region.
Mr Allan Davidson, the Head of Vehicle Rental and Leasing at the Yoma Fleet, said the company’s truck and trailer rental services are aimed for better commodity flows, including border trade, of the country.
During an exclusive interview with the Global New Light of Myanmar, Mr Davidson said the company’s new step could save time and money of customers as a truck and trailer rental fleet will be available at rental hubs Mandalay, Yangon, and Myanmar border town Myawady in Kayin State. He added that Muse will also be added soon.
Mr Davidson has more than 25 years of experience in the vehicle leasing and rental industry in Australia, Pupa New Guinea, New Zealand and Thailand.
During his eight years in Thailand, he could develop the Budget Rent A Car franchise into a market leading position with more than 1,450 vehicles across 25 locations.
With vast experiences in global car rental industry, he also remarked that Myanmar has a lot of potential in rental vehicle industry as the country is located in geographically strategic locations in the region. He is now carrying his international logistic industry experiences into Myanmar.
The Yoma Fleet has developed a website https://www.yomarentals.asia/for information about its rental trucks and trailers, and the user can log on to the site to open an account for reservations of these heavy vehicles.
This competitive one-way rental solution is an advantage of this rental service, as a customer can make reservation online, and drag trailers from the nearest hub of the Yoma Fleet, and drop it at the convenient rental hubs, without requiring to take it back to the original place.
The Yoma Fleet has researched the current issues that challenge the logistics industry in Myanmar.
Their belief is that low tractor head utilization is the biggest issue facing the logistics industry. Currently the average distance a tractor head travels on long distance hauls is estimated at about 70,000 km each year due to congestion at warehouses and border facilities.
Through the use of additional trailers, Yoma’s rental service could allow the tractor heads to be used up to 200,000 km per annum. Fixed costs as a percentage of total costs will go down, leading to greater profitability from more economic use of assets.
The Yoma Fleet also assured that the company also puts emphasis on safety and insurance coverage to full international standards to make its service into the best practice.
It also believes Myanmar has a massive logistic opportunity wedged between five countries in Asia and part of China’s old silk road, however, the country’s logistics industry is not updated due to the problems of old equipment, poor fleet management and a lack of consistent equipment and limited access to finance to help upgrade all the above-mentioned issues.
The trailer fleet of Yoma will initially focus on skeleton trailers with a range of container options, including 45 ft and 40 ft ISO container, 40ft reefer containers fitted with Carrier Vector units (light weight diesel/electric units) and some curtain slide trailers.—GNLM