Strengthening its presence in growth areas outside of the National Capital Region, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) recently conducted major activities in Isabela.
From March 21 to 22, 2017, IPC mounted the latest installment of the Isuzu Truck Training series at the BMD Seed Farm in Aurora, Isabela. The activity, which formed part of IPC’s consistent thrust in promoting road safety through proper driver education, was attended by representatives of companies in the Isabela and Cagayan areas operating fleets of heavy-duty Isuzu trucks.
The two-part training seminar involved both classroom lectures and discussions, as well as the actual operation of the vehicles. Included in the sessions are lessons on the application of Isuzu’s 7-speed and 16-speed transmissions, fuel-efficient and safe driving techniques, and daily inspection of vehicles.
Used in the driver training session were the Isuzu EXR, which has a 7-speed transmission, and the Isuzu EXZ, which is equipped with a 16-speed transmission.
This latest Isuzu Truck Training activity basically duplicated the one IPC conducted at Honda Safety Driving Center. But in an effort to cater to its fleet customers who cannot attend the sessions in Metro Manila, IPC decided to expand the training series to regions outside of the capital. Supplementing the program are special training sessions conducted on the site of fleet customers who request for them.
“At Isuzu Philippines, our commitment to promote road safety is as important as our commitment to customers, which does not end after a purchase. Conducting the Isuzu Truck Training series allows us to pursue our efforts at helping make Philippine roads safer for everybody, which of course include the representatives of our valued fleet customers,” said IPC President Hajime Koso.
Following the training seminar was the Isuzu Truck Fest – Isabela. Held from March 23 to 26, 2017 at the Greenview Hotel in Santiago, Isabela, the event was meant to service the thriving commercial activity of the region.
Showcased in the latest edition of the Isuzu Truck Fest are the “Trucks for Life” models of IPC, which were presented in a diverse range of applications and sizes. Regardless of the model, however, all the trucks displayed were designed to address the various mobility requirements of businesses in the area.
Heading the list were the Isuzu EXR and EXZ heavy-duty trucks, which were shown as tractor heads and a unit of the CYZ dump truck. For customers seeking trucks meant for lighter duties, IPC offered to them the NKR light truck, NHR with Ivan body option and the NQR in cab-and-chassis configuration.
“As one of the key growth areas in the country, Isabela is a strong market for commercial vehicles, which include trucks of all sizes and capabilities. The Isuzu Truck Fest – Isabela provided the local community a wide range of transport solution options that should help any business operate and grow in the most effective, sustainable and profitable way possible,” Koso said.