Running for the Second Period to Chair Aptrindo, Gemilang to Focus on Five Issues

Gemilang Tarigan, President Director of trucking company PT Bena Mulia Karina and incumbent chairman of Indonesia Trucking Companies Association (Aptrindo), is ready to lead the organization for the 2020-2025 period and will run as a candidate in the 2nd Aptrindo Munas (National Assembly Meeting) on March 5-6, 2020.

“I am ready to run as a candidate and to lead this organization again,” Gemilang said in press conference at Aptrindo Head Office, on Friday, February 28, 2020.

As many as 22 provincial chapters (DPD) will be participants of the Munas that will run in conjunction with GAIKINDO Indonesia International Commercial Vehicle Expo (GIICOMVEC) 2020.

OC (Organizing Committee) Head of the 2nd Aptrindo Munas Felix Daniel Lawalata said on the press conference that the committee has opened opportunity to members to run for candidate until 05.00pm. “But, until now (at 03.00pm) no one has sent application except the incumbent, Pak Gemilang,” said Felix.

Titled ‘Pemanfaatan Teknologi Untuk Meningkatkan Daya Saing Moda Transportasi Jalan Yang Efektif dan Efisien’ (Technology Utilization for Improving Competitiveness through Efficiency and Effectiveness).

Felix explained as many as 110 voters from 22 DPD will chose the new chairman in which each DPD will be represented by 5 voters.

SC (steering committee) Head Tata Wahyudin explained that the Munas has two targets: First, formulating and instituting work programs for the period of 2020-2025 and second, electing the chairman for 2020-2025 period.

Third, establish the executive boards for 2020-2025 period and fourth set up recommendation to stakeholder on utilization of technology to support fluent road transportation mode, in a bid to support efficient logistics.

To focus on five issues

Gemilang Tarigan, meanwhile, explained that he would focus on five key issues if he would chair the association in the next five years. The key issues include, first, establishment of the DPD at the remaining of 12 provinces, creating in total of 34 DPD throughout all Indonesia’s provinces. Up to now, as many as 22 DPDs have been established.

Second, do digitalization for trucking business throughout the country, including completing data for all Aptroindo members. This include the application of truck information system and registration of Sistem Informasi dan Registrasi Truk Nasional (SiRetna).

Third, continue to encourage the program of zero ODOL (over dimension and over load) logistics truck (ODOL) with tagline of Zero ODOL and Zero illegal fees in transportation.

Fourth, maintain Aptrindo as the strategic partner of all stakeholders and government, and fifth, make Aptrindo play strategic role to support the trucking companies more competitive both in national and international level.

According to Aptrindo data, up to 2020, there are more than 1,900 trucking companies in Indonesia as member of Aptrindo.

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