Retail Business Head Aadrin Azly said the initiative was part of PDB and Grab’s strategic partnership to make driving more rewarding for Grab Driver Partners.
“The first phase of the project will see 58 Grab Driver Pit Stops being rolled out in selected states across the country.
“Five selected outlets will be fully-furnished with an exclusive seating area to provide drivers with added comfort and convenience,” he told reporters after the launch of the Grab Driver Pit Stop, which will officially open its doors on May 2, here today.
He said it would be the first to offer an exclusive lounge, not only serving as a comfortable place for all drivers to recharge themselves, but also enjoying complimentary Mesra mineral water or hot coffee for every RM50 purchase of fuel, as well as other special offers.
“The Grab Driver Pit Stop is an ideal place for the drivers to rest and freshen themselves, in line with our emphasis on road safety and (preventing) the danger of microsleeping.
“The initiative is part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our value offerings to Grab, which include special incentives, discounts and a loyalty programme. We want all Grab driver partners to know that only at Petronas will they get the greatest value, service and products,” he added.
As a partner to PDB, Grab driver partners will also enjoy attractive fuel rebates of up to RM22 monthly via the Fuel Savers Programme. The programme, which was previously applicable to only selected top performing drivers, is now extended to Silver, Gold and Platinum drivers in the GrabAlIStars Programme.
In addition, all top performing Grab Driver Partners, who are entitled to receive the exclusive Kad Mesra Grab, can now enjoy 6X Mesra points (previously 5X) per litre of fuel, the highest point earnings offered in the industry.
All Grab driver partners, who are registered Mesra card members, will automatically get a one-month free Mesra Personal Accident benefit, providing a member Accidental Hospital and Death benefits of up to RM50,000 via the Axxess programme.
Members can opt to continue the subscription at only RM1 (100 Mesra points) monthly, when they spend a minimum of RM100 per month at any Petronas station nationwide.
The five fully-furnished outlets are now operational at Petronas Station (PS) Mutiara Damansara, PS Jalan Jelatek 2, PS KLIA2, PS East West Link, and PS Sprint Highway. By year-end, it is targeted the fully-furnished Grab Driver Pit Stop will be available in every city Grab is present.
PDB is the domestic marketing arm of Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), the national oil company, which holds 69.86% of its equity.
Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform, is present in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Cambodia.
Grab, which has 2.8 million drivers nationwide, is expected to roll out its services to Lahad Datu and Sarikei next week. - Bernama