Getting to Know Rice Truck's Innovative Features

Using fully automated system, ACT's Rice Truck aims to provide mobile and convenient way to distribute rice.

The truck is equipped with a hose that can suck up rice into the truck's storage that can hold up to 10 tons of rice. (ACTNews/Reza Mardhani_

ACTNews, BANDUNG – In the back of Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)’s that has just been launched, there is a fairly large diesel engine. Near the diesel engine were two hoses sticking out into a rice container.

Ahyudin as the Chairperson of ACT’s Board of Trustees demonstrated how the two hoses can suck up the rice into the storage that can hold up to 10 tons of rice.

"Later, there will be a very large rice barn. To load rice into the truck, these hoses will be used to automatically suck the rice. In addition, it can also be done manually by storing the rice into the truck using stairs from the door on top," explained Ahyudin when introducing Rice Truck in the city of Bandung on Friday (10/18).

In addition, Ahyudin also tested the rice dispensers on the Rice Truck. The rice can be dispensed using an RFID tap card called Global Wakaf Card. The dispensers are estimated to dispense rice up to one liter of rice in half a second.

The Chairman of ACT’s Board of Trustees Ahyudin is demonstrating how the Global Wakaf Card works. (ACTNews / Reza Mardhani)

The truck has also been physically tested on the streets of Bandung, and even driving on heavy terrains such as roads with only little asphalt. According to Sutaryo as the Rice Truck Coordinator, the new truck has been able to perform its duty on a rough terrain.

"Alhamdulillah, our Rice Truck can be used in difficult terrains. It is equipped with sophisticated technology and a strong engine. After this, we will have some tryouts and fully load the truck with 10 tons of rice. We aim to distribute rice to several other areas. After Bandung, we will try it in several areas from Purwarkarta up to DKI Jakarta," Sutaryo said.

The technology created for Rice Truck aims to facilitate rice distribution in a more sophisticated and convenient way. "Previously, we manually distributed sacks of rice unloaded from aid trucks. We are now trying to create a rice distribution system that is more sophisticated, more mobile, more massive, and faster. So this Rice Truck was born." said Ahyudin.

Ahyudin hoped that the presence of Rice Truck can be an inspiration for others. He also hoped that this example of generosity can be followed by others. Thus, the problem of poverty that afflicts the community can be solved together. "Let's prove that we love this nation that we don't just talk about eradicating poverty, but also work for it," he said. []