THE STUDY OF THE ATTITUDE OF DRIVERS TOWARDS THE USE OF NGV INSTEAD OF DIESEL FUEL: A CASE STUDY OF TRANSPORTATION COMPANY
The purpose of this research was; 1. Study the attitude of the transportation company’s truck drivers to change to use NGV (Natural Gas for Vehicle) instead of Diesel fuel, 2. Study information and guidelines for the decision to improve engines to be able to use NGV instead of Diesel fuel for the company's transportation’s trucks. Populations of this research are 100 transportation company’s truck drivers. The research instrument is a questionnaire. Standard deviation Independent T-test, One-way analysis of variance (One-way ANOVA) and double difference analysis using Scheffe method. Use SPSS program for statistical analysis. This research determines statistical significance at the level of .05. The results of research found that truck drivers have a positive attitude towards switching to NGV in terms of engine performance safety, easy to maintenance, maintenance center, environmental impact and overall performance. Especially in terms of price and safety can be considered as the most important driver from doing the test, also found the concerns of the driver both NGV stations that are not enough. Maintenance is quite difficult and the engine performance that may be impaired compared to using diesel. However, there is a tendency that drivers will support the company switching to NGV in order to reduce transportation costs and able to compete in the market.