eHailing may face driver shortage


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 09 Apr 2019

PETALING JAYA: The eHailing industry may be hit with a shortage of drivers after the July deadline to comply with the new regulations as these companies foresee between 20% and 50% of their drivers quitting.

The Star spoke to several eHailing companies who said they expect part-time drivers to quit working as the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence application process is cumbersome and expensive. “Drivers dropping out is definitely going to happen, that is undeniable,” Mula Kuala Lumpur branch manager Kumeran Sagathevan said. “We are expecting a minimum of a 20% dropout rate,” he said.

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