Commercial vehicles allowed to operate in states under MCO, says Transport Ministry


PUTRAJAYA: Commercial vehicles are not restricted from operating in the states under the movement control order which begins on Wednesday (Jan 13).

The Transport Ministry said in a statement that special lanes for commercial vehicles will also be designated at roadblocks.

"Restrictions will not be placed on commercial vehicles operating during the MCO. Owners of commercial vehicles need to produce the verification letter from their employers when requested by enforcement personnel," said the Ministry

The statement also said to ensure unhindered movement, owners of commercial vehicles are not required to request for an endorsement letter from the Ministry.

"The Ministry acknowledges the issues and challenges faced by the public in ensuring that trade and logistics activities continue to operate smoothly and safely," it said.

For other logistics companies such as freight forwarders and warehouse operators that are registered with an association, an endorsement from the ministry can be obtained from their respective associations.

"This letter must be shown together with proof of membership in the association when requested by enforcement personnel at roadblocks. For companies that are not registered under any association or non-governmental organisation, an endorsement letter can be applied for at https://application.mot.gov.my/."

Meanwhile, the ministry also reminded public transport users to comply with the related Covid-19 preventive measures as announced by the National Security Council (NSC), such as practising physical distancing and maintaining good hygiene.

The government has imposed an MCO in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Melaka, Labuan, Penang and Sabah from Jan 13 to Jan 26.

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