Transport firms urged to apply for fleet card

Continued savings: A commercial transport lorry driver showing his fleet card before refuelling. — Bernama

PUTRAJAYA: Selected goods transport vehicle companies in Peninsular Malaysia have been urged to immediately apply for a fleet card to ensure they enjoy the benefits when the government implements its targeted diesel subsidy.

These companies are expected to file their applications by April 30 at the latest, said Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali.

The implementation of subsidised diesel under the Subsidised Diesel Control System (SKDS) 2.0 involves nine types of vehicles in the land transport sector of goods, he added.

They are general cargo lorries, bottled drinks lorries, refrigerated lorries and luton lorries (box vans for delivery).

Others are flour tankers, water tankers, panel vans, window vans and prime movers.

“That (April 30) is not a closing date, there is no closing date as long as it has not been announced when the implementation date (for targeted diesel subsidies) will be.

“However, to ensure that these types of vehicles are ready, we urge you to apply by April 30 at the latest.

“It is to ensure that whenever the government announces the implementation date, at least nine types of goods transportation (companies) already have a fleet card,” he said after attending an engagement session with the transport industry and oil supply companies here yesterday, Bernama reported.

Armizan said the engagement session was held to enlist the cooperation of land transport association members to speed up their fleet card applications with selected oil companies.

“In the discussion earlier, we also agreed to consider an appeal, if previously the goods companies were limited to having the option of two oil supplier companies.

“We have decided on the appeal, we will give an additional option which is you can choose three out of five oil supply companies,” he said, adding that the companies involved are Petronas, Shell, Petron, Caltex and BHP.

In the meantime, Armizan said there are companies already registered with the MySubsidi Diesel System and given approval, but which have not applied for a fleet card with an oil supplier company.

“They have already received approval but have not applied for a fleet card; they are waiting to see how much of a quota they can get and wait for the announcement on its implementation.

“We have also instructed the oil supply companies to be ready and add to their fleet card orders, because I think our government is very concerned that those who will benefit from this will exceed our initial estimate,” he said.

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