No need for commercial vehicles to get transport ministry endorsement letter

By BERNAMA | 13 January 2021


PUTRAJAYA: Owners of commercial vehicles are not required to request for an endorsement letter from the Ministry of Transport (MOT) to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO), the ministry said today.

"Restrictions will not be placed on commercial vehicles operating during the MCO," it said in a statement.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had announced on Monday that the MCO would be enforced in six states - Penang, Selangor, the Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan), Melaka, Johor and Sabah - from Jan 13 until Jan 26.

The Conditional Movement Control Order, meanwhile, is implemented in Pahang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah, Terengganu and Kelantan, while Perlis and Sarawak are placed under the Recovery Movement Control Order for the same period.

The ministry said owners of commercial vehicles only needed to produce the verification letter from their employers when requested by enforcement personnel and special lanes would be designated at all roadblocks for them.

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

"This letter must be shown together with proof of membership in the association when requested by enforcement personnel at roadblocks," it said.

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/.

The ministry also advised public transport users to comply with the related standard operating procedures and guidelines as announced by the National Security Council, practice physical distancing, and maintain good hygiene as preventive measures to ward against Covid-19 transmission.

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