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), said the MoT yesterday.
“Restrictions will not be placed on commercial vehicles operating during the MCO,” it said in a statement.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday announced that the MCO would be enforced in Penang, Selangor, the federal territories (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan), Melaka, Johor and Sabah from January 13 until January 26.
The conditional MCO (CMCO), meanwhile, would be implemented in Pahang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah, Terengganu and Kelantan, while Perlis and Sarawak would be placed under the recovery MCO (RMCO) during the same period.
The MoT said owners of commercial vehicles only need 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 registered with an association, the MoT said an endorsement letter from the ministry could 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,” it said.
For companies not registered under any association or non-governmental organisation (NGO), an endorsement letter can be applied at https://application.mot.gov.my/.
The MoT also advised public transport users to comply with the related standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines as announced by the National Security Council (NSC), practice physical distancing and maintain good hygiene as preventive measures to ward against COVID-19 transmission.