KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Tipper Lorry Operator’s Association has urged the government to update cargo weight limit guidelines for commercial vehicles.
Its president, Michael Loo, said the current guidelines were last updated in 2018 and were outdated.
He said the rules were not in line with current automotive technological developments.
Lorries currently are capable of carrying loads between 30 and 45 tonnes safely compared to the weight limit of between 24 and 30 tonnes currently permitted, he added.
Loo said they had conducted engagement sessions with the road transport department (JPJ) in 2020 and data about the issue had been gathered by the department but no decision was reached.
“The JPJ acknowledged the data and agreed with the association’s suggestion for an additional 20% allowance above the permitted weight limit but it required the approval from the transport ministry.
“We hope the ministry, especially minister Loke Siew Fook will look into the issue and give it the appropriate attention,” he said.