Wednesday, January 30, 2008

CVLB cards for express bus drivers

The Star Online - 19 August 2007

KUALA LUMPUR: The Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) will introduce special cards for express bus drivers.

Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the cards containing their particulars would be displayed in buses to enable passengers to file complaints against errant drivers.

The CVLB reserves the right not to issue passenger service vehicle (PSV) licences to bus drivers against whom many complaints have been lodged, he said yesterday.

Khaled said the move would enable CVLB to trace the background and previous job experience of bus drivers as well as information on bus companies they used to work for.

“When the licence is revoked, then the bus driver concerned would not be allowed to move to another express bus company,” he said.

CVLB director Naimah Ramly said the agency had called Syarikat Kenderaan Bukit Gantang Sdn Bhd for a meeting on Tuesday.

The company operated the express bus that crashed on Aug 13, killing 21 people.

The company, which has 34 buses, has been issued with a notice to suspend operations. – Bernama

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