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The Ministry of Transport raises the BTM limit from 3500kg to 4000kg for de-controlled vehicles

Updated: Dec 16, 2022



Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong, the transport minister of Malaysia, recently announced in a news conference that their ministry has decided to have a special permit for de-controlled vehicles to be driven only using their D vehicle licences.


This means that the ministry has increased the BTM (kerb weight) limit of these de-controlled vehicles from 3500kg to 4000kg for D licence holders. Vehicle weight upwards of 4000kg will still need an E licence to operate.



Previously, D licence holders were only permitted to drive vehicles to up 3500kg in kerb weight, and for those ranging in between 3500kg and 4000kg, they were forced to take an E licence to drive their vehicles, although the vehicle difference of a 3500kg and 4000kg vehicle were minimal.


This permit will come into effect immediately (18 September 2022), and will be ended on a later date that is to be announced, as this permit’s purpose it to help alleviate business owners during the recovering phase of the pandemic.


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