BUKIT MERTAJAM: Lorry operators in the northern states on Thursday increased their rates by about 35% following the fuel price increase.
Persatuan Perkhidmatan Pengangkutan Lori (Bahagian Utara) Malaysia president Lee Far Li said they needed to increase their rates as the price of diesel had gone up from RM1.58 a litre to RM2.58.
“The RM1 increase would eat up 35% of our operational cost. We have no choice but to increase our rates. Otherwise, we cannot continue with our services,” he said.
The association, an affiliation of Pan Malaysian Lorry Owners, held a meeting Thursday to discuss the fuel hike and made an announcement on their new rates.
Lee said the association would monitor the situation and if there was another fuel price increase in the next few months, it would review its rates again.
“We would need to adjust according to the situation.”
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