IN a move to establish a comprehensive database for commercial vehicles and operators, the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) will face a daunting task with its re-registration exercise for transport operators. They now have to start from scratch to build up its database of 87,705 operators managing more than 350,000 commercial vehicles, mostly due to poor record-keeping and management practices by the former Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB).

Sources claimed commission officers, who took over the licensing board on Jan 31, were shocked when they discovered the state of the record-keeping. Among the litany of gaffes the commission encountered are:- Files strewn all over the office floor – Filing cabinets left unorganised, with no proper record-tracking system- Incomplete and outdated records on permits issued to bus and taxi operators – Insufficient records on drivers’ details, as well as vehicle maintenance.

iDockAnalyst Press Release May 26 2011

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