After three (3) long years of pursuing for the proper registration and classification for the three-wheeled vehicles and quadricycles, Trimotors Technology Corporation – the exclusive distributor of Bajaj three-wheelers in the Philippines lead by Raul Jay R. Manglapus III finally obtained its long awaited vision.
With the hopes of providing a better mode of last mile transportation for the Filipinos, top executives from the larger JDel Group of Companies, where Trimotors is part of, have seen the possibility of bringing Bajaj RE in the country when they visited India in 2014. With the progression of time, Trimotors Technology Corporation is built. Since then, Trimotors has been continuously coordinating with different government organizations through the close monitoring of Eileen C. Gigante, the Head for External Affairs of Trimotors, just to fix the conflict in terms of the three-wheeled vehicle registration. The company has gone through different challenges along the way but with the support of those who endlessly believe in their capability everything is worth trying. Behind the lengthy process, a favorable decision has been made. Based on the newly released memo by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Memorandum Circular No. 2020-2227, it is stated that Private and For Hire three-wheeled vehicle as well as Quadricycle will primarily be classified as Motorcycle Tricycle or Non-Conventional Motorcycle but with the future developments and upon operationalization of the new Land Transportation Management System, the Three-Wheeled Vehicle (L5), Light Quadricycle (L6), and Heavy Quadricycle (L7) motorcycles previously registered as Motorcycle-Tricycle or Non-Conventional Motorcycle will be registered as Three-wheeled Vehicle (TWV). In addition to that, these types of vehicles may be allowed to pass through secondary national highways if no alternate routes were designated by the local government units (LGUs) given that they must use the outer most lane or the right most portion of the road.
It is indeed a breakthrough, not only for Trimotors but the three-wheeler industry which marks a history in the landscape the of the Philippine transportation. For more stories and information, find us on fb.com/BajajPhilippines.