Towing and Trucking Permits Being Revoked in New Mexico

July 8, 2009

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) said it has revoked the operating authorities of nearly 85 trucking, towing and other transportation companies in the state for failing to file appropriate documents with its agency.

The Motor Carrier Act (NMSA 1978, 65 2A-1-40) makes it unlawful for any for-hire (motor) carrier to operate within tNew Mexico without having filed and maintained proof of its financial responsibility with the Commission as provided by state law.

In total, the Commission has taken action on 381 companies since May 5, 2009 when the NMPRC revoked 36 operating authorities, another 86 on May 19, 2009, 85 on June 2, 2009 and 89 on June 16, 2009, all mostly towing or trucking operations in the state.

With this recent action taken by the full NMPRC, motor carriers have been put on notice that they cannot continue to operate or provide service in violation of the provisions of the Motor Carrier Act. Violations subject a motor carrier to penalties of up to $10,000 per day for each violation, plus penalties and administrative fines.

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Source: NMPRC

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