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08/06/2013 3:50 PM Size & Weight EnforcementPort LocationsFMCSA Safety & SecurityCommerical Vehicle Safety Alliance

When are escorts required?

08/06/2013 2:52 PM An escort is required for the movement of all widths exceeding 14 feet, and may be required for widths of less than 14 feet depending on the route. An escort is required for the movement of all loads that exceed 90 feet in length. Front and rear...

Who has to get a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity?

08/06/2013 2:51 PM For-hire intrastate motor carriers of passengers and household goods must obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience & Necessity from the NM Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC). Such motor carriers includes the following: Shuttle services Taxi...

What is an Exempt Motor Carrier?

08/06/2013 2:50 PM Exempt motor carriers are carriers hauling farm and agricultural produce. Exempt products are raw materials that have not been processed and livestock. Intrastate exempt motor carriers must be registered for the Intrastate Warrant from the NM Public...

What is the ICC?

08/06/2013 2:41 PM The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) was phased out. Currently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issues operating authority for common or contract carriers that haul for hire. More information on FMCSA Registration and...

If I have a Farm Plate, can I go across state lines?

08/06/2013 2:39 PM Possibly, some IRP jurisdictions allow special plated vehicles to travel in their jurisdictions without paying registration fees. However, farm carriers must have a New Mexico Tax Identification Permit and an IFTA license and decals when traveling...

What is a Mill Rate?

08/06/2013 2:38 PM Mill rate is the cents- per- mile paid for the weight distance tax. The rate depends on the weight of the vehicle, and whether the vehicle is used for one- way hauling or two- way hauling (loaded both ways). Mill rates are listed on your quarterly...

I sold my truck and bought a new one. Can I transfer my cab cards?

08/06/2013 2:38 PM No, you may submit a New Mexico Apportioned Registration Application Schedule A & B specifying an even-exchange. Some states allow even-exchange credit for unused periods, however you will get new plates and credentials for your new vehicle....

Can I buy my way through at the Port of Entry? How much is it?

08/06/2013 2:36 PM Yes, if a carrier does not have the IRP Registration Cab Card listing New Mexico, or have a New Mexico Tax Identification Permit, the carrier is required to pay the following: 0 lbs. - 26,000 lbs. | seven cents per mile 26,001 lbs. - 54,000 lbs. |...

How do I cancel my account(s) with the State of New Mexico?

08/06/2013 2:30 PM New Mexico Tax Identification permit account: Holders are required to submit a letter with the carrier account number (MTD/TAX account number). All tax identification permits for the registration year must be returned to the Commercial Vehicle...

What do I do if I lose my cab card or license plate?

08/06/2013 2:27 PM For a lost IRP Registration cab card and sticker: Submit a written request with the account number, unit number, plus a check for $3.50. For a lost IRP plate (IR E0000, IR 0000 or IR 00000): Submit a written request with the account number, unit...

What is your address?

08/06/2013 2:26 PM MVD Commercial Vehicle Bureau 2546 Camino EntradaSanta Fe, NM 87507

What do I do if I need to change the name on my account?

08/06/2013 2:25 PM Submit a written request to the Commercial Vehicle Bureau of MVD with the carrier account number listing the OLD name and the NEW name. If the carrier wants new cab cards printed for IRP, submit $3.50 per IRP Cab Card and $2.00 for each Tax ID...

What am I required to have when I cross the State of New Mexico?

08/06/2013 2:22 PM Out-of-state carriers are required to have in their possession: Current IRP registration from their base state listing New Mexico or a valid trip permit from the Port of Entry IFTA license and decals (a decal on the drivers side and one on the...

What is a 2290?

08/06/2013 2:21 PM IRS Form 2290 is a Heavy Vehicle Use Tax imposed by the Federal Government on any vehicle 55,000 lbs. and over. This tax should be paid at a local IRS office to expedite your registration process.

What is Authority?

08/06/2013 2:21 PM Permission for companies that operate as for- hire carriers (for a fee or other compensation) that transport commerce, or arrange for their transport, within the borders of New Mexico.

What is a Warrant?

08/06/2013 2:19 PM Authority issued by the State of New Mexico Public Regulations Commission to allow for- hire carriers to haul property from point to point in the state of New Mexico. The following are required to have a Warrant: Escort Services General Commodities...

How do I register a commercial vehicle in New Mexico?

08/06/2013 2:14 PM A. Based Interstate Carriers Carriers that cross state lines - Vehicle must be titled in New Mexico. This can be done at any MVD Field Office. Carrier must submit the receipted IRS Form 2290 with appropriate weight category code. This applies only...

What is a Medical Waiver (medical exemption)?

08/06/2013 2:11 PM The FMCSA grants medical exemption waivers to commercial motor vehicle drivers who have diabetes controlled with Insulin and to commercial motor vehicle drivers with vision of less than 20/40. Get applications for these waivers please visit...

What is a DOT physical and why is it important?

08/06/2013 2:08 PM A DOT physical is a medical examination of a commercial driver performed by a licensed medical examiner. It ensures that a person is medically qualified to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle.

What are Private MVD Offices?

08/06/2013 2:05 PM Private MVD Offices have a contract with the State MVD to provide MVD services to the public. Private MVD Offices charge administrative fees,  in addition to any MVD fees that apply to your transactions.

My CDL is expired. Do I need to take the tests again?

08/06/2013 2:00 PM If you have a New Mexico CDL and it has been expired for less than a year, you do not need to retest. If your New Mexico CDL has been expired for more than a year, you will need to retest on both the knowledge and skills tests. If you have an...

What is the fee for a commercial driver’s license?

08/06/2013 1:55 PM The fee is $18.00 for a four- year license or $34.00 for an eight- year license. Drivers who are 75 years old or older must renew their licenses yearly, but they are not charged renewal fees. State law now requires a DWI records check on all drivers...

About The National Driver Register

08/06/2013 1:15 PM The National Driver Register (NDR) is a computerized database of information about drivers who have had their licenses revoked or suspended, or who have been convicted of serious traffic violations, such as driving while impaired by alcohol or...

How can I find out if I am listed in NDR?

08/06/2013 1:13 PM You are entitled, under the provisions of the Privacy Act, to request a file search to see if you have a record on the NDR. As a private citizen, you must send a notarized letter commonly referred to as a “privacy act request” to the NDR indicating...

Who is legally authorized to receive information from the NDR?

08/06/2013 1:12 PM Any individual under the provisions of the Privacy Act State and federal driver's license officials Current or prospective employers of motor vehicles operators Air Carriers for Pilot Applicants The Federal Railroad Administration and employers of...

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