New Mexico State Police Conduct Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Operation in Southeastern New Mexico

The New Mexico State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Bureau, Compliance Review Division, and Uniform Bureau conducted a joint operation with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Federal Railroad Administration.

The 5-day Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) impact operation was conducted from April 8 through April 12, 2024, concentrating on areas around Hobbs, Eunice, & Carlsbad. The operation's goal was to curb the illegal transportation of hazardous materials, hazardous waste, illegal contraband, and other items regulated under transportation and environmental law in New Mexico and across New Mexico and Texas.

The operation resulted in the following Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) enforcement activities:

• 1,368 Portable Weights Conducted

• 628 CMV Inspections Conducted

• 236 Citations Issued

• 101 CMVs placed Out of Service

• 99 Cargo Checks Conducted

• 27 Drivers placed Out of Service

• 5 Vehicles were found to be Overweight

In addition, the New Mexico State Police Compliance Review Team performed 6 On-Site Comprehensive Reviews. One of these reviews is still under investigation, and this motor carrier is facing an unsatisfactory rating for acute and critical violations.

The New Mexico State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Bureau will continue to conduct operations throughout the year.

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