Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
The New Mexico State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, (NMSP-CVE), of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety is the lead MCSAP agency within the State of New Mexico. The mission of the NMSP-CVE is to promote safety on New Mexico highways by providing law enforcement traffic services to the motoring public, to ensure the safe and legal operation of commercial motor vehicles, and to prevent the introduction of illicit contraband into New Mexico while facilitating trade. The ultimate goal of the NMSP-CVE is to reduce crashes involving commercial motor vehicles.
This mission is accomplished by enforcing the state’s Criminal Code, the Motor Transportation Act, the Motor Vehicle Code, and additional federal/state commercial motor vehicle safety regulations as adopted in the New Mexico Administrative Code.
NMSP-CVE Officers and Transportation Inspectors conduct commercial motor vehicle inspections at fixed and roadside locations. Officers patrol highways and conduct traffic stops and inspections.
The Compliance Review Unit conducts Comprehensive Safety Analysis Investigations on intrastate and interstate commercial motor carriers, while the Safety Audit Unit conducts Safety Audits on interstate carriers.
New Mexico has adopted the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations. The regulation is applicable to intrastate operations, with the exception of the short haul exemption. If the operation is intrastate the radius changes to 150 air miles. Refer to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ELD FAQ’s
The NMSP-CVE works with FMCSA, of the United States Department of Transportation, with the focus of motor carrier safety in New Mexico. NMSP-CVE is also a member of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. The alliance aims to achieve uniformity, compatibility, and reciprocity of commercial motor vehicle inspections and enforcement between each of the United States of America, Canada, and Mexico. The Bureau has a close working relationship with the New Mexico Trucking Association with a mutual focus toward improving safety and increasing efficiency for commercial transportation.