US/Mexico Long Haul Pilot Program

A new FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) pilot program allows certain motor carriers, commercial motor vehicles and drivers from the Republic of Mexico to operate within the United States.

Size & Weight Enforcement

MTP is responsible for implementing an “effective” size and weight program statewide. This is a federal requirement contained in 23 CFR, Section 657.17. States that fail to certify and maintain an effective plan are subject to a 10% annual reduction in federal highway funds. In federal fiscal years 2005 and 2006 the state received approximately $300 million in federal highway assistance. Since 1994, MTP has made a commitment to perform 25,000 mobile weighings each year and this has resulted in enhanced size and weight compliance by the commercial motor vehicle industry.

MTP Accident Reconstruction Team 2012

MTP Accident Reconstruction Team 2012



Accident Reconstruction Team

Organized to help other law enforcement agencies within New Mexico with reconstruction of serious traffic accidents where the possibility of felony charges would be filed against one or more of the drivers of a crash. The team was formed by Motor Transportation Police and State Police officers from across the state and involves intensive training and testing.




The following New Mexico Transportation and Highway Statues serve as regulatory guidelines:

NMAC 18.19.8 – Height and Weight of Vehicles and Loads

NMAC 18.23.3 – Movement of Manufactured Homes on Designated Four Lane Highways

MTP Application for Excessive Size and Weight Permit (PDF)

Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP)

MTP began implementation of its Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) in October 1988. The program has received both regional and national recognition for its high quality and its leadership within the motor carrier safety community. The MTP MCSAP program is an essential part of pilot programs for the development of ASPEN (inspection software), CVSA Motorcoach Inspection Process, National Fleet Survey (random inspections), and Performance-Based Safety Plans. New Mexico is 1 of only 6 states to participate in such advanced work.