Members of the New Mexico Operating Permit System Team. Courtesy/MTPD
The New Mexico Motor Transportation Police implemented a “soft launch” Thursday of its new oversize/overweight permitting system.
This system, named “New Mexico Operating Permit System” (NM-OPS) was built for the Motor Transportation Police Department (MTPD) for the purpose of allowing the commercial trucking industry to self-issue nearly all of the required permits on-line.
This new system will facilitate permit ordering and operations at all New Mexico ports of entry and online, provide constant construction updates, and provide GIS Mapping for routing. The first permit from this system was issued Thursday.
It is the goal of the Motor Transportation Police to issue fewer permit sales at the counters in the ports of entry and more on-line permit verification at these locations. The streamlining of the permit process will allow department employees to focus on the important job of commercial vehicle safety inspections.
Full launch for the NM-OPS system is scheduled for March 9. The implementation of the NM-OPS system would not have been accomplished without the cooperation of the following: the New Mexico Department of Transportation/Bridge Department, New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department, Federal Motor Carrier Association, New Mexico State University, Bureau of Indian Affairs, New Mexico county and local governments, Pro-Miles vendor, and the great effort of the NM-OPS team.