A look at various Mexican trucking laws and regs!

I’ve been thinking about translating various laws and regulations governing Mexican commercial carriers for some time, and I still may do it, but for now, I’ll point ya’ll towards the information and you can translate it yourself. Not that I expect many to let the facts get in the way of their opinions.

Licencia Federal de Conductor

Despite what some would have you believe, the Mexican CDL or Licencia Federal, is not readily available on every street corner in Mexico. That’s not to say there are not some good fakes, but none of them are listed in the LFIS database and therefore it is doubtful they would ever pass inspection during the PASA’s nor during a traffic stop in the US or Mexico.

There have been many questions and searches on this site about the cost of a Licencia Federal.

COSTOS DE LOS DERECHOS PARA LA LICENCIA FEDERAL DE CONDUCTOR

TRAMITE

PRECIO

EXPEDICION FIRST ISSUE FEE

$303.15

REFRENDO PER ENDORSEMENT

$81.41

CATEGORIA ADICIONAL EACH ADDITIONAL CATEGORY

$96.41

REEXPEDICION (RENOVACION) RENEWAL

$183.18

DUPLICADO REPLACEMENT OF LOST LICENSE

$183.18

REPOSICION DE RECIBOS SOMETHING ABOUT RECIEPTS

$105.16

COPIA CERTIFICADA CERTIFIED COPIES OF DRIVING RECORDS

$12.40

EXAMEN MEDICO DOT PHYSICAL, DRUG TESTS,

PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING, ETC

$1,302.00

NOTA:

EL COSTO DE LA MULTA POR REFRENDO EXTEMPORANEO SERA DE:

1 REFRENDO = 6 DÍAS DE SALARIO MINIMO VIGENTE EN EL D.F.

2 REFRENDOS = 12 DÍAS DE SALARIO MINIMO VIGENTE EN EL D.F.

EL ARTICULO VIOLADO ES EL 90 DEL REGLAMENTO DE AUTOTRANSPORTE FEDERAL Y SERVICIOS AUXILIARES Y EL SANCIONADOR ES EL ARTICULO 74 FRACCION IX DE LA LEY DE CAMINOS, PUENTES Y AUTOTRANSPORTE FEDERAL.

That information can be found at SCT.GOB.MX.

To compute the cost, use a $1 to $10 pesos for currency conversion.

So as you can see, the Licencia Federal can get rather expensice and I believe it is only issued for a period of 2 years.

Mexican Hazardous Material Regulations

There has been much information thrown around about Mexican carriers and how they are unregulated in everything they do, including Haz Mat Rules.

Mexico has regulations in place and enforced that closely mirror those in the US. The only difference I could find is that the Secretariat de Communicaciones y Transportes, has been able to condense what takes a book the size of a dime store novel, and publish it in an 18 page document, and say the same thing as our DOT.

Sounds interesting doesn’t it? Especially from an alleged “third world” country. DOWNLOAD IT and check it out. The transation is your job. Time doesn’t permit me to do it for you at the moment.

Permits, Taxes, Operating Authority

I get sick of hearing that Mexico has no databases, when the fools parroting this refrain no damned well it is not the truth.

Want to check a Mexican carriers Fuel Permit? Check out Permits issued to carriers broken down State to State

Want statistics? Mexico has them! In a DATABASE that gives you any information you could desire and more.

All it takes people is a little research on your own and you’ll see the bill of goods protectionists and nativists who are opposed to anything from Mexico have sold you.