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Regulations Governing Application Processing and Safety Requirements for OP-1(MX) and OP-2 Application Types

49 CFR Part 368 covers the application process for certificates of registration issued for carriers operating solely within defined commercial zones.  49 CFR Part 365 covers the application process for Mexico-domiciled motor carriers operating nationwide.  49 CFR Part 385 govern the safety review process for Mexico-domiciled motor carriers.  Note that Subpart B (Secs. 385.101-385.119) applies to Mexico-domiciled motor carriers, not the Subpart D (Secs. 385.101-385.337) provisions.


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​Resources for Law Enforcement

  • 49 CFR Part 385 Subpart C -  Certification of safety auditors, safety investigators, and safety inspectors
    • 385.201 Who is qualified to perform a review of a motor carrier or an intermodal equipment provider?  
    • 385.203 What are the requirements to obtain and maintain certification?  
    • 385.205 How can a person who has lost his or her certification be re-certified?
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Awareness Training Guide

  • Verifying a Carriers Operating Authority