Truckers in California claim they’ve waited for their Motor Carrier Permits (MCP) for so long, they feel forced to choose between operating illegally or shutting down their business until they receive the proper permits.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is blaming a six-week backlog of MCP on a broken printer and a software problem.
California lawmaker, Jim Patterson, says his phone has been blowing up with complaints from frustrated truck drivers who have filled out the proper paperwork but still haven’t gotten their MCPs.
Patterson says, “There are hundreds of thousands of commercial trucks operating in our state and they all need this permit to operate legally. Those who don’t have it risk being penalized. The DMV needs to come clean about this problem immediately and tell all of us what their plan is to accommodate these commercial drivers.”
According to the DMV, the issue was corrected back in March and if truckers have not yet received their MCPs, it’s due to late filings or filing errors.