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Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-444-7000 (General)
Contact: Office of the Chief
Email: chiefoff@ci.colosp. . .
Hours: 24 Hours a Day

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Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) is defined as: "... any self-propelled or towed vehicle bearing an apportioned plate of having a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or gross combination rating (GCWR) of ten thousand one pounds or more, which vehicle is used in commerce on the public highways of this state...
Colorado Revised Statute 42-4-235

Photo of Truck Specs on door Small truck and combination vehicle (vehicles with a GVWR or GCWR between 10,001 and 26,000 pounds) drivers must comply with all safety requirements contained in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) when operating vehicles that meet the definition above.

Part 391.11(b)(2) requires drivers of a CMV be able to read and speak English.

Photo of Sign to Stop at Weigh StationAll Commercial Vehicles with a GVWR or GCWR of 10,001 pounds or more are required to stop at the portable weigh stations (Port of Entry).

The vehicle's GVWR can usually be found on the VIN plate or sticker.

All motor carriers shall be knowledgeable of the safety regulations for commercial motor vehicles.