Assemblyman Patterson claims DMV is hiding permit backlog for commercial truckers

California

Thousands of California truckers could be forced to put their job and business in park. Assemblyman Jim Patterson is accusing the DMV of creating a potential state-wide road block.

“They’re getting in the way of opportunity, prosperity and good people trying to hard to make a living.”

Mom and pop trucking companies and its drivers may be hitting a dead end at the DMV. Assmeblyman Patterson revealed on Friday the DMV is facing a major delay in renewing motor carrier permits.

“It’s literally on the threshold of closing down businesses that do well and pay well.”

Patterson says his office phone has been ringing non-stop. Truckers here in the Valley tell Patterson the DMV is backlogged for at least six weeks to renew their required driving permits to transport goods in the state.

“The DMV’s response was that’s as fast as we are going to be able to do it and if we can’t get it done by the time you need it then you will have to shutdown your operation.”

The DMV has yet to respond to the reported backlog and Patterson says they have ignored his calls.

“It’s time for the DMV to own up to what they’re doing and fix it right now.”

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