Commission may take action against certificate or permit
(1)Except as specified in subsection (3) of this section, the commission, at any time, by order duly entered, after hearing upon notice to the motor carrier and upon proof of violation, may issue an order to cease and desist or may suspend, revoke, alter, or amend any certificate or permit issued to the motor carrier under this article for the following reasons:
(a)A violation of this article or of any term or condition of the motor carrier’s certificate or permit;
(b)Exceeding the authority granted by a certificate or permit;
(c)A violation or refusal to observe any of the proper orders or rules of the commission;
(d)For a towing carrier, a violation of any of the provisions set forth in part 18 or 21 of article 4 of title 42, C.R.S., or a conviction, guilty plea, or plea of nolo contendere to a felony;
(e)For a mover, failure or refusal to abide by the terms of an arbitrator’s award under section 40-10.1-507, or failure to satisfy the requirements for a new or renewed permit under section 40-10.1-502.
(2)Any person may file a complaint against a motor carrier for a violation of this article or a rule adopted under this article. The complainant may request any relief that the commission, in its authority, may grant, including an order to cease and desist, suspension or revocation of the motor carrier’s certificate or permit, or assessment of civil penalties. Upon proof of violation, the commission may issue an order to cease and desist, suspend or revoke the motor carrier’s certificate or permit, assess civil penalties as provided in article 7 of this title, or take any other action within the commission’s authority. In assessing civil penalties under this subsection (2), the commission is not constrained by the procedural requirements of section 40-7-116.
(3)Notwithstanding the notice and hearing provisions of subsection (1) of this section, the commission shall summarily suspend the certificate or permit of any motor carrier for failure to maintain effective insurance or surety bond coverage and file evidence of the same in accordance with section 40-10.1-107 and rules adopted pursuant thereto. The commission shall reinstate such summarily suspended certificate or permit within a time period specified in, and in accordance with, the rules of the commission.
(4)A motor carrier whose certificate or permit has been revoked for cause more than twice is not eligible for another such certificate or permit for at least two years after the date of the third such revocation. In the case of an entity, the two-year period of ineligibility also applies to all principals, officers, and directors of the entity, whether or not any such principal, officer, or director applies individually or as a principal, officer, or director of the same or a different entity. As used in this subsection (4), “revoked for cause” does not include a revocation for failure to carry the required insurance unless it is shown that the person knowingly operated without insurance.
(5)Any commission action under subsection (1) or (2) of this section must conform to the provisions and procedures specified in article 6 of this title. The motor carrier has all the rights to the opportunity for a hearing, review, and appeal as to such order or ruling of the commission as are now provided by articles 1 to 7 of this title. No appeal from or review of any order or ruling of the commission supersedes or suspends such order or rulings unless specifically ordered by the proper court.
Section 40-10.1-112 — Commission may take action against certificate or permit,
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