According to the Auditor General's Office (AGN, for its acronym in Spanish), the National Commission for Transport Regulation (CNRT) through its regional delegations, "repeatedly controlled the same vehicles in more than one operation." According to the report, this relates to the “travel expenses, commissions, which are awarded to officers for inspection tasks.

"It seems to be a malicious act that calls into question the veracity of the work done in committees of services which intends to charge travel expenses," said the Audit about the irregularities in the cargo transport control tasks, performed by delegations of San Juan, Posadas, and La Rioja.

The watchdog said that in San Juan, for example, "a vehicle is retained at 9.20 am, registered under the company name: Triguy and Lombarge, on its way through Mendoza-San Juan", and it is also "listed as controlled, but without infringement, on the same route, the same day, at 10.25 but under another name." In fact, in Posadas, controlled vehicles were recorded with "no issues" but “were not recorded in the National Register of Automotive Transportation (RUTA, for its acronym in Spanish) database".

The report, approved this year on data for the period 2007-2009, indicates that the Control Area of the CNRT found that "there were vehicles with expired Mandatory Technical Reviews that passed the vehicle inspection."

The delegation of the Province of La Rioja, "of all the controlled vehicles operated between August and September 2009 - there are 89 that passed without any issues, despite not having their Compulsory Technical Review and in some cases, they weren’t even registered in the database of Automotive Transportation."

According to the delegation, "In areas where operations are conducted, communication is not very good, so it is difficult to ascertain the veracity of the documents presented by the audited carriers".

But according to the comments of the auditors: “what we have exposed is evidence of a lack of willingness of the auditors, mainly because to control the Mandatory Technical Review the only thing they have to do is to check the expiration date of the ticket placed on the windshield of the vehicle."
Detection of Irregular Registration Centers and No Control

Although in 2005 there were "a hundred irregular registration centers" detected and removed from the Registry of Motor Transport (RUTA), according to the audit, "that was the first and only time that the "headquarters of record” were controlled. Any natural or legal person who carries cargo transportation by motor must enroll through the Reception Centers Registration (CRI), in the National Register. AGN says that although there was a need to control, "an audit system was not implemented at the registration centers."

The fact is that "no checks were made to the CRI because the Transport Department has not yet approved the formation of the body of auditors," as reported by the National Technological University (in its capacity as member of the Managing Entity Directory), before the consultation control body. It should be noted that the Secretary of Transportation is responsible for issuing regulations related to the registration, administration, and operation of the Single Registry of Motor Transport.

Lack of Controls

The CNRT, in its III Letter of Commitment with the City, set its goal in inspecting both the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires and the provinces with a total of 20,400 vehicles per year. The AGN indicated that this, in 2008, represented "only 4% of all registered vehicles, 20,400 vehicles around the country against 505,003 recorded in the RUTA."