18.1. The Government may, by regulation, in the cases and according to the terms and conditions it determines, impose on the transport service intermediaries it indicates the obligation to obtain and maintain a suretyship contract for an amount it determines, and file the contract with the Commission, so as to guarantee the performance of their obligations toward other contracting parties. The suretyship contract must be accompanied with an undertaking by the surety to notify the Commission in the event of cancellation or non-renewal of the contract or reduction of the suretyship amount.
If such a suretyship contract is not obtained or maintained, the registration of the transport service intermediary on the list established under section 16 shall be refused or cancelled. An intermediary whose registration has been cancelled cannot present another application for registration until the default has been remedied and 90 days have elapsed since the date of cancellation.
The Commission shall publish the name and address of the surety together with the name of the intermediary whose obligations are guaranteed by the surety.