Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico concludes – Participants granted Standard Operating Authority by FMCSA

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In a surprising but not unanticipated move, the FMCSA granted the 13 Mexican motor carriers who participated recently concluded Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico Standard Operating Authority meaning they can continue to conduct business in the United States beyond the commercial zones as they have been doing...
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Rhetoric ramps up as Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico winds down

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October 2014 marks the end of the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico designed to show that Mexican trucks and trucking companies were capable of operating on US highways and in compliance with U.S. laws and regulations. Three years that included frivolous and baseless lawsuits filed by opponents...
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CVSA Brake Check Week set for September 7 – 13

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The annual Brake Safety Week inspection spree will take place Sept. 7-13, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced. CVSA says it expects more than 30,000 brake inspections to take place during the week, which would be a 50 percent increase from last year’s roughly 20,000 inspections. CVSA’s...
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In the minds of wingnut Conservative, President Obama is….

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The wrong color coupled with the wrong tribe. If he were more in the Stepin Fetchit School of Black Republicans (Clarence Thomas, Ben Carson, Herman Cain, Allen West), there wouldn’t be an issue. Otherwise, he’s the permanent “other”, a cosmopolitan who is sophisticated, rational, and skeptical. Race, of...
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Andrew Tahmooressi’s Defense Team – Drunk and disorderly in Tijuana – Assaults Mexican News Reporter

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TIJUANA.- On July 9th, after 101 days incarcerated in a Mexican prison, U.S. Marine reservist Andrew Tahmooressi, with his mother Jill and two defense attorneys in tow, finally appeared in court before a Tijuana federal judge. This was his his first evidentiary hearing since crossing the U.S. border...
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MCSAC meeting scheduled to discuss U.S.-Mexico Cross Border Long Haul Trucking Pilot Program

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee’s (MCSAC) subcommittee on the U.S.-Mexico Cross Border Long Haul Trucking Pilot Program will meet on Monday, July 28, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (E.D.T.). The meeting will be...
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Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturns decision which denied justice for Border Patrol murder victim

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NEW YORK–In a momentous decision, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the Constitution applies outside of the territorial limits of the United States, in this case Mexico, squarely rejecting the government’s argument that constitutional rights end at the border. The court accordingly reinstated a lawsuit...
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Supreme Court Denies OOIDA petition to stop Mexican Cross Border Pilot Program

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The U.S. Supreme Court denied the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) latest attempt to shut down the successful Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico. OOIDA contended that a federal appeals court erred when it said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration could exempt Mexican and Canadian drivers...
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