CANACAR Arbitration action still valid despite claims of some on the media to the contrary

Since we reported in February that the Mexican trucking association known as Camara Nacional del Autotransporte de Carga (CANACAR) had brought back to the negotiating table, its 2009 demand for arbitration, various media outlets have made the claim that no such demand exists. They are incorrect. OVERDRIVEONLINE has a provocative headline that say “US says no suit […]

FMCSA releases proposed ELD rule – Comment Period To Be Announced

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work. The proposed rulemaking would […]

Texas DPS & Border Truckers Butt Heads over Border Inspections and Other Issues

With improvements at the Port of Brownsville forthcoming and investments into the county’s International Bridge System setting the stage for growth, the trucking industry has weighed heavily on the minds of business-savvy officials throughout Cameron County as of late. Increasing freight and truck traffic at the bridges is a great way to pad the county’s […]

Teamsters Prez James Hoffa admits Mexican truckers aren’t joking around!

We haven’t heard much out of Teamsters President James Hoffa since the DC Court Appeals threw out the Teamsters and OOIDA’s bogus and frivolous lawsuit pertaining to the Mexican truck issue, but apparently, his silence has been broken, In an article published today in the Huffington Post, Hoffa rants about the recent decision by Mexicos […]

CANACAR says “Ya Basta!” Starts arbitration against United States for failure to comply with NAFTA Trucking provisions

  Mexico’s CANACAR transport association has commenced an arbitration action against the US, seeking $30 billion in compensation for Washington’s refusal to fully open the border to Mexican trucks, as required by the North American Free Trade Agreement more than 20 years ago. Canacar director Jose Refugio Muñoz Lopez said in an interview from Mexico […]

Participant in Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico has operating authority revoked by FMCSA

The Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico has been in operation for 28 months and a participant has had his authority to operate revoked by FMCSA after scoring a “Conditional” rating during a compliance review. SERGIO TRISTAN MALDONALDO DBA TRISTAN TRANSFER domiciled in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas was notified by the FMCSA on January 23, 2014 that their […]

OOIDA issues response to Supreme Court denial of petition on Mexican trucks

OOIDA issued this statement about the Supreme Court and the Mexican Truck Pilot Program. As expected, it was short on facts and full of the usual misinformation about Mexican trucks and truckers. OOIDA had asked the Supreme Court to review the appeals court decision allowing the Mexican truck pilot program to continue, alleging that the […]

Supreme Court rejects OOIDA’s bogus attempt to derail Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico

The United States Supreme Court has refused, without comment, to hear the petition filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) in their continuing effort to shut down cross border trucking with Mexico. OOIDA had petitioned the court for review of the decision by the D.C. Court of Appeals that rejected all of the arguments […]

Revisiting the Mexican Cross Border Controversy Part 1 by Timothy D. Brady

On January 10, 2014, a conference was held at the US Supreme Court to decide whether the full court would hear OOIDA’s latest ludicrous attempt to shut down the legitimate and successful Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico. OOIDA, attempting to coerce the Court to accept as truth, allegations consisting of conclusions of law, inferences […]