Transportation & Cargo Solutions S de RL de CV aka TRACSO, a Mexican motor carrier domiciled in Cd. Juarez Chihuahua, becomes the 14th Mexican carrier to pass their Pre-Authority Safety Audit and earn the right to participate in the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico.
TRACSO operates 154 tractors as a drayage carrier operating within the El Paso commercial zone. They have been cleared to operate 6 trucks in the Pilot Program.
Authority was granted on October 30 by FMCSA following a public comment period that only received 4 comments. Three of the comments opposed granting of authority, while the fourth, submitted by Mexico Trucker Online, supported granting of the authority.
As of this posting, TRACSO has yet to exercise their newly earned authority.
With the addition of TRACSO to the Cross Border Pilot Program, there are now 14 Mexican carriers participating using 49 tractor-trailers with 43 licensed operators. These carriers have made 8,819 border crossings under the pilot program. 12,811 inspections have been conducted on the participants as they’ve entered the US and in the interior resulting in an average Out of Service rate of 9.85% for the vehicles and Out of Service rate for drivers averaged 0.80%. The U.S. National Average for Out of Service violations is 20.72% for vehicles and 5.51% for drivers.
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