Feltes Mexico

Trucking Inside Mexico – From Mexican Carrier Executives Perspectives

  The challenges inherent to running a successful motor carrier year after year in Mexico, the nation that boasts the world’s 15th largest economy are not all that different from those dealt with north of the border. In many cases, the differences are a matter of degree. On the other hand, there are some distinctions that are starkly different. From an article that appeared in…

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New initiative aims to curb abuse by Oversize/Overweight haulers in Mexico

Concerned with trucks hauling oversize/overweight loads that exceed Federal size and weight limits, Zepahua Lilian Garcia, a Deputy in the lower chamber of the Mexican Congress from the state of Veracruz,  has introduced a bill to reform provisions of Mexico’s Motor Carrier Law. Her bill would require that owners and drivers of trucks registered in Mexico be held responsible for providing proof of weight of the…

Operation 30 Delta

Operation 30 DELTA in force until April 4 in Mexico

Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, through the Directorate General of Protection and Preventive Medicine Transportation (DGPMPT), once again has implemented the Operation 30 Delta during the Easter holiday period on all roads and across all modes of the Mexican transportation industry. This operation will remain active until 4 April 2016. The purpose of 30 Delta is to insure safety and compliance by individuals engaged all facets…

CVSA Removes “English Requirements” (391.11(b)(2)) in Updated Out-of Service Criteria

Roadside inspectors no longer will place Mexican or Canadian truckers operating in the United States “Out-of-Service”  if they are unable to communicate in English, according to new Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance “tolerance guidelines”. CVSA said the procedures will go into effect April 1. The changes were approved by CVSA’s board and the majority of the membership, said Stephen Keppler, executive director of CVSA. The language…

Easter Week (Semana Santa) in Mexico and Federal Police are out in force

It’s Easter weekend in Mexico and most of the world, but in Mexico, the Federal Police are out in force keeping the highways safe. These banners are going up around the border region and the rest of the country advising motorists of the penalties for speeding, driving drunk, using the cell phone while driving and not using your seat belt. Driving yesterday from Saltillo Coahuila…

Latest Lawsuit against Mexican trucks by OOIDA/Teamsters, a web of distortions and baseless non-sense

The Petition for Review (15-70754) filed by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters with the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) jumping in as intervenors, is a study in ridiculous distortions of previous Court rulings which have all ruled in favor of FMCSA, and baseless rhetoric. The latest filing by both parties before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in nothing more than rehashing issues that have…

Mexican truckers

FMCSA announces Official Acceptance of Mexico’s NOM-68

The FMCSA, this week, published in the Federal Register, it’s decision to accept the Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM) or Official Mexican Standard) concerning the periodic inspection (PI) of commercial vehicles (CMV’s). FMCSA reviewed NOM-068-SCT-2-2014 (NOM68) and determined that it should be added to the list of programs which are compatible to, or as effective as, the Federal PI requirements contained in FMCSA regulations 49 CFR part…

Elizabeth and Me

MTO Online is back after a short hiatus

After the Cross Border Pilot Program successfully concluded last year and permanent operating authority was given to the participants who earned it, and despite the continued outcry and threats from those who continued to adamantly and unsuccessfully opposed it, I took a short hiatus from the issue for some “me” with my family. After 10 years of successfully advocating for the inclusion of Mexican carriers into our industry,…

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