Author: PMC

Border Patrol Finds 23 Undocumented Migrants, 200 pounds of Drugs in El Paso Texas

The Driver, Comothial Harper of Bainbridge Georgia had made earlier successful smuggling runs Federal agents found 23 migrants and more than 200 pounds of marijuana hidden in a semitrailer just outside of the El Paso city limits, officials said. Homeland Security Investigations agents assigned to the El Paso Border Enforcement Security Task Force pulled over the

US Trade Representative releases objectives towards NAFTA 2.0

On Monday, U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer announced the Administration’s intention to renegotiate NAFTA which has been in effect for 25 years. Since Lighthizer notified Congress of the renegotiation, USTR has been conducting extensive consultations with Congress, stakeholders, and the public at large. President Trump is listening. The Trump Administration has held dozens of

Canadians reveal their “Wish List” for negotiation of NAFTA 2.0

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA)has officially submitted comments on cross-border trade to Global Affairs Canada, as governments of the United States, Canada and yes, Mexico,  prepare to renegotiate aspects of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The association’s submission covers 11 related areas of interest including in-transit truck moves, cargo pre-clearance, government investment at ports of

OOIDA Responds to latest losses in the 5th & 9th Court of Appeals

A week after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out the Teamsters and OOIDA’s latest baseless and frivolous lawsuits, OOIDA has issued a non-responsive response on their website landlinemag.com Sandi Soendker, Land Line editor-in-chief, to her credit, wrote, without embellishment the following: A federal court has ruled in favor of the U.S. Department of

Mexico Announces New Rules for Double Trailers –

Despite strenuous objections from the business sectors in Mexico, the effort to modernize the provisions of the regulations covering oversize and overweight vehicles continues. Standards covered under NOM-012, NOM-036 and NOM-087 are being upgraded and modernized. Henceforth, the only way that double trailers can be operated on Federal highways is with special permission granted by

9th Circuit Court of Appeals DENIES OOIDA/Teamsters frivolous lawsuit against Mexican trucks, AGAIN

Once again, a federal court has taken the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and OOIDA to task for trying to shut down Mexican trucking in the United States by denying their Petition for Review. Judge Wardlow, writing for the majority, got the essence of the petitioners bogus claims correct. It wasn’t about safety, but fear of

Hours of Service Revisions for Mexican Truckers coming in second Half of 2017

The private sector and federal authorities are preparing to unveil in  second half of this year, new Hours of Service standards for operators of federal motor transportation services, which will regulate the number of hours driving and mandatory rest times. Felipe de Javier Peña, Vice-President of the Transport Commission of Concamin, reported that the measure has

U.S. Border Patrol agent’s cold blooded murder of Mexican teenager heads to Supreme Court

MONTERREY NL – The case of 15-year-old Sergio Hernandez Guerra who was murdered by Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa Jr in 2010 heads to the Supreme Court, as justices consider the case of questioning whether a foreign national, murdered on their own soil has certain Constitutional protections. In a fight that pits the Mexican government