Author: PMC

OOIDA cites bogus crash rates in letter opposing long-haul trucks from Mexico

After a coalition of more than 100 trade associations urged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to keep trucking provisions allowing long-haul trucks from Mexico in a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sent a letter to Lighthizer with a counterargument: NAFTA’s Mexican long-haul truck program was a failure and needs

“Hey! That’s not your freight!” Really? It’s not yours either!

Freelance writer makes ridiculous assumptions about Mexican trucks and Cabotage rules I couldn’t resist responding to this ridiculous article that appeared recently in “TANDEM THOUGHTS”, the official OODA blog. “Hey! That’s not your freight”….. Really? Then whose is it? Written by John Bendel a Land Line freelancer, it makes the erroneous assumption that Mexican trucks

TEAMSTERS & OOIDA focus on “Unsafe Trucks” Crossing border in NAFTA negotiations is a “False Narrative”

Opponents of Mexican Trucks pushing 10 year old debunked claims In the fourth round of NAFTA 2.0 negotiations in Washington D.C. the issue of cross border trucking was brought forward for the first time. James Hoffa, Teamsters’ president, doesn’t want anyone to forget the safety of trucks operating on American and Canadian roads. In an

As Opponents try to kill Mexican trucking in NAFTA 2.0, immigrants the answer to U.S. driver shortage

With Driver Shortage, industry needs Mexican-Americans The trucking industry is increasingly turning to minorities such as Mexican immigrants to meet a critical need for drivers, even as President Donald Trump and others succumb to the false narrative that deem them unsafe and a threat to American jobs. But trucking jobs are not being lost to Mexico,

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