Category Archives: Mexican Trucks & Trucking

Federal Police bust tractor trailer carrying cocaine – heroin. Two in custody

Mexican Federal Transport Police manning a roadblock at km 73 on the Rocky Point-Puerto Libertad highway in the municipality of Caborca stopped a refrigerated tractor trailer rig enroute from Hermosillo Sonora to Baja California, discovering almost 100 kilograms of a “white powdery” substances hidden among the pallets of tomatoes the truckers were hauling. Emigdio Hernández… Read More »

Juan Omar Diaz Olivares driver of propane tanker charged with 23 counts of murder, property crimes in Mexico City

He was released from the hospital in Mexico City on Tuesday afternoon where he had been recuperating from his injuries received in the accident that caused 26 deaths, dozens of injuries and millions of dollars in property damage in the Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec and taken under heavy guard to the Centro de Readaptación… Read More »

The PGJEM Has Made their Decision – And the Driver is Guilty – No proof, just GUILTY

Translated from T21MX by Osiel Cruz T21MX is a Mexican trade publication covering the Mexican trucking industry. Oriel Cruz is the General Director of the publication as well as a columnist covering trade and transport topics. Sr. Cruz column which I’m translating free style should outrage each and everyone of us, whether we be U.S or… Read More »

Death toll in Propane Tanker explosion in Ecatepec Mexico rises to 24 – Investigation continues

The investigation into the explosion of a propane tanker pulling double trailers last week on the Mexico City to Pachuca highway continues with details emerging. Secretary of Communications and Transport, (SCT) spokesman Gerardo Ruiz Esparza  said his agency has determined the tractor double trailer combination, a 2012 Kenworth  was in compliance with all regulations pertaining… Read More »

23 dead, dozens injured in explosion of propane tanker on Mexico City – Pachuco Expressway

At least 23 people have died and more than three dozen injured in the explosion of a double propane tanker in the suburbs north of Mexico City early Tuesday morning. The accident occurred just after 0500 Tuesday morning when a double tanker truck loaded with propane gas allegedly lost control hitting the center divider on… Read More »

Next Up – OOIDA Lawsuit tries to stop Mexican trucking using FMCSA rule not in effect – Hearing May 6

Oral arguments are scheduled to be heard May 6, 2013 before the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in the latest and hopefully last frivolous and baseless lawsuit filed by Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) in their attempt to bar Mexican carriers from the United States. The action (Docket# 12-1264) nominally mentions Canada and Canadian… Read More »

DC Appeals Court “Green Lights” Cross Border Pilot Program – Opponents respond with lies and misinformation

This morning, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals gave opponents of Cross Border Trucking yet another devastating yet unsurprising loss in their efforts to prevent Mexican trucks from operating in the United States. Not all Mexican trucks of which there are thousands with legal authority to operate, but a select few enrolled in the Cross… Read More »


This just in from the DC Court of Appeals. Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge KAVANAUGH. KAVANAUGH, Circuit Judge: Pursuant to statute, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently authorized a pilot program that allows Mexico-domiciled trucking companies to operate trucks throughout the United States,so long asthe trucking companies comply with certain federal… Read More »

Bill passes Texas House to allow overweight Mexican trucks on Texas highways

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] bill filed by State Representative Sergio Muñoz Jr of Mission that would allow Mexican refrigerated carriers to operate overweight on Texas highways passed through the Texas House of Representatives on Thursday without debate. A companion bill in the Texas Senate, introduced by Senator Juan Hinojosa of McAllen has been filed and is under consideration. The… Read More »

The day the circus came to town – DC Court of Appeals hears oral arguments from Teamsters & OOIDA

Lawyers for OOIDA and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and their allied bogus safety groups such as Public Citizen were in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Dec. 6, trying once again to get a court to stop the Mexican cross-border trucking program. This is not the first time these groups… Read More »

Mexican truckers take continuing education courses to comply with US English proficiency regulations

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico…. Mexican truckers who haul the trailers back and forth across the border in Laredo Texas are enrolling in a basic course Intensive Conversational English to avoid being fined. FMCSA regulation 391.11.(b)(2) requires that truckers operating on US roadways be sufficiently proficient in English to understand road signs, converse with the public and… Read More »

Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) extends weight restriction on double trailers another 6 month

The Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) has extended by six months the decree that sets the maximum weight for double trailers at 75.5 tons, a reduction from the 80 tons previously allowed, according to a notice published in the Diario Oficial de la Federación (DOF). The Diario Oficial de la Federacion is the equivalent… Read More »