Category: Mexican Trucks & Trucking

Canacar and Canacar Communica give insiders view into the Mexican trucking industry

The latest issue of CANACAR COMMUNICA is out and available for viewing online. CANACAR COMMUNICA is very similar to our own OVERDRIVE magazine and is presented in a similar format. Looking through the current and past issues, reveals some interesting facts and articles. In the July issue for instance, CANACAR is tracking the progress of

Video – Unlike US CDL applicants, Mexican truckers are required to undergo rigorous training to obtain and renew Mexican CDL’s

Anybody recall this statement made by OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer about a year ago?  The U.S-Mexico agreement requires us to accept Mexican commercial driver licenses, but Mexico has no real system of driver licensing, training, drug testing, physical requirements, truck safety inspection or brake standards that match U.S. rules. That’s all been thoroughly

Exposing the lies and hypocrisy of OOIDA with regards to latest attack on a Mexican applicant to the Cross Border Program

I wrote yesterdayabout OOIDA and their President Jim Johnston’s rather idiotic protest against another Mexican carrier seeking entry into the Cross Border Pilot program, questioning that carriers “fitness” to participate. Today, we’re going to drill down a little deeper and look at that carrier a little closer to determine if OOIDA has a valid concern,

FMCSA data released shows Mexican carriers and drivers have superior safety statistics

Data released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last month suggests that Mexican carriers and drivers still maintain a significant lead in safety over their US and Canadian counterparts. According to Jill Dunn, writing for E-Trucker The out-of-service rate for drivers of Mexican-domiciled CMVs inspected at the border during 2010 was just more than

Shortage of truck drivers being felt in Mexico as well as the United States

Victor Galindo Moreno, Neuvo Laredo Director of Federal Auto Transport Mexico (SCT), said in an interview Tuesday that drivers to haul cross border freight (conductores transfronterizos or “transfer drivers) as well as truckers to haul freight throughout Mexico are in high demand by Mexican carriers at this time. And it is not only a demand

TRAGEDY IN SAN FERNANDO – Truck, bus collide killing 6 injuring 19 on Matamoros to Tampico Highway

A collision between a tractor trailer pulling doubles and an interstate bus owned by TRANSPAIS collided this afternoon in San Fernando Tamaulipas killing 6 and injuring 19. Initial reports from State and Federal Police and units of the Mexican military indicate the northbound double trailer rig crossed the center line and was struck head on

OOIDA games keep Mexican carriers leery of participation in Cross Border Pilot Program – Could cause resumption in tariffs’

We were told by OOIDA, the Teamsters and the bogus safety groups that make up their allies that 10’s of 1000’s of “dangerous, unsafe, unregulated” Mexican trucks driven by drug using, untrained, unlicensed scofflaws were waiting at out southern border to invade the United States, taking jobs from American truckers and wreaking havoc on our

Teamsters “Bizarre” response to FMCSA on Mexican truck issue

Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters responded to the FMCSA’s response to the Teamster’s frivolous lawsuit with a totally bizarre brief, full of spin and out and out lies. Nothing we haven’t come to expect from the opponents of Mexican trucks and of America fulfilling the promises we made to our southern neighbor. The irrelevant

Mexico’s “Paperless Port” due to go online in March

About a year ago, Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa signed a decree for the implementation of the Single Window of Foreign Trade, or “Ventanilla Unico” to streamline and consolidate Mexican Customs clearances. The new system is currently undergoing extensive testing which began last November. According to Alfonso Rojas Gonzalez de Castilla, president of the Confederation

Racist Hate Group ALIPAC and President William Gheen use Mexican truck issue to defraud elderly

Once again, ALIPAC President William Potter Gheen III is using a current event in his pathetic attempt to defraud American’s elderly population into donating to his nativist hate group, wrongfully called “Americans for Legal Immigration”. That’s right folks, Gheen, in the midst of his third attempt this year to scam unsuspecting old folks and others

Transportes Olympics granted “Permanent Operating Authority” under new Pilot Program Rules. OOIDA cries “Foul”

After the completion of their first trip to Garland Texas under the new Cross Border Pilot Program, Transportes Olympics has been granted “permanent operating authority” by the FMCSA as specified in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the cross border program. The announcement was made last Wednesday by FMCSA North American Borders Specialist Carla Vagnini

Mexican Cross Border Pilot Program officially underway as first Mexican truck arrives at Laredo

An editorial caught me eye this morning, on this day that the first Mexican carrier to be granted authority to operate beyond the commercial zone enters the U.S. It reads in part; When a nation signs and ratifies a treaty with another, it is in effect a contract between those countries. And when one country

Cross Border Trucking with Mexico – “It’s going to happen, There is no way to stop it”

During the scheduled meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee in Alexandria Virginia yesterday, those were the words of  Carlos Sesma, an attorney representing Mexican trucking interests before the committee. And Sesma was correct. The MCSAC is a subcommittee of the FMCSA charged with overseeing the Mexican Cross Border Pilot Program. OOIDA Executive Vice-President Todd

1 million truck violations cited at border crossing? The rest of the story

The rest of the story emerges about the El Paso times story we wrote about earlier this week, concerning the thousands of violations reported by Texas DPS inspectors at two commercial crossings in El Paso Texas. While we have some concerns about the number of violations reported over 4.5 years, the Times story claims 1.2

OOIDA asks “Is it racist to oppose the Mexican cross-border program?”

That’s the question being posed on the Landline Now Media blog by Sandi Soendker, and it’s a valid question. The obvious answer to the question is of course, no. However, in their absence of a credible argument opposing the cross border trucking program with Mexico, OOIDA and other opponents are knowingly and willfully preying on