Category: Cross Border Program

Two Mexican carriers “Fail” PASA for entrance into the Cross Border Pilot Program – One other close to revocation

As has been reported extensively and with neutrality in the majority of the trucking trade journals, two Mexican motor carriers who applied for participation in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico were denied entrance due to a failed safety audit. Transportes Mor SA de CV and Adriana Leon Amaro

10th Mexican Carrier cleared to enter Mexican Cross Border Program – OOIDA “puppet” Duncan Hunter “troubled”

Almost a year-and-a-half after it applied to participate in the Cross-Border Trucking Pilot Program, Mexico-domiciled carrier Grupo Behr has been granted authority to participate in the project. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made it official in a Federal Register notice published on February 19, 2013. Grupo Behr’s application was sidelined by OOIDA and others

OOIDA makes addition to overpaid lobbying staff in DC as membership and influence in Washington continues to decline

The Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) announced Friday the addition of Ben Siegrist as the Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs in the Washington, DC, office, joining Laura O’Neil as some of the highest paid and most ineffectual employees in the OOIDA hierarchy. Siegrist worked on Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, working with both the presidential

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

Two more Mexican motor carriers given approval to participate in Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico

Over the spurious and frivolous objections of the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and their President Jim Johnston, two more motor carriers from Mexico have received operating authority to participate in the Cross Border Pilot Program. GCC Tranpsortes SA de CV, a subsidiary of the multi-national Mexican owned, Mexican domiciled Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua

FMCSA spanks OOIDA President Jim Johnston soundly! – But will Johnston get the message?

It’s been pointed out before how OOIDA has been reduced to submitting spurious protests and comments against each Mexican carrier who successfully passes it Pre-Authority Safety Audit or PASA in an attempt to delay entrance into the Cross Border Pilot Program. The latest against Transportes Monteblanco SA de CV. has been answered by the FMCSA that

DC Court of Appeals to hear OOIDA – Teamsters frivolous & Baseless lawsuit – December 6, 2012

A three-judge panel from the U.S. District Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., has set Dec. 6 to hear oral arguments in the frivolous and baseless lawsuit filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA)  against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) cross-border pilot program with Mexico. The case is a consolidated case that includes the

FMCSA rejects OOIDA’s frivolous protest, Grants provisional operating authority to GCC Transportes SA de CV

FMCSA today summarily rejected the frivolous protest filed by the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA)against Grupo Cementos Chihuahua dba GCC Transportes SA de CV in addition to almost identical protests filed against the carrier by the bogus safety group Advocates for Highway Safety. Both protests had questioned GCC Transportes “fitness” to operate because of

PASA for 7th Mexican carrier successful for participation in Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Wednesday has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on what could become the seventh Mexico-domiciled carrier to be granted authority to participate in the cross-border pilot program with Mexico. Transportes Monteblanco SA de CV, a carrier based in Distrito Federal, Mexico, has passed it’s pre-authorization safety

USDOT OIG releases annual audit on Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico

The office of Inspector General for the US Department of Transportation released it’s 2012 audit of the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico The OIG is required by law to review FMCSA’s conduct of the cross–border trucking pilot programs and issue initial, interim, and final audit reports to Congress and the Secretary of Transportation. The

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

Where we’re at with the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico

  The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) continues it meeting in Alexandria Virginia through August 29. One of the tasks of the committee was to form a subcommittee tasked with monitoring the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico and reporting to FMCSA officials on the progress and compliance of program objectives. A report released

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,

Once again OOIDA attacks a Mexican carrier with blatant lies, misrepresentations and other “errors of omission”

Nobody pays much attention to the folks at OOIDA anymore when it comes to Mexico and our Cross Border Pilot Program, other than FMCSA, which really has no choice. In a letter to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro, OOIDA President Jim Johnston urged the FMCSA to deny the application of GCC Transporte S.A.

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

OOIDA – Truck safety ratings system unfair to small businesses

This is the claim made today by the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) in a just released “presser”. This is one of the things that Mexico Trucker Online and OOIDA are in agreement on. The press release states in part, Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) acknowledged the contribution of small businesses to the trucking

Fourth Mexican motor carrier admitted to Cross Border Pilot Program

Despite the best efforts of OOIDA and their allies, the bogus safety group Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, to prevent Mexican carrier participation in the Cross Border Pilot Program, a fourth Mexican carrier has been allowed authority to participate. Transportes Del Valle De Guadalupe of Baja California, had been granted OPX-1 authority to operate