Category: Trucking

FMCSA acceptance of corresponding Mexico Law and Regs

List of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Laws and Regulations for Which FMCSA Will Accept Compliance With a Corresponding Mexican Law or Regulation The Secretary of Transportation will accept only three areas of Mexican regulations as being equivalent to United States regulations. The first area is the regulations governing Mexican Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL). The U.S.

Cabotage and Other Prohibitions

Prohibition Against Point-to-Point Transportation Services Within the U.S. (Cabotage Rules) Section 365.501(b) requires that ‘‘a Mexico-domiciled carrier may not provide point-to-point transportation services, including express delivery services, within the United States for goods other than international cargo.’’ The transportation of domestic freight between points in the United States is known as ‘‘cabotage.’’ The provisional operating

The Application Process and Compliance

Application Process The process begins with a 28-page application that gathers specific information about the carrier, its affiliations, its insurance, its safety programs, and its compliance with U.S. laws. In addition to providing general information, the carrier must complete up to 35 safety and compliance certifications and provide information regarding its systems for monitoring hours-of-service

FMCSA Approach for Fulfilling the Requirements of Section 6901(b)(2)(B) of the Act

Comprehensive Data and Information on Pre-Authorization Safety Audits As noted above, section 6901(b)(2)(B)(i) of the Act requires FMCSA to publish comprehensive data and information on the PASAs conducted before and after the date of enactment of this Act of motor carriers domiciled in Mexico that are granted authority to operate beyond the United States municipalities

Public comment period open on Demonstration Project

[Federal Register: May 1, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 83)] [Notices] [Page 23883-23886] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr01my07-111] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA-2007-28055] Demonstration Project on NAFTA Trucking Provisions AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; request for public comment. ———————————————————————-

Debunking the myths of Mexican Trucks and Truckers

Since the announcement last week that finally, steps were being taken to open the borders to Mexican trucks, the overnight talk shows have been full of “expert opinions” on the subject. One that continues to irk me is that “There are no databases in Mexico”, patently false opinion ventured and spread by Todd Spencer of