Category: Trucking

Opponents of Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico up to their old tricks – Scare the hell out of John Q. Public

On April 19, 2013, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed all claims against the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico saying that none of the 13 points made in the petition for review were “persuasive” to the Court. Today is the last day for Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and International Brotherhood of

Will OOIDA appeal the decision confirming the legality of the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico?

Two weeks after the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters attempt to put an end to the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico, rejecting all of their claims against the program, the question on many peoples minds is will they appeal

FMCSA Opens Comment Period for Another Participant in Cross-Border Program with Mexico

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on allowing another Mexico-based carrier in the long haul cross-border pilot program. The public has until May 6 to present their views about RAM Trucking SA de CV’s possible participation, after the agency gave it a passing grade on its Pre-Authorization

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

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

BREAKING NEWS – OOIDA & TEAMSTERS LOSE LAWSUIT AGAINST MEXICO CROSS BORDER PILOT PROGRAM

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

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

OOIDA’s latest lawsuit to stop Cross Border trucking with Mexico is as bogus as the other attempts

The latest attempt by Jim Johnston and OOIDA to throw a monkey wrench into the cogs of the Cross Border Pilot Program is another spurious and frivolous lawsuit filed against FMCSA concerning medical certification requirements for Mexican and Canadian truckers who operate in the United States. That’s right, you read it correctly. OOIDA is giving

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

OOIDA PRESS RELEASE – Serious flaws in CSA will delay improvements to highway safety

The Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) issued a press release this morning concerning comments it made to the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, during a recent hearing reviewing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s enforcement and compliance program. OOIDA says that the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program has serious fundamental flaws that ignore safety as

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