Category: US

Jan 1 sees increased weight limits for intermodal container freight within Texas commercial zone

OOIDA, for no reason other than it benefits Mexican drayage carriers, vigorously opposes it. January 1, 2018 in Texas sees a new law that authorizes an increase in truck weights for tractor-trailers hauling intermodal shipping containers. Signed by Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this year, the new law allows seven-axle combinations with a gross vehicle weight

Why Hillary Clinton was not charged – An Analysis of the Law

James Comey performed a disservice to this country yesterday. He departed from standard practice to give a political diatribe against Hillary Clinton, apparently because he could not find any criminal action on her part. He conflated administrative requirements and best practices with potential criminal activity, without clarifying when he was speaking of which requirements. He

Latest Lawsuit against Mexican trucks by OOIDA/Teamsters, a web of distortions and baseless non-sense

The Petition for Review (15-70754) filed by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters with the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) jumping in as intervenors, is a study in ridiculous distortions of previous Court rulings which have all ruled in favor of FMCSA, and baseless rhetoric. The latest filing by both parties before the Ninth Circuit Court

Text of OOIDA Motion to Intervene in Teamsters Lawsuit against Mexican Trucks

Einstein had it right! Insanity, pure insanity from the penthouse executive suites in Grain Valley Missouri, headquarters to the Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association. As promised previously, we have the filing OOIDA made yesterday to intervene in the latest frivolous and baseless lawsuit filed by the Teamsters in failed attempt to keep legal, safe and

OOIDA files as intervenor in bogus and frivolous lawsuit over open border to Mexican trucks

What do you call the actions of  someone who continues to do the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result each time? Albert Einstein called it “Insanity”, and in this case, I call those doing it, clueless idiots. That’s right folks, the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) filed papers in the

In the minds of wingnut Conservative, President Obama is….

The wrong color coupled with the wrong tribe. If he were more in the Stepin Fetchit School of Black Republicans (Clarence Thomas, Ben Carson, Herman Cain, Allen West), there wouldn’t be an issue. Otherwise, he’s the permanent “other”, a cosmopolitan who is sophisticated, rational, and skeptical. Race, of course, interweaves with America’s original sin, which

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturns decision which denied justice for Border Patrol murder victim

NEW YORK–In a momentous decision, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the Constitution applies outside of the territorial limits of the United States, in this case Mexico, squarely rejecting the government’s argument that constitutional rights end at the border. The court accordingly reinstated a lawsuit brought by the family of a 15-year-old

Supreme Court Denies OOIDA petition to stop Mexican Cross Border Pilot Program

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) latest attempt to shut down the successful Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico. OOIDA contended that a federal appeals court erred when it said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration could exempt Mexican and Canadian drivers from U.S. medical certification requirements. Last year

Third times the charm as Andrew Tahmooressi’s mother hooks son up with “Mob” lawyer

For the third time in as many weeks, Andrew Tahmooressi has a new lawyer, with his mommies approval of course. News this afternoon that Jill Tahmooressi has hired the Mexican attorney who was able to get charges dropped against former Tijuana mayor Hank Rhon when police arrested Rhon on weapons charges for having more than

Investigation and Video Evidence Suggest Imprisoned Marine DID NOT Enter Mexico in Error

Former Marine Andrew Paul Tahmooressi did not enter Mexico by mistake, according to an article published Friday in the Tijuana newspaper ZETATIJUANA. Information obtained from a surveillance camera video showing Tahmooressi’s entrance into Mexico and investigations done on both sides of the border have led to this conclusion which is included in the investigative package

U.S. Marine Reservist jailed in Mexico for Weapons Violation – “I didn’t mean to do it!”

Here we go again. Another  U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico for crossing the border with weapons in his vehicle. His excuse? In an interview Sunday with the San Diego Union Tribune,  Marine Reserve Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, 25, an active Marine reservist who served two combat tours in Afghanistan said he was going to meet friends in the

20 Years after signing of NAFTA, United States still refuses to comply with trucking provisions

20 years after Mexico, Canada and the United States signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the folly of the United States failure to fully comply with the trucking provisions of NAFTA as they apply to Mexico is increasing tensions between the two countries. A few days ago, the consulting firm Standard & Poor’s released a study

FMCSA releases proposed ELD rule – Comment Period To Be Announced

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work. The proposed rulemaking would

Texas DPS & Border Truckers Butt Heads over Border Inspections and Other Issues

With improvements at the Port of Brownsville forthcoming and investments into the county’s International Bridge System setting the stage for growth, the trucking industry has weighed heavily on the minds of business-savvy officials throughout Cameron County as of late. Increasing freight and truck traffic at the bridges is a great way to pad the county’s

Supreme Court rejects OOIDA’s bogus attempt to derail Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico

The United States Supreme Court has refused, without comment, to hear the petition filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) in their continuing effort to shut down cross border trucking with Mexico. OOIDA had petitioned the court for review of the decision by the D.C. Court of Appeals that rejected all of the arguments

Eric “Bubba Bo” Boulanger steps down from overnight gig on “America’s Trucking Network”

Eric “Bubba Bo” Boulanger has resigned as weekend host of WLW-AM’s “America’s Truckin’ Network” show after more than nine years. Boulanger signed off December 29, 2013 by saying he had worked every weekend and holiday for 9-plus years without a day off. He took over weekends after original host Dale “The Truckin’ Bozo” Sommers retired