Finally, it must be assumed that members of Congress chose the wording of the transportation funding bill carefully. If they really wanted to forbid spending money on the cross-border program, surely our lawmakers would have blocked operation, not just the establishment, of such a plan.
My little web-bots have been busy bringing to our attention the stupidity spewing from the mouths of the opponents of the Mexican Cross Border Program, and it continues to amaze me that folks actually believe this stuff. But then, America, long ago, forgot how to think for itself. So what’s been happening since before Christmas
Individuals seeking new commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) would be required to complete both classroom and behind-the-wheel training from an accredited educational program or institution under a proposed rule announced today by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
In accordance with the 2008 omnibus appropriations act, the U.S. Department of Transportation will not establish any new demonstration programs with Mexico. The current cross-border trucking demonstration project – established in September – will continue to operate in a manner that puts safety first, with participating Mexican carriers subject to all safety standards required by
U.S. Department of Transportation spokeswoman Melissa Mazzella-DeLaney, who was at the rally, said union protectionism is the real force behind opposition and that Hoffa does not have the facts to back up his claims of unsafe trucks and drivers.
Editor’s Note: Let’s see! A wop and a rag head! How about that! No mention of a Mexican trucker here! The Trucker – Two California truckers face felony drug charges alleging they had more than a half-ton of marijuana stashed amid a load of fresh tomatoes in their semitrailer truck. Marco Corzo, 54, and Gurmit
The national register of information on driver’s license holders – including CDL holders – that’s maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has some big flaws, according to a government audit. In a press release, the U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General announced that personal information in the database, such as drug or alcohol
Two people died and 10 were injured in a fiery multi-vehicle crash in an Interstate 5 tunnel south of Santa Clarita late Friday, closing the freeway in both directions until at least Sunday as authorities struggle to determine whether the main roadway suffered structural damage. [ad#in-post] Authorities were still trying to put out the tunnel
Editors Note: Don’t get excited people. This has nothing to do with hammering a Mexican trucker or company unless they are taking advantage of one time fee states to register their trailers as so many American companies do. This is simply a need to clarify a law that is unclear. Enforcement of a piece of
This is an update to an earlier post which gives more specifics about this plan of the FMCSA! I want to make a couple of glaringly valid points about this article. First, this is nothing new! The majority of line haul carriers in Mexico already have Qualcomm communications installed in their trucks. This is the
This hot little tidbit just came across the newsfeed on the site and in a press release sent to mexicotrucker.com by our friends at FMCSA. I’m divided on this latest development. On one hand, it is another step taken to insure, beyond what is required, the oversight of the participating trucks. This should also shut
On Wednesday, truckers traveling through Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky better have their logbooks in order and their rigs ship-shape, because state police motor carrier officers are mounting a 24-hour coordinated enforcement effort aimed at “unsafe commercial vehicles.”The effort is focused on improving traffic safety and reducing crashes, stated a Michigan State Police (MSP)
A New Zealand trucker. A letter from the office of Nathan Cooper. And a skeptical federal border guard. Those were the ingredients that eventually led to the political and professional demise of a state representative Thursday when a federal prosecutor announced that Cooper pleaded guilty to two federal felonies. Cooper’s scheme was uncovered when the
Armored Car Company Loses 32,000 Quarters on Wisconsin Roads An armored car company reported losing $8,000 in quarters along highways in two Wisconsin counties last month. About half has been returned. “I guess somebody found that and figured it was an early Christmas,” Jefferson County Detective Sgt. Lawrence Lee said. Eight-hundred dollars of loose quarters
American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves Wednesday asked Transportation Secretary Mary Peters to work to convince a federal appeals court to reverse its decision overturning driver hours-of-service rules. Graves sent a letter to Peters requesting DOT to file a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals requesting the court to stay the decision or to
When the clock struck midnight on the Nevada regular session, a bill to establish four ports of entry in the state officially died. Sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader John Oceguera, D-Las Vegas, the bill sought to allow the state Department of Transportation or private companies to build and operate ports of entry along Interstate 15