9th Circuit Court of Appeals DENIES OOIDA/Teamsters frivolous lawsuit against Mexican trucks, AGAIN

Once again, a federal court has taken the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and OOIDA to task for trying to shut down Mexican trucking in the United States by denying their Petition for Review. Judge Wardlow, writing for the majority, got the essence of the petitioners bogus claims correct. It wasn’t about safety, but fear of

Hours of Service Revisions for Mexican Truckers coming in second Half of 2017

The private sector and federal authorities are preparing to unveil in  second half of this year, new Hours of Service standards for operators of federal motor transportation services, which will regulate the number of hours driving and mandatory rest times. Felipe de Javier Peña, Vice-President of the Transport Commission of Concamin, reported that the measure has

U.S. Border Patrol agent’s cold blooded murder of Mexican teenager heads to Supreme Court

MONTERREY NL – The case of 15-year-old Sergio Hernandez Guerra who was murdered by Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa Jr in 2010 heads to the Supreme Court, as justices consider the case of questioning whether a foreign national, murdered on their own soil has certain Constitutional protections. In a fight that pits the Mexican government

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

New initiative aims to curb abuse by Oversize/Overweight haulers in Mexico

Concerned with trucks hauling oversize/overweight loads that exceed Federal size and weight limits, Zepahua Lilian Garcia, a Deputy in the lower chamber of the Mexican Congress from the state of Veracruz,  has introduced a bill to reform provisions of Mexico’s Motor Carrier Law. Her bill would require that owners and drivers of trucks registered in Mexico

Operation 30 DELTA in force until April 4 in Mexico

Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, through the Directorate General of Protection and Preventive Medicine Transportation (DGPMPT), once again has implemented the Operation 30 Delta during the Easter holiday period on all roads and across all modes of the Mexican transportation industry. This operation will remain active until 4 April 2016. The purpose of 30 Delta is

CVSA Removes “English Requirements” (391.11(b)(2)) in Updated Out-of Service Criteria

Roadside inspectors no longer will place Mexican or Canadian truckers operating in the United States “Out-of-Service”  if they are unable to communicate in English, according to new Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance “tolerance guidelines”. CVSA said the procedures will go into effect April 1. The changes were approved by CVSA’s board and the majority of the

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

FMCSA announces Official Acceptance of Mexico’s NOM-68

The FMCSA, this week, published in the Federal Register, it’s decision to accept the Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM) or Official Mexican Standard) concerning the periodic inspection (PI) of commercial vehicles (CMV’s). FMCSA reviewed NOM-068-SCT-2-2014 (NOM68) and determined that it should be added to the list of programs which are compatible to, or as effective as, the

MTO Online is back after a short hiatus

After the Cross Border Pilot Program successfully concluded last year and permanent operating authority was given to the participants who earned it, and despite the continued outcry and threats from those who continued to adamantly and unsuccessfully opposed it, I took a short hiatus from the issue for some “me” with my family. After 10 years of successfully

Most Dangerous Highways are in the Mexican States of Veracruz, Guerrero, Michoacan and State of Mexico

The most dangerous roads in the country today, are those of Veracruz, State of Mexico, Guerrero and Michoacan, announced Rafael Ortiz Pacheco, national leader of the Mexican Association of Transporters AC Organizations (Amotac). Ortiz Pacheco said that monthly reports he receives indicate an alleged  theft of 50 vehicles across the country representing an economic loss