CANACAR calls for more sanctions against US carriers – United States still not in compliance with obligations

CANACAR said today, what is obvious, that the agreement allowing access to Mexican trucks is not reciprocal to the access granted U.S. carriers to Mexico, does not provide fair treatment to Mexican carriers and as such, is urging the Mexican government to put in place once again, the retaliatory tariffs that were triggered in 2009,

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

21 Dead, dozens injured in Bus/Train Collision in Anáhuac Coahuilla – GRAPHIC IMAGES – Updated

A bus driver trying to beat a Kansas City Southern freight collided with the train yesterday resulting in 21 deaths including two children and 26 others injured. The bus owned by Transportes Frontera #4146,, part of Grupo Estrella Blanca was driven by Jesús Carlos Fernández Rico, 39 who was transported by ambulance to a hospital in

United States to Expand Trade Opportunities with Mexico through Safe Cross-Border Trucking

January 9, 2015 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that Mexican motor carriers will soon be able to apply for authority to conduct long-haul, cross-border trucking services in the United States, increasing economic and export opportunities between the two countries, and marking a significant milestone in implementation of the North American Free

CONATRAM & CANACAR still pursue $3.8B in damages for U.S. violations of NAFTA truck provisions

The report out from the Inspector Generals office yesterday was in all ways favorable for allowing Mexican trucks unlimited access to the United States but apparently was not enough to stop efforts by the  Confederación Nacional de Transportistas Mexicanos (Conatram) and  Cámara Nacional del Autotransporte de Carga (Canacar) from pursuing their claims for damages against the United

Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico concludes – Participants granted Standard Operating Authority by FMCSA

In a surprising but not unanticipated move, the FMCSA granted the 13 Mexican motor carriers who participated recently concluded Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico Standard Operating Authority meaning they can continue to conduct business in the United States beyond the commercial zones as they have been doing for the past 36 months. And as

Highlights of MCSAC meeting point to success of Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico

The scheduled meeting of FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee’s (MSSAC) subcommittee on the U.S.-Mexico Cross Border Long Haul Trucking Pilot Program met on July 28, 2014 and testimony given during this open meeting suggests the cross border pilot program, scheduled to end in less than three months will show Mexican carriers fully qualified and

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

Andrew Tahmooressi’s Defense Team – Drunk and disorderly in Tijuana – Assaults Mexican News Reporter

TIJUANA.- On July 9th, after 101 days incarcerated in a Mexican prison, U.S. Marine reservist Andrew Tahmooressi, with his mother Jill and two defense attorneys in tow, finally appeared in court before a Tijuana federal judge. This was his his first evidentiary hearing since crossing the U.S. border on March 31st with his truck laden

MCSAC meeting scheduled to discuss U.S.-Mexico Cross Border Long Haul Trucking Pilot Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee’s (MCSAC) subcommittee on the U.S.-Mexico Cross Border Long Haul Trucking Pilot Program will meet on Monday, July 28, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (E.D.T.). The meeting will be held at FMCSA’s National Training Center (NTC),

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