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

supreme-court-seal1The 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 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the agency could exempt the drivers because to include them would violate agreements between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Under those agreements, Mexico and Canada ensure the drivers’ medical fitness as part of their licensing programs, FMCSA said.

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 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the agency could exempt the drivers because to include them would violate agreements between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Under those agreements, Mexico and Canada ensure the drivers’ medical fitness as part of their licensing programs, FMCSA said.

OOIDA’s Executive Vice President Todd Spencer OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer said the group will assess the situation in the wake of the court’s decision.

“We were optimistic they might look at the issue,” Spencer said. “It’s a serious one. But the Supreme Court decides to either review or not, and they opted not.”

SOURCE: TRUCKING INFO
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