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 of Appeals in nothing more than rehashing issues that have…

Safe, fully inspected Mexican trucks such as this one would be allowed access to US

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 anticipated, upon conclusion of the Pilot Program, the two organizations…

OOIDA issues response to Supreme Court denial of petition on Mexican trucks

OOIDA issued this statement about the Supreme Court and the Mexican Truck Pilot Program. As expected, it was short on facts and full of the usual misinformation about Mexican trucks and truckers. OOIDA had asked the Supreme Court to review the appeals court decision allowing the Mexican truck pilot program to continue, alleging that the international agreement that drivers’ licenses for Mexican truck operators are…

Road Machinery Co SA de CV approved to become 15th participant in Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico

Road Machinery Co SA de CV domiciled in Cananea, Sonora has become the 15th carrier to earn the right to participate in the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico, according to a letter from FMCSA Associate Administrator for Enforcement, William Quade to Shaun Kildare of Advocates for Highways and Auto Safety, one of several bogus safety groups that oppose the Mexican Cross Border Pilot Program. Road…

Road Machinery Co SA de CV – Comments open for 15th Mexican Carrier to enter Cross Border Pilot Program

Road Machinery Co SA de CV domiciled in Cananea, Sonora will be the 15th carrier to earn the right to participate in the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico once the 10 day comment period ends on November 22, 2013 Road Machinery Co SA de CV will have one truck and one driver participating in the project, according to a Federal Register notice that was published…

14th Mexican motor carrier, TRACSO, earns entrance into Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico

Transportation & Cargo Solutions S de RL de CV aka TRACSO, a Mexican motor carrier domiciled in Cd. Juarez Chihuahua, becomes the 14th Mexican carrier to pass their Pre-Authority Safety Audit and earn the right to participate in the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico. TRACSO operates 154 tractors as a drayage carrier operating within the El Paso commercial zone. They have been cleared to operate…

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Teamsters set to abandon legal fight against Mexican trucking – Seek other options through Congressional cronies.

  WORLD TRADE ONLINE is reporting that The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is considering abandoning its legal fight against the Mexican truck pilot program, instead opting to lobby it’s cronies in Congress into initiating hearings and providing more oversight for the program. Recently, the DC Court of Appeals rejected all arguments put forth against the program by the Teamsters and the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA)…

Safe, fully inspected Mexican trucks such as this one would be allowed access to US

Opponents of Cross Border Trucking with Mexico Continue to Fail in Efforts to Stop Program

In May of 2013, having failed in all previous attempts to stymie, delay or stop each applicant to the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico from being given provisional authority to enter the program, a representative from each of the opposing groups sent a letter of protest to FMCSA Commissioner Ann Ferro. The letter was signed by representatives of OOIDA, Teamsters, Advocates for Highway &…

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13th Mexican carrier earns participation in Cross Border Pilot Program

FMCSA has indicated it will be issuing operating authority to Sergio Tristan Maldonado operating under the trade name Tristan Transfer (USDOT#2348928) despite the frivolous and baseless objections from the Advocates for Highway Safety. Tristan Transfer will be the 13th participant in the Cross Border Pilot Program and will bring one truck and two drivers into the program. On June 26, 2013, FMCSA posted notice for comments…

FMCSA Opens Comment Period for Another Participant in Cross-Border Program with Mexico

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on allowing another Mexico-based carrier in the long haul cross-border pilot program. The public has until May 6 to present their views about RAM Trucking SA de CV’s possible participation, after the agency gave it a passing grade on its Pre-Authorization Safety Audit. The carrier is looking to get permission for…

Inbound Mexican carriers are inspected by Texas DPS inspectors at border CMV inspection station in Brownsville Texas

Mexico’s SCT Moves Forward with NOM-68

On March 22, the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) in Mexico published its proposed Mexican Official Standard NOM-68 in the Official Gazette, similar to the Federal Register in the U.S.  NOM-68 addresses federal inspection standards for CMVs in Mexico. There is a 60-day comment period for the proposal. All comments must be submitted in Spanish.  NOM-68 was published in two parts. Part 1 / Part 2. (NOTE:…

The day the circus came to town – DC Court of Appeals hears oral arguments from Teamsters & OOIDA

Lawyers for OOIDA and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and their allied bogus safety groups such as Public Citizen were in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Dec. 6, trying once again to get a court to stop the Mexican cross-border trucking program. This is not the first time these groups have sought help from a court using frivolous and baseless…

OOIDA’s latest lawsuit to stop Cross Border trucking with Mexico is as bogus as the other attempts

The latest attempt by Jim Johnston and OOIDA to throw a monkey wrench into the cogs of the Cross Border Pilot Program is another spurious and frivolous lawsuit filed against FMCSA concerning medical certification requirements for Mexican and Canadian truckers who operate in the United States. That’s right, you read it correctly. OOIDA is giving lip service to the disparity of Canadian medical requirements in…

FMCSA spanks OOIDA President Jim Johnston soundly! – But will Johnston get the message?

It’s been pointed out before how OOIDA has been reduced to submitting spurious protests and comments against each Mexican carrier who successfully passes it Pre-Authority Safety Audit or PASA in an attempt to delay entrance into the Cross Border Pilot Program. The latest against Transportes Monteblanco SA de CV. has been answered by the FMCSA that swiftly spanks OOIDA President Jim Johnston in a way he…

Canacar and Canacar Communica give insiders view into the Mexican trucking industry

The latest issue of CANACAR COMMUNICA is out and available for viewing online. CANACAR COMMUNICA is very similar to our own OVERDRIVE magazine and is presented in a similar format. Looking through the current and past issues, reveals some interesting facts and articles. In the July issue for instance, CANACAR is tracking the progress of the Cross Border Demonstration program and confirms what we’ve stated…

Video – Unlike US CDL applicants, Mexican truckers are required to undergo rigorous training to obtain and renew Mexican CDL’s

Anybody recall this statement made by OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer about a year ago?  The U.S-Mexico agreement requires us to accept Mexican commercial driver licenses, but Mexico has no real system of driver licensing, training, drug testing, physical requirements, truck safety inspection or brake standards that match U.S. rules. That’s all been thoroughly debunked on this website and we’re taking it one step…

Where we’re at with the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico

  The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) continues it meeting in Alexandria Virginia through August 29. One of the tasks of the committee was to form a subcommittee tasked with monitoring the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico and reporting to FMCSA officials on the progress and compliance of program objectives. A report released on August 27, 2012 shares the following statistics with the…