Tag: Cross Border Pilot Program

FMCSA refuses demand by OOIDA to delay cross border program with Mexico

It’s all procedural, but FMCSA has refused demands by the Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) to halt implementation of the Cross Border Pilot Program pending resolution of the frivolous and baseless lawsuit filed against the agency earlier this month. OOIDA’s legal counsel, Paul Cullen Sr. with The Cullen Law Firm, sent a letter to

Is Racism at work in Border Trucking debate?

That’s the question posed on the blog “ALL THAT’S TRUCKING” as she writes about the many nasty, racially tinged comments being thrown about as the red hot debate over Mexican cross border trucking heats up once again, and the usual actors, OOIDA, TEAMSTERS and their allies in talk radio fan the flames of their listeners

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa releases self serving and totally inaccurate statement on Cross Border Trucking with Mexico

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa, himself in hot water after caught using his position to offer union jobs, salaries, and pensions to bribe people for political support, released a “presser” giving his totally irrelevant and patently untrue rant in opposition to the upcoming cross border pilot program with Mexico. THE PUBLIC OPPOSES ILLEGAL, UNSAFE MEXICAN

USDOT releases details of Cross Border Trucking Plan and OOIDA’s Todd Spencer is “furious”

The US DOT and the Obama Administration this afternoon released it plan to finally bring the United States into compliance with it’s obligations and promises made in regards to allowing Mexican trucking companies equal access to the United States. The DOT said the proposed new program prioritizes safety, while satisfying the U.S. States’ international obligations.

OOIDA changes position on Mexican Cross Border Pilot Program

Today is the long anticipated vote on HR-6630 (To prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from granting authority to a motor carrier domiciled in Mexico to operate beyond United States municipalities and commercial zones on the United States-Mexico border unless expressly authorized by Congress.) Jimmy Hoffa and the Teamsters were early off the line sending their

Debunking the myths of Mexican Trucks and Truckers

Since the announcement last week that finally, steps were being taken to open the borders to Mexican trucks, the overnight talk shows have been full of “expert opinions” on the subject. One that continues to irk me is that “There are no databases in Mexico”, patently false opinion ventured and spread by Todd Spencer of