CANACAR 2015 Assembly

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, and keep them in place until the United States is…

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 Trade Agreement.   The policy change is expected to result…

2013 Cross Border Trucking Audit finds few problems in FMCSA’s Border truck enforcement.

In it’s annual report on the state of cross border trucking with Mexico, the USDOT Inspector General found that FMCSA was generally in compliance with rules established by Congress in 2002 generally referred to as Section 350(c). This years report covered deficiencies pertaining to bus inspections at border crossings suggesting that few if any problems were found with the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico…

Two Mexican carriers “Fail” PASA for entrance into the Cross Border Pilot Program – One other close to revocation

As has been reported extensively and with neutrality in the majority of the trucking trade journals, two Mexican motor carriers who applied for participation in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico were denied entrance due to a failed safety audit. Transportes Mor SA de CV and Adriana Leon Amaro both failed the part of the audit dealing with implementing…

Two more Mexican motor carriers given approval to participate in Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico

Over the spurious and frivolous objections of the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and their President Jim Johnston, two more motor carriers from Mexico have received operating authority to participate in the Cross Border Pilot Program. GCC Tranpsortes SA de CV, a subsidiary of the multi-national Mexican owned, Mexican domiciled Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua and Tranportes Monteblanco SA de CV received the green light…

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…

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…

As Trade Between U.S., Mexico Tops $500 Billion, FMCSA official’s reckless comment could have unintended consequences

Trade between the United States and Mexico reached half a trillion dollars in 2011 and cross-border commerce continues to grow despite the drug violence in Mexico. The final tally came out to $500 billion in goods and services traded between the two countries, according to a paper by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars and Arizona State University’s North American Center for Transborder Studies.…

1 million truck violations cited at border crossing? The rest of the story

The rest of the story emerges about the El Paso times story we wrote about earlier this week, concerning the thousands of violations reported by Texas DPS inspectors at two commercial crossings in El Paso Texas. While we have some concerns about the number of violations reported over 4.5 years, the Times story claims 1.2 million inspections were done at the Zaragosa and Bridge of…

OOIDA & Teamster demand Obama to “protect the trees”

Say it ain’t so people! James P. Hoffa and his Teamsters, and Todd Spencer with his minority of American truckers are aligning themselves with the left wing enviro-wackos in a last desperate attempt to stop fewer than 100 late model Mexican trucks from entering the country? Politics and nativist protectionism make strange bedfellows sometimes as the latest press release from the Teamsters points out. In…

Mexican Labor Law and the Mexican Cross Border Trucking Debate

Much of the misinformation coming from opponents of cross border trucking with Mexico seems to be coming from ignorance of the country rather than deliberate attempts to misinform the public, I’d like to think, at least where the regulatory structure in Mexico is concerned. Two of those issues that have been forcibly pushed on the public is lack of Hours of Service Regulations in Mexico…

Where’s the outrage? OOIDA not concerned about our porous borders – At least one of them

Mark Reddig is on the radio exhorting his listeners that the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico will “destroy” the US trucking industry. The August issue of OOIDA’s in house rag, LAND LINE is being pimped on the same program with emphasis on their headline story DOT’s DOG & PONY SHOW, an article where they showcase their “expertise” on the southern border from their ivory…

Opponents of Cross Border Trucking enlist hate groups and their spokesmen to mislead the public

Absent any proof that allowing a few more Mexican trucks access to the United State under the upcoming Cross Border Pilot Program, will encourage more smuggling of contraband or worse, opponents of the pilot program, their allies and spokesmen on trucking talk radio are making an all out effort to fabricate a problem that does not exist, and enlisting acknowledged hate groups with ties to…

Cross Border Proposal could be signed as soon as this week!

Speaking to a group of trucking, logistics and technology industry executives at SMC3’s annual summer conference last Thursday in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne S. Ferro said that new cross-border trucking program with Mexico could be in place within two months although she added she doesn’t expect a wave of Mexican trucks heading for the U.S. border. The FMCSA and it’s…

National Call to Action – Mexican Cross Border Trucking Proposal

Time for readers and other interested parties to call their assorted Senators and Congress critters and ask them to support the proposed Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico which would bring the United States into compliance with it’s international obligations under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The legal retaliatory tariff’s Mexico but on 99 US export products has cost more than 25,000 Americans…

Teamsters find the ULTIMATE reason to stop Mexican Truck program

James Hoffa’s mantra of “unsafe Mexican trucks” has been debunked and ridiculed. Mexico’s regulatory environment has been shown to be sufficient to ensure the safe compliant operations of their trucks in their country and the 2007 Cross Border Demonstration Project proved Mexican trucks were quite capable of complying to the regulatory standards and laws of the United States, so what now? TEAMSTERSNATION has perhaps found…