When it comes to the Mexican Cross Border truck program, everyone seems to be trying to get on the bandwagon or use the issue to boost their rankings. It doesn’t seem to matter if they get their facts right. To the contrary, most think it is cute to pass along the misinformation that has been
OOIDA’ executive vice president Todd Spencer, continues to try and convince the public, the Courts and Congress that the companies participating in the Cross Border Demonstration Project re using the same trucks as the border shuttle fleet or drayage operators. He insinuates this fleet is ill maintained, worn out junk rigs that have no place
Mexican trucks, especially the participants in the Cross Border Program, despite what the anti-Mexican crowd would like you to believe, are not the ones trying to smuggle drugs and people into the U.S. And interesting week in Laredo with the seizure of street drugs valued at $3.2 million dollars. A five-day span during which Customs
Pro-Miles Software has released what is says is the first online routing application targeted at the Hispanic driver segment of our industry at millasdecamion.com. Statistics from the US Department of Labor indicate that Hispanic drivers make up almost 20% of the workforce, making Hispanics the largest minority in the US long haul driver demographic. The
FMCSA’s SAFESTAT database gives a comprehensive look at inspection results of all motor carriers authorized to operate in the United States. We decided to take a look and see how the Mexican carriers enrolled in the cross border program were doing to date, and the results showed no surprises. To the contrary, it appears enforcement
So that’s over and done with, and truthfully, it is all anti-climatic. On Tuesday, February 12, the 9th Circuit heard oral arguments on the frivolous lawsuit brought before it by the Teamsters, OOIDA, Sierra Club and Public Citizen. The day started with members of the Teamsters showing their ass in a demonstration in front of
FMCSA granted provisional authority to 3 more Mexican based carriers to participate in the cross border program on Friday afternoon, bringing the total to 15 carrier participants, with a total of 54 power units, more than enough to provide statistical evidence of the success of the program when it winds down in September. The carriers
WASHINGTON – In her first public statements on the Mexican trucking controversy, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters defended yesterday the pilot program that allows Mexican trucks to travel throughout the United States in defiance of a congressional order. U.S. officials also responded to complaints that a Mexican carrier that withdrew from the program several days
I noticed a spike in visitors to the site today and I assumed they were looking for my reaction to the announcement that the Teamster’s are mounting a “grass roots” campaign to have Secretary of Transportation “fired”! My reaction? Who gives a rat’s ass! We’ve grown used to the lies and exaggerations of this group
Finally, it must be assumed that members of Congress chose the wording of the transportation funding bill carefully. If they really wanted to forbid spending money on the cross-border program, surely our lawmakers would have blocked operation, not just the establishment, of such a plan.
What a year 2007 was. The war in Iraq continued and the casualty count is now well over three thousand and for what? To allow KBR civilian contractors and others to get rich scamming the government as those who were recently indicted in Afghanistan have shown us. Blackwater security employees used Iraq as their personal
In accordance with the 2008 omnibus appropriations act, the U.S. Department of Transportation will not establish any new demonstration programs with Mexico. The current cross-border trucking demonstration project – established in September – will continue to operate in a manner that puts safety first, with participating Mexican carriers subject to all safety standards required by
U.S. Department of Transportation spokeswoman Melissa Mazzella-DeLaney, who was at the rally, said union protectionism is the real force behind opposition and that Hoffa does not have the facts to back up his claims of unsafe trucks and drivers.
After a lull in the campaign of misinformation being thrown about by OOIDA and it’s leadership <sic>, suddenly more “facts” emerge in their efforts to derail the Cross Border Truck Program. I say “facts”, because what they are reporting could not be further from the truth. World Net Daily, scraping a piece from the in-house
Transportistas de Nuevo Laredo pide al DOT de Estados Unidos frenar las presiones hacia los transfers por no saber hablar inglés NUEVO LAREDO.- Transportistas de Nuevo Laredo pide al DOT de Estados Unidos frenar las presiones hacia los transfers por no saber hablar inglés, porque advierten que podrían suspender las operaciones. “Nos habían dicho que
MEXICO CITY — A Mexican long haul truck driven by Luis Gonzalez of Monterrey, delivered a load of construction steel in North Carolina early Monday under a long-delayed NAFTA-mandated program allowing Mexican and U.S. trucks unlimited access within each others’ borders.
Some would have you believe that the “hot button” issue in the trucking community today is allowing Mexican trucks access to the United States past the current 20 mile border inclusion zone. The trucking oriented radio talk shows have made it their number one priority for the past year. Other talk shows with no connection