10th Mexican Carrier cleared to enter Mexican Cross Border Program – OOIDA “puppet” Duncan Hunter “troubled”

Almost a year-and-a-half after it applied to participate in the Cross-Border Trucking Pilot Program, Mexico-domiciled carrier Grupo Behr has been granted authority to participate in the project. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made it official in a Federal Register notice published on February 19, 2013. Grupo Behr’s application was sidelined by OOIDA and others in the only successful attempt by those groups to sideline…

Autopsy report shows Nogales teen shot 8 times by Border Patrol Agent – 7 times in the back

An autopsy report released to the media Thursday proves that 16 year old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was wantonly and maliciously murdered by a still unidentified US Border Patrol agent as he was walking along a street in Nogales Sonora that parallels the border fence. The report, provided to media outlets by the attorney for the boys parents, Luis Parra was conducted by medical examiners in Mexico…

Donald B. Lockridge 1918 – 2013 Alabama Trucking Industry Pioneer

Sad news to report today with the death of Donald B. Lockridge, father of award winning broadcast journalist and my friend Evan Lockridge. Mr. Lockridge was 94 when he passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013 surrounded by his family. Donald Lockridge was one of the last pioneers of the trucking industry, having been president of several major trucking companies in the Southeast. He was affectionately…

CBP makes 7 ton pot seizure at Nogales Port of Entry – Largest bust ever in Arizona

The marijuana harvest season is in full swing in Mexico right now and with illegal immigration down drastically along the southern border, the growers are taking exceptional risks in getting their product to market. This was evidenced at a news conference Tuesday where U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials showed the 7 tons of marijuana seized Jan. 15 at a commercial truck crossing point. It…

OOIDA makes addition to overpaid lobbying staff in DC as membership and influence in Washington continues to decline

The Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) announced Friday the addition of Ben Siegrist as the Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs in the Washington, DC, office, joining Laura O’Neil as some of the highest paid and most ineffectual employees in the OOIDA hierarchy. Siegrist worked on Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, working with both the presidential and vice presidential candidate teams and was also a member…

December 28, 2012 marks end of trucking radio at SiriusXM as The Lockridge Report makes final broadcast

Real trucking radio came to an end on SiriusXM satellite radio on the last Friday of 2012 as the award winning and critically acclaimed The Lockridge Report made it’s final broadcast with a bittersweet “safety valve Friday”. The Lockridge Report which went on the air in February 2008, was hosted by internationally recognized trucking journalist Evan Lockridge, the only host of a “trucking show” with…

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto introduces education reforms as first act of presidency

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto unveiled a package of educational reforms Monday that will bring Mexico’s public education system out of the dark ages and into the 21st century and sets up a head on battle with the head of the teachers union seen by many as the most corrupt and powerful woman in Mexico. Pena Nieto said Monday that the initiative he was sending to…

Family of Mexican singer Jenni Rivera announces funeral plans and public memorial as investigation focuses on plane and owners

A week has passed since the crash of the Lear 25 near Iturbide Nuevo Leon that took the life of Mexican superstat Jenni Rivera, and 6 others including the pilots who were identified as Miguel Perez and Alejandro Torres. The bodies, what remains of them, have been recovered, identified and returned to the families. Jenni’s brothers returned with their sisters remains to Long Beach Thursday…

Lawsuit filed against DEMCO EXPRESS & owner Dennis Mekenye -Freight Broker AMERICAN GROUP included

Just when you thought the name of Jabin Bogan had faded into the obscurity it deserves, the Bogan saga continues! On December 6, 2012, a lawsuit was filed in US District Court – Fort Worth division, by David Lansky and his company, United Nations Ammo against Dennis Mekenye and DEMCO Express, Bogan’s employer at the time Bogan supposedly took the wrong turn into Mexico and…

BREAKING NEWS – Mexican-American Singer Jenni Rivera plane crashes enroute to Toluca Mexico – Rivera confirmed dead – CRASH SCENE PHOTO

Authorities in northern Mexico are confirming that a small plane carrying Mexican-American singer and reality star Jenni Rivera has gone missing after taking off from the city of Monterrey. It is confirmed that Rivera and the other 5 aboard are dead. Jorge Domene, spokesman for the Nuevo Leon state government, told Milenio television on Sunday that the plane left Monterrey at about 3:30am after she…

Monterrey (NL) Metro system gives commuters a fun, safe and clean way to beat the morning traffic jams

We’re all familiar with the subways and trains operating in cities such as New York and Chicago. Dirty, crowded, defaced with graffiti. Surly and rude passengers packed like sardines in a can. But not in Monterrey Nuevo Leon. Northern Mexico’s jewel of an industrial city. Not third world by any stretch of the imagination with a functional, efficient and modern transportation system, including the Monterrey…

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…

Texas Trucker Jabin “Wrong Way” Bogan returns to U.S. – Refuses to accept responsibility for actions

About noon Friday, Jabin Akeem Bogan came bouncing across the Bridge of the America’s into the arms of his waiting mother, causing a traffic jam as they embraced in the middle of the busy lanes, ending a 7 month odyssey for Bogan at the same place it began. What followed was a carefully scripted press conference by Bogans U.S. attorney Carlos Spector, who did little…

VIDEO – US Department of Justice continues to refuse release of video that proves 15 year old willfully murdered by BP Agent Jesus Mesa Jr.

Attorney’s representing the family of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Güereca, the 15 year old teen wantonly murdered by US Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa Jr in 2010, continue to accuse the US Department of Justice of a coverup in the crime, citing their refusal to release and make public videotapes of the incident. These tapes disprove the FBI’s claim that Mesa was “surrounded by the youths”…

Official Videos dispute claims of “rock throwing” in murder of 15 year old by Border Patrol in El Paso

With the recent attention we and others have brought to the rash of murders of Mexican citizens on Mexican soil by US Border Patrol agents, we’re coming closer to obtaining justice for those victims of these renegade agents. On June 7, 2010, 15-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernández Güereca, was murdered by U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa Jr who wildly fired shots across the Rio Grande…