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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

DPS Director Steve McCraw ” Not Apologetic” for the murder of Guatemalan migrants by DPS sniper

BREAKING – HIDALGO GRAND JURY TO INVESTIGATE THIS CASE ACCORDING TO HIDALGO DISTRICT ATTORNEY RENE GUERRA Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw is distancing himself from the murder of two Guatemalan immigrant by snipers firing from a DPS helicopter last Friday, referring questions to the departments press officer, but in an interview this

Mexican truckers take continuing education courses to comply with US English proficiency regulations

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico…. Mexican truckers who haul the trailers back and forth across the border in Laredo Texas are enrolling in a basic course Intensive Conversational English to avoid being fined. FMCSA regulation 391.11.(b)(2) requires that truckers operating on US roadways be sufficiently proficient in English to understand road signs, converse with the public and

Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) extends weight restriction on double trailers another 6 month

The Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) has extended by six months the decree that sets the maximum weight for double trailers at 75.5 tons, a reduction from the 80 tons previously allowed, according to a notice published in the Diario Oficial de la Federación (DOF). The Diario Oficial de la Federacion is the equivalent

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

Decision postponed in case of Jabin “Wrong Way” Bogan due to prosecutions appeal of reduced charges

We reported on September 12, 2012, that a decision by a Mexican judge on a sentence for Jabin Akeem “Wrong Way” Bogan for “mistakenly” entering Mexico with a load of 268,000 rounds of NATO grade ammunition. That decision was inexplicably delayed. We now are learning from our sources in Mexico the reason for the delay.

Solution offered by Mexican Growers in Tomato Trade Dispute – Protectionist US Growers want no part of it!

THE GROWER 10/19/2012A compromise proposal from Mexican growers to raise the floor price of tomatoes exported to the U.S. is being heralded by some as the best thing for bilateral trade and a positive outcome for consumers and domestic growers. Representatives for Mexican growers met with Commerce Department officials Oct. 18 and proposed boosting the

DC Court of Appeals to hear OOIDA – Teamsters frivolous & Baseless lawsuit – December 6, 2012

A three-judge panel from the U.S. District Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., has set Dec. 6 to hear oral arguments in the frivolous and baseless lawsuit filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA)  against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) cross-border pilot program with Mexico. The case is a consolidated case that includes the

CBP – Surveillance camera recorded murder of 16 year old José Antonio Elena Rodríguez in Nogales

A surveillance camera overlooking the area where US Border Patrol agents wantonly murdered a 16 year old Mexican national was operational and recorded the entire incident according to a statement released Saturday by the agency. “There was camera footage and it was turned over to the FBI. It’s now considered evidence, so it was turned

FBI: Gainesville Georgia marijuana traffickers sentenced – 1600 pounds marijuana seized in April 2012

Three men who planned to use a Gainesville Georgia warehouse to unload their vegetables and marijuana were sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge William C. O’Kelley, announced Sally Quillian Yates, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. Marco Ortiz-Barajas, 19, Angel Zamudio-Martinez, 54, Jose Luis Chavez-Morfin, 43, all of whom are

Another senseless murder of unarmed teen – shot in back 7 times by US Border Patrol

Once again, with blatant disregard for a human life, human rights or an allied nations sovereignty, US Border Patrol agents have murdered a Mexican teenager in another cross border shooting. The agents in Nogales, Ariz., had responded to reports of two suspected drugs smugglers near the border at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. The agents watched

[UPDATED] Heriberto “El Lazca”Lazcano, founder and leader of Los Zetas confirmed killed by Mexican Marines

[Mexico’s Secretary of the Navy (SEMAR) is reporting that Heriberto Lazcano, founder and leader of Los Zetas has been killed in a firefight in the city of Sabinas Coahuila on Sunday afternoon. The navy said there was strong evidence the body of one of two men killed in the shootout was Lazcano, known as “El

Collision between big rig – pickup truck leave 16 dead in northern Mexico – Graphic Photos/Video

A head-on collision between a big rig belonging to Fletes Mexico and a pickup truck Saturday night in the municipality of Matamoros Coahuila has claimed the lives of 16 people, including 10 women, two infants, a five year old girl and three men. The pickup truck, with 12 in the bed and 4 in the

FMCSA rejects OOIDA’s frivolous protest, Grants provisional operating authority to GCC Transportes SA de CV

FMCSA today summarily rejected the frivolous protest filed by the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA)against Grupo Cementos Chihuahua dba GCC Transportes SA de CV in addition to almost identical protests filed against the carrier by the bogus safety group Advocates for Highway Safety. Both protests had questioned GCC Transportes “fitness” to operate because of

US Trucker Jabin Akeem Bogan’s “mistaken entry” into Mexico questioned once again.

Jabin Akeem “Wrong Way” Bogan, the US trucker from Dallas, arrested in April when he “mistakenly” crossed the US border into Mexico with 268,000 rounds of NATO grade ammunition, has maintained through his attorney and his mommy, that it was all a horrendous mistake. The result of “bad information” from a uniformed officer on the

Murder of Mexican citizen by US Border Patrol in Laredo, quickly escalating into international incident

A Mexican citizen, enjoying a quiet afternoon with his wife and two young daughters in a riverside park, was murdered by agents assigned to a US Border Patrol Marine unit. On September 3, 2012, Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza, 36, a bricklayer by trade, had taken his wife and two young daughters to Viveros park on the