Tag: FMCSA

CVSA Removes “English Requirements” (391.11(b)(2)) in Updated Out-of Service Criteria

Roadside inspectors no longer will place Mexican or Canadian truckers operating in the United States “Out-of-Service”  if they are unable to communicate in English, according to new Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance “tolerance guidelines”. CVSA said the procedures will go into effect April 1. The changes were approved by CVSA’s board and the majority of the

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

FMCSA releases proposed ELD rule – Comment Period To Be Announced

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work. The proposed rulemaking would

Participant in Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico has operating authority revoked by FMCSA

The Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico has been in operation for 28 months and a participant has had his authority to operate revoked by FMCSA after scoring a “Conditional” rating during a compliance review. SERGIO TRISTAN MALDONALDO DBA TRISTAN TRANSFER domiciled in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas was notified by the FMCSA on January 23, 2014 that their

Supreme Court rejects OOIDA’s bogus attempt to derail Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico

The United States Supreme Court has refused, without comment, to hear the petition filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) in their continuing effort to shut down cross border trucking with Mexico. OOIDA had petitioned the court for review of the decision by the D.C. Court of Appeals that rejected all of the arguments

Road Machinery Co SA de CV approved to become 15th participant in Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico

Road Machinery Co SA de CV domiciled in Cananea, Sonora has become the 15th carrier to earn the right to participate in the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico, according to a letter from FMCSA Associate Administrator for Enforcement, William Quade to Shaun Kildare of Advocates for Highways and Auto Safety, one of several bogus safety

14th Mexican motor carrier, TRACSO, earns entrance into Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico

Transportation & Cargo Solutions S de RL de CV aka TRACSO, a Mexican motor carrier domiciled in Cd. Juarez Chihuahua, becomes the 14th Mexican carrier to pass their Pre-Authority Safety Audit and earn the right to participate in the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico. TRACSO operates 154 tractors as a drayage carrier operating within the

13th Mexican carrier earns participation in Cross Border Pilot Program

FMCSA has indicated it will be issuing operating authority to Sergio Tristan Maldonado operating under the trade name Tristan Transfer (USDOT#2348928) despite the frivolous and baseless objections from the Advocates for Highway Safety. Tristan Transfer will be the 13th participant in the Cross Border Pilot Program and will bring one truck and two drivers into the

Four more participants in Cross Border Pilot Program earn “Permanent Operating Authority”

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted permanent authority on May 23, to four more Mexican carriers participating in the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico. Five of the twelve participants now have this earned upgrade. FMCSA issued permanent authority to Moises Alveraz Perez, Servicios Refrigerados Internationals and Higienicos Y Desechables Del Bajo and Transportes

Opponents of Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico up to their old tricks – Scare the hell out of John Q. Public

On April 19, 2013, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed all claims against the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico saying that none of the 13 points made in the petition for review were “persuasive” to the Court. Today is the last day for Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and International Brotherhood of

FMCSA Opens Comment Period for Another Participant in Cross-Border Program with Mexico

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on allowing another Mexico-based carrier in the long haul cross-border pilot program. The public has until May 6 to present their views about RAM Trucking SA de CV’s possible participation, after the agency gave it a passing grade on its Pre-Authorization

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