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 El Paso commercial zone. They have been cleared to operate…

Bill passes Texas House to allow overweight Mexican trucks on Texas highways

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] bill filed by State Representative Sergio Muñoz Jr of Mission that would allow Mexican refrigerated carriers to operate overweight on Texas highways passed through the Texas House of Representatives on Thursday without debate. A companion bill in the Texas Senate, introduced by Senator Juan Hinojosa of McAllen has been filed and is under consideration. The bills would allow Mexican carriers pulling refrigerated trailers to enter…

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 what they considered “undisclosed affiliations” with other carriers. They also…

CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin says cross-border trucking will be secure

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin expressed strong confidence Wednesday in San Diego at a seminar to mark the 10th anniversary of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, most commonly known by its acronym C-TPAT, that Mexican trucks and the Mexican trucking program will be secure and successful. C-TPAT was started after the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York as a way to keep the…

Union Propaganda machine goes full tilt, but, statistics don’t lie. The opposition does

We’ve had a weekend since Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released the “Concept Document” enabling the United States to finally uphold their obligations under the NAFTA agreement. Reaction has been overwhelmingly positive to the release of the plan with opposition coming from the usual irrelevant sources, as predicted. Immediately, the opposition chimed in citing job losses, unsafe trucks, and a variety of other baseless assumptions. Baseless…