Tag Archives: Mexican trucks

MCSAC meeting scheduled to discuss U.S.-Mexico Cross Border Long Haul Trucking Pilot Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee’s (MCSAC) subcommittee on the U.S.-Mexico Cross Border Long Haul Trucking Pilot Program will meet on Monday, July 28, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (E.D.T.). The meeting will be held at FMCSA’s National Training Center (NTC),… Read More »

Supreme Court Denies OOIDA petition to stop Mexican Cross Border Pilot Program

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) latest attempt to shut down the successful Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico. OOIDA contended that a federal appeals court erred when it said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration could exempt Mexican and Canadian drivers from U.S. medical certification requirements. Last year… Read More »

20 Years after signing of NAFTA, United States still refuses to comply with trucking provisions

20 years after Mexico, Canada and the United States signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the folly of the United States failure to fully comply with the trucking provisions of NAFTA as they apply to Mexico is increasing tensions between the two countries. A few days ago, the consulting firm Standard & Poor’s released a study… Read More »

CANACAR Arbitration action still valid despite claims of some in the media to the contrary

Since we reported in February that the Mexican trucking association known as Camara Nacional del Autotransporte de Carga (CANACAR) had brought back to the negotiating table, its 2009 demand for arbitration, various media outlets have made the claim that no such demand exists. They are incorrect. OVERDRIVEONLINE has a provocative headline that say “US says no suit… Read More »

2013 Cross Border Trucking Audit finds few problems in FMCSA’s Border truck enforcement.

In it’s annual report on the state of cross border trucking with Mexico, the USDOT Inspector General found that FMCSA was generally in compliance with rules established by Congress in 2002 generally referred to as Section 350(c). This years report covered deficiencies pertaining to bus inspections at border crossings suggesting that few if any problems… Read More »

[TRACSO] – Another Mexican Carrier Ready to Enter Cross Border Pilot Program

FMCSA announced today the beginning of the 10 day comment period for the Mexican carrier Transportation and Cargo Solutions SA de CV (TRACSO) who recently passed it’s Pre-Authorization Safety Audit (PASA), a requirement prior to participating in the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico. Comments are being accepted now through October 10, 2013 for anyone wishing… Read More »

Teamsters set to abandon legal fight against Mexican trucking – Seek other options through Congressional cronies.

  WORLD TRADE ONLINE is reporting that The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is considering abandoning its legal fight against the Mexican truck pilot program, instead opting to lobby it’s cronies in Congress into initiating hearings and providing more oversight for the program. Recently, the DC Court of Appeals rejected all arguments put forth against the program by… Read More »

Opponents of Cross Border Trucking with Mexico Continue to Fail in Efforts to Stop Program

In May of 2013, having failed in all previous attempts to stymie, delay or stop each applicant to the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico from being given provisional authority to enter the program, a representative from each of the opposing groups sent a letter of protest to FMCSA Commissioner Ann Ferro. The letter was… Read More »

CANACAR prepares to demand compensation for US Non-Compliance with NAFTA Trucking Provisions

Interesting, but not unsurprising news coming out of Mexico this week as T21mx, an industry trade magazine is reporting that CANACAR is vigorously pursuing ratification of it’s 2009 arbitration action against the United States for it’s willful non compliance with the trucking provisions of NAFTA. The lawsuit seeks compensation for all Mexican carriers who have… Read More »

57 People Linked to Drug Trafficking Organizations that Smuggled Narcotics from Mexico in PVC Pipes Charged in Federal Court

A federal drug task force today arrested 18 people linked to three drug trafficking organizations that smuggled narcotics from Mexico in PVC pipes typically hidden in the axles of commercial trucks that ended up at truck yards located in South Los Angeles and southern Los Angeles County. The 18 defendants arrested this morning are among… Read More »


Upon learning of the DC Court of Appeals refusal to grant a rehearing before the full nine member panel of the DC Circuit, The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued a press release that took none of us by surprise. Teamsters still questions Mexican truck safety is the title of the presser and as we’ve come… Read More »

DC Court of Appeals deals OOIDA another crushing blow – Upholds legality of Mexican Cross Border Trucking

The DC Court of Appeals on Friday dealt OOIDA yet another crushing blow in their attempt to put an end to the Cross Border Pilot program using absurd arguments not anchored in facts that the court found “not to be persuasive”. In a terse 19 word statement, the Court denied the requested rehearing before the… Read More »