Failure of CSA illustrated in the records of applicants to the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico

A week ago, a press release was sent out by a coalition opposed to Mexican trucking in the United States. The presser contained nothing new, just more babble to scare the hell out of an uninformed public who neither worries about nor cares that a handful of carefully screened, closely monitored Mexican carriers are being allowed operational authority into the US. And it’s nothing new.…

Will OOIDA appeal the decision confirming the legality of the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico?

Two weeks after the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters attempt to put an end to the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico, rejecting all of their claims against the program, the question on many peoples minds is will they appeal the decision? The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has not yet…

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DC Appeals Court “Green Lights” Cross Border Pilot Program – Opponents respond with lies and misinformation

This morning, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals gave opponents of Cross Border Trucking yet another devastating yet unsurprising loss in their efforts to prevent Mexican trucks from operating in the United States. Not all Mexican trucks of which there are thousands with legal authority to operate, but a select few enrolled in the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico. The Court ruled against theOwner…

BREAKING NEWS – OOIDA & TEAMSTERS LOSE LAWSUIT AGAINST MEXICO CROSS BORDER PILOT PROGRAM

This just in from the DC Court of Appeals. Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge KAVANAUGH. KAVANAUGH, Circuit Judge: Pursuant to statute, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently authorized a pilot program that allows Mexico-domiciled trucking companies to operate trucks throughout the United States,so long asthe trucking companies comply with certain federal safety standards. Two groups representing American truck drivers, the Owner-Operator…

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…

New U.S.-Mexico Truck Cargo Agreement soon to be unveiled

2014 will be the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and love it or hate it, what a ride it’s been, and the next 20 years will be even better. At the opening of the NAFTA 2.0 conference held in San Antonio this past week to commemorate 20 years since the signing of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), San Antonio…

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 and Tranportes Monteblanco SA de CV received the green light…

OOIDA – Truck safety ratings system unfair to small businesses

This is the claim made today by the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) in a just released “presser”. This is one of the things that Mexico Trucker Online and OOIDA are in agreement on. The press release states in part, Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) acknowledged the contribution of small businesses to the trucking industry and the importance of identifying and correcting major gaps…

More ridiculous posturing in the form of HR-1773

House adds restrictions to Mexican truck plan 05/04/2007 WASHINGTON — About 100 Mexican trucking companies will still be allowed to haul deeper into the U.S. — but the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee attached some strings. In a vote of 66-0, the Committee approved the long-awaited plan by the Bush Administration to permit Mexican truckers beyond the 20-mile commercial zone they’re currently limited to, but…

The comment period has begun for FMCSA-2007-28055

I’ve been following the comments posted on the DOT’s Document Management Site where comments are being taken for the next 27 days concerning the renamed Mexican Truck Pilot Program. Since they are public comments, I think I will share some of them here with you, but I will not publish the names. I wonder if the roughly 80% of the respondents have any idea how…

Finally, Mexican Trucks to be allowed access to the U.S.

Mexican truckers are a step closer to regaining full access to U.S. highways. On Thursday, trailers at a Mexican trucking company here became the first to be cleared by U.S. safety inspectors as fit to travel U.S. roads. The rigs still won’t be allowed past the commercial zones that extend as far as 25 miles into U.S. territory, but officials of the U.S. Transportation Department…