Mexican National Fleet

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 program. On June 26, 2013, FMCSA posted notice for comments…

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 Safety Audit. The carrier is looking to get permission for…

Canacar and the Federal Transport Police estimated more than 11,000 trucks were stranded between Monterrey and Nuevo Laredo

Aftermath of Hurricane Alex and the floods of 2010

It’s been a helluva month here on the border in the aftermath of Hurricane Alex and the several tropical storms that followed. At one point, all roads between Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey were closed for several days resulting in a backup of an estimated 11-22,000 trucks. Parts of Reynosa are still underwater as the Rio Grande is slow in returning to normal there. Laredo Texas…

Nuevo Laredo Municipal Police detained while helping pregnant US citizen

Eight Policemen of the Directorate of Public Safety, (Policia Municipal) were detained last night by US Customs Agents, after giving assistance to an American Citizen who was about to give birth in Nuevo Laredo. Shortly before 2000 hours last night, officers assigned to patrol unit SC-111 were on routine patrol in the central business district when they observed and American citizen calling for help. Santa…

Lucano Bus crashes, 2 dead, 10 injured south of Nuevo Laredo

A bus owned by Autobuses Lucano of Dallas Texas, traveling from San Luis Patosi, SLP to Houston Texas crashed 35 miles south of Nuevo Laredo Thursday morning, killing 2, including a pregnant 19 year old woman whose body was found under the bus and injuring 10. The injured were taken to hospitals in Sabinas Hidalgo NL and Cruz Roja in Nuevo Laredo. Juan Carlos Flores…

Streaking returns to Nuevo Laredo

Ray Stevens (The Streaker) would be proud of this wieney wagger. It was growing dark as two women, Ana Maria Arredondo and Idalia Mejía, walked by a house lined with shrubs, when the wannabe adonis, Ciro Guadalupe Hernandez Garci’a, 36, jumped out of the bushes and proudly displayed his package to the two shocked and embarrassed women. They shouted for help and was soon joined…

Los Zeta’s Recruiting in Nuevo Laredo ? Not likely!

Hitmen tied to Mexico’s Gulf cartel appear to be boldly seeking recruits by posting help-wanted signs in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, including a giant banner hung across a thoroughfare, a federal anti-drug enforcement official said Monday. The banner appeared over the weekend in Nuevo Laredo near the border with Texas: “Operative group ‘The Zetas’ wants you, soldier or ex-soldier. We offer a good…

More Mexican troops to the border

A new batch of troops arrived in Nuevo Laredo this weekend to supplement the soldiers already assigned to border security. Although the authorities did not reveal the exact number of agents and soldiers who arrived, , military sources commented this week that between the 26 and the 29 of February, 2600 additional troops would be added to the states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon According…

25 Mexican truckers protest enforcement actions by Transitos

25 Mexican cross border operators gathered at the local offices of CANACAR to protest new rules issued by Gerardo Madrazo, head of the Nuevo Laredo Transito or Traffic division, prohibiting tractors within residential areas within the city. In additions, Transito officers have been instructed to watch the most heavily traveled areas for the shuttle operators, Hwy 2 which come in from the Colombia Bridge and…

5 arrested in Nuevo Laredo kidnap attempt

NUEVO LAREDO – Kidnappers demanding a $10 million ransom for the release of a Dallas man were captured by city police Sunday.The victim, Sergio Diaz de Leon Rivera, was rescued after family members called police to tell of the ransom demand. The five suspects snatched Diaz de Leon Rivera in the downtown historical district Saturday. The suspects appeared at a hearing Monday before a state…

Cleaning up the corruption – Bridge official accused of embezzling 1.2 million

NUEVO LAREDO – The former director of the Nuevo Laredo department that oversees the Mexican side of the World Trade Bridge has been charged with misappropriating more than $1 million in city funds. Gabriel Marín Loya, 39, was appointed head of the Fideicomiso del Puente III by then-Mayor Daniel Peña Treviño and served nearly three years, until fall 2007, near the end of Peña Treviño’s…

Mexican police still patrolling without guns

CIUDAD MIGUEL ALEMÁN, MEXICO — Police in five Tamaulipas border cities continued to patrol the streets Monday without service weapons, nearly a week after military forces confiscated them in a series of surprise raids. But officers in Reynosa, Rio Bravo, Matamoros, Nuevo Laredo and Valle Hermoso have managed to maintain the peace armed only with nightsticks and batons, officials from each city said. “We don’t…

Calm prevails – Military still in control of the bordertowns

NUEVO LAREDO – The people of the Mexican cities along the Texas border have not been left unprotected in the wake of the disarming of more than 1,000 municipal police officers earlier this week, officials said Thursday.All of the city police are reporting to their respective bases and some are assigned to patrols “on foot and on bicycles, since it’s impossible to use their patrol…

11 Nuevo Laredo police officers, civilians, arrested by Federal Police

Editor’s Note: Anybody who thinks President Calderon and his government are not serious about fighting the cartels and suppressing the corruption, needs to think again. It is a new era in Mexico. The people are fed up with the violence and corruption and demanding change. Four police officers and seven civilians accused of working for Mexico’s powerful Gulf drug cartel were flown to the capital…

No more fighting the bridge traffic – Wal-Mart comes to Nuevo Laredo

NUEVO LAREDO – In the next eight months, the Sister City will have a new Wal-Mart, Cineápolis, Home Depot and more than 100 other stores in a $90 million development going up on the city’s south side on Avenida Reforma.Fernando Rodríguez, director of Latino American Realty, recently briefed city leaders, including Mayor Daniel Peña Treviño, about the development’s progress. With 58,000 square meters under construction,…

Historic La Loma prison demolished (15 photos)

NUEVO LAREDO – Since time immemorial, U. S. travelers to Mexico have been cautioned not to drink the water.On the U.S. side of this Mexican border city, however, visitors are also warned to stay out of trouble or, at best, don’t end up at La Loma (The Hill). La Loma, Nuevo Laredo’s municipal jail, became known to the general public as some kind of landmark…