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Hoffa “Disappointed” by lack of specifics in NAFTA 2.0 Proposals

Teamsters President James Hoffa is “disappointed” the OBJECTIVES FOR THE NAFTA RENEGOTIATION did not include a specific point of something near and dear to his heart, the banishment of Mexican trucks and drivers from American highways. In a statement released Tuesday, Hoffa said: “I am disappointed that the latest version of the administration’s goals for a NAFTA replacement is not more specific. The very general…

Mexican Truck Fleet Nuevo Lared

OOIDA Responds to latest losses in the 5th & 9th Court of Appeals

A week after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out the Teamsters and OOIDA’s latest baseless and frivolous lawsuits, OOIDA has issued a non-responsive response on their website landlinemag.com Sandi Soendker, Land Line editor-in-chief, to her credit, wrote, without embellishment the following: A federal court has ruled in favor of the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding the cross-border trucking program with Mexico. A combined…

A new era for Mexico Trucker Online and the upcoming NAFTA Re-Negotiations

Eleven years ago when I started Mexico Trucker Online, I had no idea that a decade later we would still be debating the issue of Mexican trucks operating in the United States, but here we are. Opponents of allowing Mexico domiciled trucks into the US, an obligation we had under  NAFTA are now turning to the US Trade Representative and the Trump administration to push…

9th Circuit Court of Appeals DENIES OOIDA/Teamsters frivolous lawsuit against Mexican trucks, AGAIN

Once again, a federal court has taken the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and OOIDA to task for trying to shut down Mexican trucking in the United States by denying their Petition for Review. Judge Wardlow, writing for the majority, got the essence of the petitioners bogus claims correct. It wasn’t about safety, but fear of competition from Mexican truckers and carriers who have a superior…

Supreme Court rejects OOIDA challenge to ELD mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected OOIDA’s lawsuit challenging the federal government’s rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices on most trucks, leaving in place the Dec. 18 deadline for carriers to put them into use. OOIDA claimed the mandate violated drivers’ Constitutional protections against warrantless searches and seizures and that the rule did not meet Congressional stipulations set for an ELD mandate. The…

Latest Lawsuit against Mexican trucks by OOIDA/Teamsters, a web of distortions and baseless non-sense

The Petition for Review (15-70754) filed by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters with the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) jumping in as intervenors, is a study in ridiculous distortions of previous Court rulings which have all ruled in favor of FMCSA, and baseless rhetoric. The latest filing by both parties before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in nothing more than rehashing issues that have…

Mexican truckers

FMCSA announces Official Acceptance of Mexico’s NOM-68

The FMCSA, this week, published in the Federal Register, it’s decision to accept the Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM) or Official Mexican Standard) concerning the periodic inspection (PI) of commercial vehicles (CMV’s). FMCSA reviewed NOM-068-SCT-2-2014 (NOM68) and determined that it should be added to the list of programs which are compatible to, or as effective as, the Federal PI requirements contained in FMCSA regulations 49 CFR part…

Elizabeth and Me

MTO Online is back after a short hiatus

After the Cross Border Pilot Program successfully concluded last year and permanent operating authority was given to the participants who earned it, and despite the continued outcry and threats from those who continued to adamantly and unsuccessfully opposed it, I took a short hiatus from the issue for some “me” with my family. After 10 years of successfully advocating for the inclusion of Mexican carriers into our industry,…

Safe, fully inspected Mexican trucks such as this one would be allowed access to US

Teamster’s frivolous lawsuit against Mexican trucks and OOIDA’s Intervention

If anyone is wondering why nothing has been written about the Mexican truck issue, it’s for a very good reason. As the data from FMCSA has proven, it’s always been a non-issue. Since FMCSA began issuing permanent operating authority to Mexican carriers the first of the year, only three, other than the Pilot Program participants have applied for, and received, operating authority in the United…

OOIDA ordered to pay $3.25 million plus attorney’s fees

This jury verdict (below) involved a female employee shot in the head in OOIDA’s parking lot. (See links below) The “surveillance” video observing the parking lot was installed after a female employee was raped in their parking lot. I suspect this verdict was won in part because the video feeds from cameras were displayed on TV’s located in a room that nobody monitored – ever.…

Safe, fully inspected Mexican trucks such as this one would be allowed access to US

The Impossibility of Mexican carriers causing economic harm to U.S. truckers and Carriers

We’ve heard it for 20 years, how if we allow the Mexicans to operate in this country, our rates will go in the toilet, not that they already aren’t, thanks to brokers. That we’ll lose jobs, freight to the Mexicans and U.S. companies will fall by the wayside as the Mexicans takeover trucking in the United States. Logic tells you this is nothing more than…

Protest Mexican trucks at Otay mesa

Text of OOIDA Motion to Intervene in Teamsters Lawsuit against Mexican Trucks

Einstein had it right! Insanity, pure insanity from the penthouse executive suites in Grain Valley Missouri, headquarters to the Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association. As promised previously, we have the filing OOIDA made yesterday to intervene in the latest frivolous and baseless lawsuit filed by the Teamsters in failed attempt to keep legal, safe and compliant Mexican trucks out of the United States. OOIDA “claims”…

OOIDA files as intervenor in bogus and frivolous lawsuit over open border to Mexican trucks

What do you call the actions of  someone who continues to do the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result each time? Albert Einstein called it “Insanity”, and in this case, I call those doing it, clueless idiots. That’s right folks, the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) filed papers in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco this morning…

Mexican trucks are here, and they’re here to stay! End of Story!!!

Three months ago, the DOT Office of Inspector General released it’s final report to Congress concerning the previously completed Pilot Program which tested the mettle of Mexico carriers to operate safely and in full compliance with our laws and regulations. Despite a low number of participants in the program, the program was successful and in January, FMCSA sent their required report to Congress indicating they…

Has Rep. Peter DeFazio once again been bought by OOIDA?

After a three year hiatus where we heard nothing from Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Or) about the Cross Border Pilot Program, despite being one of it’s most outspoken critics at the behest of his handlers at Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), it appears he is back in the fold spouting the party line in opposition of Mexican trucks in the United States. According to this…

Final OIG Report on Cross Border Trucking reveals no reason not to comply and allow Mexican trucks full access

The long awaited final report on the cross border program was released today by the Office of Inspector General of the USDOT and the results reveal there is absolutely no reason for the United States not to comply with their obligations to allow Mexican trucks full and equal access to this country. As expected, the OIG arrived at the conclusion that FMCSA lacked an adequate number…

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