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…

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…

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…

OOIDA responds to OIG Cross Border Audit

The Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), whose  continued efforts to stop Mexican trucks over the past two decades has failed miserably, responded this afternoon to the findings of the Cross Border Pilot Program final audit released this morning. As usual, instead of accepting the facts, they had to put their own spin on the report, accusing FMCSA of padding the numbers and swaying the…

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…

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

Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico concludes – Participants granted Standard Operating Authority by FMCSA

In a surprising but not unanticipated move, the FMCSA granted the 13 Mexican motor carriers who participated recently concluded Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico Standard Operating Authority meaning they can continue to conduct business in the United States beyond the commercial zones as they have been doing for the past 36 months. And as anticipated, upon conclusion of the Pilot Program, the two organizations…

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 on the benefits that NAFTA has had on Mexico which…

Teamsters Prez James Hoffa admits Mexican truckers aren’t joking around!

We haven’t heard much out of Teamsters President James Hoffa since the DC Court Appeals threw out the Teamsters and OOIDA’s bogus and frivolous lawsuit pertaining to the Mexican truck issue, but apparently, his silence has been broken, In an article published today in the Huffington Post, Hoffa rants about the recent decision by Mexicos CANACAR to reinstate the 2009 Notice of Arbitration against the…

Opponents of Mexican trucks turn to Main Stream Media to Misinform the Public

I thought it appropriate this morning as we prepare to battle opponents of cross border trucking over the newest entrant into the program, to take a look at the underhanded manner in which opponents of this so far successful program try to oppose it. Earlier in the month, opponents of Mexican trucks banded together and sent a letter of protest to FMCSA administrator Anne Ferro,…

Mexican truckers

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 the Teamsters and the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA)…

TEAMSTERS STILL QUESTION MEXICAN TRUCK SAFETY DESPITE OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY

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 to expect, most of what is said couldn’t be further…

Teamsters & Sierra Club ask D.C. Court of Appeals for “En Banc” hearing on failed Mexican truck lawsuit

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters along with the Sierra Club today asked for a “En Banc” hearing on its challenge to the Department of Transportation’s cross-border trucking program with Mexico. An “En Banc” hearing is a request for a hearing before the full Court. A three judge panel in April denied the Teamsters and OOIDA’s petition for review, denying all 13 issues raised as not…

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.…