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…

Teamsters file frivolous lawsuit seeking to stop Mexican Truck Program

At the 11th hour today, Teamsters, along with Public Citizen filed a lawsuit in 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco seeking to stop implementation of the Mexican Cross Border Program. The suit was filed against the US Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration alleging that the pilot program sets standards that aren’t stringent enough for Mexican trucks and drivers. For example,…

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa releases self serving and totally inaccurate statement on Cross Border Trucking with Mexico

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa, himself in hot water after caught using his position to offer union jobs, salaries, and pensions to bribe people for political support, released a “presser” giving his totally irrelevant and patently untrue rant in opposition to the upcoming cross border pilot program with Mexico. THE PUBLIC OPPOSES ILLEGAL, UNSAFE MEXICAN TRUCK PROGRAM is the title of this crapola presser released…

TEAMSTERS & OOIDA comments will fail to stop proposed cross border pilot program with Mexico

The deadline for comments on FMCSA’s Proposed Cross Border Pilot Program ended Friday night at 23:59 with results being about as we suspected. 1,580 comments were submitted compared with 2,359 submitted in 2007. Very few of them provided salient objections as to why FMCSA should not proceed with the proposal. According to FMCSA, the purpose for the notice and comment process is to provide all…

CATO Institute – The Pilot Program on NAFTA Long-Haul Trucking Provisions

Comments for the Federal Register FMCSA–2011–0097 by Daniel Griswold These comments were submitted on May 4, 2011. Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed restoration of long-haul cross-border trucking with Mexico in compliance with our commitments under the North American Free Trade Agreement. My name is Daniel Griswold. I’m director of the Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies at the…

Teamster’s Prez Jimmy Hoffa responds to OIG Report with typical irrelevance

James Hoffa came out of hiding today to respond to the OIG Final Report on FMCSA compliance with Section 350 of the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2002 and as usual, his comments were totally irrelevant, and contrary to what the report suggests. This is the type of comments we’ve come to expect and ignore from Hoffa. As expected,…

OIG Final Report – FMCSA substantially met all Mexican Safety criteria of 350(c)

Once again, the latest report from the USDOT Office of Inspector General, verifies, substantiates and conclusively proves all that Mexico Trucker Online has reported about the safety of Mexican trucks and participants in the Cross Border Pilot Program From THE TRUCKER WASHINGTON — The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation said in a report released today that the Federal Motor Carrier…

Explaining the Cross Border Program to Joe 6 pack American

When it comes to the Mexican Cross Border truck program, everyone seems to be trying to get on the bandwagon or use the issue to boost their rankings. It doesn’t seem to matter if they get their facts right. To the contrary, most think it is cute to pass along the misinformation that has been generated by the Unions, self styled “drivers association” who back…

AVOMEX International newest participant in Cross Border Program

OOIDA immediately responds with unsupported allegations against the company. In what has become a common practice with OOIDA, they have once again gone on the attack against a participant in the Cross Border Program, citing statistics not in existence to further their fear mongering about non existent safety issues. The latest target of their attack is AVOMEX INTERNATIONAL SA de CV, an importer of avocados,…

The waits will be longer – Texas DPS threatens to disrupt border commerce

Texas Department of Public Safety Inspectors announced today their plans to cause a total disruption of border commerce in the Laredo sector Texas DPS along with USDOT and FMCSA have been handing out pamphlets announcing their intentions of turning back at the border, any transfer driver who can not or will not respond to their questions in English. Luis Brown Robert Sesma, president of the…

Mexican carriers with USDOT Numbers

I’ve always said that the entire debate is an exercise in gross stupidity and I continue to maintain that position. Teamster, OOIDA, Public Citizen and other fringe “safety” groups continue to oppose 12 Mexican carriers putting 54 well maintained trucks on the highways of the US. We’ve also made mention of the estimated 1000 Mexican carriers who were grandfathered in back in 1982 when President…