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 this past week. GCC will operate 8 trucks and 8 drivers in the program and Transportes Monteblanco will have 2 trucks and 4 drivers. GCC Transportes parent company is one of the worlds largest cement manufacturers with plants and facilities worldwide.
These two carriers, much to the consternation of OOIDA, will be given credit for participation in the 2007 cross border demonstration program and will be granted permanent operating authority sooner than usual.