Agency taking comment on latest Mexican carrier applicant

mexicoUntitled-1-300x172The largest Mexican carrier so far to pass preliminary audits for participation into the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico is nearing final entrance into the program. The agency, however, has requested public comment on the acceptance of Servicio de Transporte Internacional y Local SA de CV, and the comment period is open until May 13.

The agency announced via the Federal Register this week that the carrier had passed the Pre-Authorization Safety Audit required of carriers entering the program.

If approved, it would be authorized to operate the largest fleet — 20 trucks — so far in the pilot program’s existence. Thirteen drivers would be approved, too.

STIL hauls hazardous materials and is registered with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Agency, FMCSA says.

The agency completed a compliance review on Feb. 15, 2013, because the applicant carrier had CSA scores that caused concern. Five violations were found in the review, including allowing a driver to operate a vehicle before a negative pre-employment controlled substance test result was returned; not maintaining an accident report for three years following an accident; failing to make drivers give them a list of traffic violations every 12 months; failing to require drivers make records of duty status; failing to maintain completed inspection forms for 12 months after inspection dates.

The agency, however, says the violations “did not rise to the level of critical violation” and offered the carrier recommendations on how to rectify the problems.

Comments on the carrier’s application can be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking at; fax (202-493-2251); or mail (Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, West Building, Ground Floor, 12-140, Washington, D.C., 20590.

Submissions must include the docket number FMCSA-2011-0097.

  • vadim k

    There are not enough jobs for us here in US, and they they to take even more loads from us by giving them to Mexicans

  • Porter M. Corn

    Plenty of jobs here in the US if Americans would get off their lazy asses and go look.

    Participants in the program are not taking American jobs at all.

  • No Reform

    tell them to stay in mexico…nobody wants them here..they are the scum of the earth….and drive like Tijuana cab drivers.

  • MarsRiver

    It makes me sad when we have to stoop to name calling, slanderous remarks, and hate speech in a feeble attempt to get our points across. There are jobs available, but the more desirable ones are real hard to find without being connected, educated, and in possession of some talent. DON’T refer to Americans as “lazy” anything. Take off the shades and look around at the greatest country in the world. Note that I didn’t say it was being run well currently. We, the “truckers” are to blame for the conditions we now face with all the changes. We have failed to maintain a voice of authority. We’ve stood on the sidelines waiting for someone else to do it for us. We, Independent Owners and Operators, along with the smaller companies, are quashed by large company lobbyists, even though we have nearly 3 million strong. This current regime has demonstrated they’re incapable of monitoring anything, i.e.; fast and furious, IRS scandal of inappropriate attacks, Benghazi and the list keeps growing. The real reason to shut it down, before it gets a chance to turn into a cancerous festering wound we cannot heal from, is our inability to properly monitor and control the goings and comings. If we could do that there wouldn’t have been a 9/11. THINK, because no else is!

  • MarsRiver

    Read my post. I realize it’s 2 days after some, but I don’t have all day to sit in front of my computer and immaturely name call. I read one of your most recent posts in which you were spot on. When that guy shows up again I might listen. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.