Cross-border trucking program advances

Jill Dunn | October 11, 2011

In preparing the report, the OIG staff interviewed state enforcement officials and confirmed their general readiness to enforce safety rules, but training had not been completed.

Since then, the agency has provided webinars for law enforcement, which are posted on its website. The FMCSA also trained auditors who will conduct PASAs.

The agency’s monitoring of participating carrier’s safety performance will be updated each week online here.

The FMCSA has indicated the cross-border program could begin by the end of October. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request for a stay of the program, pending court review Sept. 8. It will schedule oral arguments following the completion of brief filings, with the last brief due by Dec. 5.

The Teamsters union and Public Citizen also petitioned a federal appeals court Sept. 2 to review the agency’s plans to proceed with a cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.