Cross-border trucking needs revisions, audit says

| September 05, 2012

The program prohibits cabotage, which is when participating carriers pick up cargo from one U.S. location and deliver it to another point within the United States.

Teletrac holds the contract for installation and monitoring of electronic monitoring equipment in program trucks, which includes a clause to develop an automated means of detecting cabatoge. Auditors concurred with the agency’s statement that program participation is currently too low to warrant this level of support.

The OIG stated will it evaluate FMCSA’s actions to address all recommendations during its Congressionally mandated final audit, which is due six months after the program ends.

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  • Porter M. Corn

    Good article Jill but I would direct your attention to paragraphs 4 and 5 about the testing of Mexican drivers.

    The issue was actually “re-testing” of drivers by the SCT after a problem with a couple of the training centers last year.

    Applicants and holders of Mexican Federal Licencias de Conductor are required to have training prior to receiving a license and continued training every two years for renewal.

  • James Ayer

    it is a good article jill but if they really wanna solve the issues without alot of brainpower and thought just do the obvious and reclose the borders to all of them and then noone has to worry about them driving over here legal or illegal

  • Porter M. Corn

    It is a good article and a good suggestion James. Let’s cripple out economy more by closing the borders to more than 5 million loads of freight that cross them each year… Yeahhhh buddy! Good idea! strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.