Latest Mexican applicants drawing concerns, questions

| May 21, 2013

An applicant to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s cross-border trucking pilot program has brought questions from the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association. The Teamsters and the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety’s Truck Safety Coalition have expressed concern over both another applicant and a current member of the program.

OOIDA has said that applicant Servicio De Transporte Internacional y Local did not disclose in its application for U.S. authority that an affiliated carrier did not comply with the alcohol and drug testing rules.

The association commented May 13 on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s publication of STIL’s Pre-Authorization Safety Audit, which applicant carriers must clear to participant in the pilot program.

RAM Trucking — another applicant — did not disclose affiliation with two other carriers, said the Teamsters and the Truck Safety Coalition. These affiliate carriers did not have good Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores in driver fitness and vehicle maintenance categories.

Also, Transportes Monteblanco a current participant, despite having received a less than satisfactory rating in the agency’s Compliance Review, the organizations added.

OOIDA, in joining the groups in a May 15 public statement, said the FMCSA’s agenda is for large economic interests and smaller trucking businesses will pay the price.

  • No Reform

    yep LARGE economic interests like Shippers and Receivers want low paid mexicans driving their freight around for dirt cheap….they LOBBY in Washington with the American Trucking Association to rip off every American Trucker they come in contact with…..cheap illiterate clowns is their ONLY interest…nothing to do with “SAFETY”…….FMCSA is their HENCHMEN organization…..bought and Paid For by wealthy interests.

  • http://twitter.com/MesaBulldog Dale Setzer

    Come to Phoenix ,Arizona and check creigs list ,Carriers love these wet backs.Cheapo

  • Isabel Lopez

    things aren,t getting any better god knows what s ahead some of us are allready stroglin that isn,t helping at all

  • http://www.facebook.com/barry.bones.731 Barry Bones

    Saw the cockroaches up here in Oregon. They stepped out of the truck man woman and four kids, it was a school day and guess what, they ain’t going to school, and that will cost YOU money down the line in services.

  • Hollywood

    The Government couldn’t care less about the number of illegals in the trucking industry. As long as the big carriers get the cheap labor they want, they don’t care. We complain now because the rate of pay hasn’t gone up in twenty years…..wait till the thing gets ramped up to full speed.

  • Guest

    It disgust me to read the hate and
    bigotry in all these postings. If you don’t like Mexicans, Canadians
    or any other immigrants then say so. Admit it to yourself instead of
    hiding behind words like competition, low wages and cheap labor. The
    history of this country is about low wages and immigrants brought in
    to fill those jobs. It doesn’t matter weather you ancestors are from
    Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, or any where else in between, descendants
    from your families came here for those jobs and a new life. They made
    this country better and their children (yes you) are here keeping
    this country going today. Thank you and your ancestors for your hard
    work and service to this nation. But to hate a man you never met
    because he was born on the other side of the tracks, is wrong. At
    least give them the chance to get to know them.

    As for competition in the job market,
    it is the cornerstone of the free enterprise system. No better system
    that I know has been created on earth. The concept is simple. Set
    some basic ground rules, enforce them evenly and fairly. Then let the
    market decide the winners and loosers.

    Cross border trucking can work the same
    way. Set some basic ground rules, enforce them evenly and fairly.
    Then let the market decide the winners and loosers. So long as the
    rules are even I am not afraid to compete with a foreign trucking
    company. They have to buy their fuel at the same truck stop, pay the
    same tolls and stop at the same traffic signals as I do. As long as I
    can cross the same border and pick up at the same loading dock then
    it’s fair. We have to change with the times. Not too long ago we were
    on horse and buggy delivering freight, today it’s a truck and who
    knows what tomorrow will bring. There is one thing I know for sure.
    The better we get along and the better we treat thy neighbor the
    happier life we are going to live.

    Amado Llorens

  • http://www.facebook.com/amadol Amado Llorens

    It disgust me to read the hate and bigotry in all these postings. If you don’t like Mexicans, Canadians or any other immigrants then say so. Admit it to yourself instead of hiding behind words like competition, low wages and cheap labor. The history of this country is about low wages and immigrants brought in to fill those jobs. It doesn’t matter weather you ancestors are from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, or any where else in between, descendants from your families came here for those jobs and a new life. They made this country better and their children (yes you) are here keeping this country going today. Thank you and your ancestors for your hard
    work and service to this nation. But to hate a man you never met because he was born on the other side of the tracks, is wrong. At least give them the chance to get to know them.

    As for competition in the job market, it is the cornerstone of the free enterprise system. No better system that I know has been created on earth. The concept is simple. Set
    some basic ground rules, enforce them evenly and fairly. Then let the market decide the winners and loosers.

    Cross border trucking can work the same way. Set some basic ground rules, enforce them evenly and fairly. Then let the market decide the winners and loosers. So long as the rules are even I am not afraid to compete with a foreign trucking company. They have to buy their fuel at the same truck stop, pay the same tolls and stop at the same traffic signals as I do. As long as I can cross the same border and pick up at the same loading dock then
    it’s fair. We have to change with the times. Not too long ago we were on horse and buggy delivering freight, today it’s a truck and who knows what tomorrow will bring. There is one thing I know for sure. The better we get along and the better we treat thy neighbor the happier life we are going to live.

  • No Reform

    Yep..and its OBVIOUS NOW that our Government is LYING about every issue they are involved in..Bengazi, IRS Scandal…AP SPYING…..all LIES.
    This FMCSA and their Gestapo CSA Program, Cross Border Mexican Nafta too….ALL LIES to benefit thier RICH Campaign Donors….and Rip OFF the American Trucker.

  • No Reform

    I noticed that in Texas near Midland at that Flying J..there was a Jalopy mexican truck…and he had his whole FAMILY in the truck!! It was a school day..so those kids were not attending..Maybe “home schooled” inside the rig??? Hilarious seeing this Spectacle..in this age of Gov imposed CSA PROFESSIONALISM….which only applies to the AMERICAN DRIVERS!!!

  • No Reform

    All over Calif too….wanted CHOFER……..speaky spanny….many ads for illiterate mexican drivers.

  • No Reform

    Every truck you look at in the Southwest has a mexican driver…..

  • No Reform

    Our Government has SOLD OUT our country to the mexicans..it is obvious today…our Senate is NOW rushing this Amnesty thru the Senate….11 Million Illegal Aliens will be free to get a drives license and be here LEGALLY….more and more and more low paid mexicans is what our Government wants here in America.

  • Clapton Fan

    Amado just does not get it. Yes, we are all immigrants. I am Irish American and my people were treated horribly when we came here during the potato famine in Ireland. The difference here is most of these “Latino” drivers are not even supposed to be here let alone be working for American companies. I am not referring to the cross border program. I am referring to what has happened to our industry right here in the US because of the influx of a group of people who come here and destroy what we Americans have worked hard to achieve. Every industry the latinos have entered in large numbers have created such changes, we Americans can no longer make a decent wage to feed our families. The construction, drywall, assembly and manufacturing, fast food,and especially the autobody industry have been wiped out. The worst part is the quality of the product provided by these people has been cut in half. Try ordering something at McDonalds where Lupita can’t read the screen so your order is always wrong now. Try applying for a job where the supervisor is Mexican and you can forget about getting that job because he knows little Pedro will work his butt off for one third what the job should pay. Shame on the owners of these companies and shame on our government for dumbing down the blue-collar work force. I remember when you could graduate from high school and look forward to going into a career as an entry level trainee and eventually make enough to have a family and buy a home. Not now. The fake social secuity numbers and the crooked latino DMV employees who have been caught SELLING commercial drivers licenses proves this is dangerous. The federal guidelines says a driver must be able to properly communicate in English and so many can’t speak a word of English. Why would we want this happening with our wives and kids on the same highways as these people? A fine example is the latino driver who was in 5 miles of bumper to bumper traffic in Mission Viejo, California. How did he manage to get up to 45 mph and rear end a mini van killing all three children in the back seat? You are right about one thing. You said things have changed. This is NOT about hate and bigotry either. If we went to Mexico and pulled what they are pulling here, we would be burned at the stake. Or decapitated which seems to be the way they do things down there. So, don’t go looking for sympathy here or pull your race card. Pack your bags and get the “F” out before I track you down and beat the living hell out of you. In case you have not figured it out, we Americans are pissed and maybe a little uprising and ass kicking at some rest stops and truck stops will send a message if your truck has a company name from Mexico on the door. Amado you may now proceed in “F” ing yourself. Class dismissed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/amadol Amado Llorens

    Yeah I guess if you can’t make it on your own just blame someone else for your problems. I am sorry you feel that way but there is nothing anyone can do to help you feel better. If you had your way and anyone that got here to the USA in the last 30 years was sent back you would still find someone to blame for your situation today.

    An immigrant getting here and going to work doesn’t bother me. What does is one that gets here goes on welfare, food stamp, public housing and Medicaid then goes to work for cash under the table or using someone else’s social security number. That is what has to be stopped. The government need’s to stop writing those checks. If Mexico gave out the money like that 25% of Americans would be going south of the border. Don’t blame the people for what your government is doing wrong with your money.

    If I may suggest you write your congressman and ask then to enforce the laws that are currently on the books. Every thing you have complained about is illegal. Don’t blame Lupita, Pedro or I for your problems either, I don’t even know you and you want to “kick my ass.” I am a Eric Clapton fan but I am no fan of yours. Finally class, you can’t give what you don’t have!

  • steve4447

    Better be careful…These Mexican Drivers are going to be demanding 40
    hour weeks…Overtime…The auditing of their pay ….FICA and Social
    Security charges deducted from their pay by the Trucking Companies
    actually being paid to the Government…

    Next they are going to want to actually be paid ALL of the Time That
    They Work and even Pay For All Of The Work That They Do…….Service
    and maintenance of the truck…Loading and Unloading the truck..and what
    next??…Pay for everywhere that they are dispatched??…Their waiting
    time…Tarping pay??…..What Then???…Maybe they will form a
    Union….Like those Janitors did and The Farmworkers Did…After they
    stole all of those shit jobs from Americans……

    And then maybe they will even organize the Restaurant and Fast Food
    Industry….

    The bastards…Real Americans…Want to just do that for free and just
    give all of that money away…The Company Deserves to Make All of the
    Money….

  • JJMclure

    Europeans were invited. Latinos weren’t

  • Clapton Fan

    Funny thing is you know EVERYTHING I said is true but you continue to blame the government. How can the government enforce laws the Mexicans are breaking without affecting those who are not of their descent and truly need the government assistance. Yes Amado, let’s punish the good people for what the majority of Mexicans are doing wrong. I don’t see Korean people lining up for all the handouts your Mexican buddies and families line up for. I dont see Armenians in Glendale doing it or Filipinos in Eagle Rock. So let’s punish them too because of the beaners abuse of the system? I also don’t see other groups with such distain for American history and customs as the latinos. They refuse to assimilate. Their kids continue to ruin the education statistics for the LA school system because of the dropout rate, too. Then there is the gang thing. Come to LA you dumbass and I will gladly show you what has happened in 15 years because of these people. You are so out of touch. Again, go “F” yourself. Now go stand in the corner with your dunce hat on. Also, don’t bring a knife to a gun fight. People like you should not be discussing politics. As for Clapton, I’m surprised you know who he is. Go back to your Vicente Fernandez music where you belong. As for not knowing you and wanting to kick your ass, don’t go spout your uninformed views in a forum where people are going to judge you by your anti-American views. Americans smell a rat with this invasion because we invented this industry. We know it better than anyone else and the invasion of Paco’s and Pedro’s who don’t follow the laws carrying proper insurance, maintaining vehicles properly to federal guidelines, and obtaining illegal licenses and social security numbers make for an uneven playing field. I could make it too if I want to drive a broken down piece of crap and come home to a house full of anchor babies which my “Hina” get’s a check for each one and then live ten people to house. Now, do you understand? Americans don’t live this way. Bean bandits do.

  • Jayne Strash

    amado you fail to understand that a lot of these latino drivers have forged commercial licences, do not belong is the U.S. legally, take away the jobs from U.S. citizens, and will undercut the rate to take the load bringing down the rates for all drivers across the board. this is why so many drivers are upset at latino being here.