Latest Mexican carrier application ready for public comment

| October 02, 2013

mexicoTransportation and Cargo Solutions S de RL de CV (TRACSO) has become the latest Mexican carrier to apply for operating authority in the U.S. under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s cross-border pilot program with the country. The agency is accepting public comment through Oct. 10 on the carrier’s application. 

The applicant’s Pre-Authorization Safety Audit says it would use four drivers and seven trucks to operate outside of the commercial border zone. Applicants for the program must pass the PASA and meet other criteria. 

FMCSA said operating authority for TRASCO is pending, as is authority for another carrier applicant, Road Machinery SO SA de CV. If the two applicants gain authority, they would mark the 14th and 15th Mexican carriers participating. 

FMCSA discovered in its vetting process of TRACSO that the carrier had an affiliation not listed on its application with the U.S.-based XIM Enterprises. However, FMCSA said in the notice it determined TRACSO had not established XIM To evade regulations or hide safety problems.

Although TRACSO had some issues with — and developed a plan to address — driver qualification records, records of duty status and cargo securement, the violations did not constitute enough for it to fail the PASA, FMCSA said.  

FMCSA will monitor the carrier via the Safety Measurement System (part of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program). TRASCO is registered as a hazmat hauler with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Agency, but it will not transport hazmat materials in the cross-border program. 

There are three ways to submit public comment to the agency regarding the new carrier (public comment must include the docket number, FMCSA-2011-0097): 

  • The Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov
  • By faxing 1-202-493-2251
  • Mail to the Docket Management Facility, (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room 12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

Click here to read the notice in the Federal Register.

  • guest

    Max Heine posted his Editorial Pick here Sept 27….WEAK ENFORCEMENT UNSAFE Mexican Trucks……a report by BUSINEES WEEK that showed how all these trucks granted Authority to operate here under nafta are very UNSAFE and basically a HAZARD to America..not to mention taking JOBS from Americans…and Freight……should THIS assinine company be any different???

  • guest

    Redco Transport of Laredo was just SHUT DOWN after KILLING Americans and the idiot mexcan driver of the Trookay…….the stupid ass driver basically slaughtered a bunch of Americans…the company already had ALERT STATUS of near 100 in Unfit Drivers….they were all mexicans who had no license or couldnt speak a word of English….the cops didnt do a damn thing UNTIL the Major Accident………what is different about these corrupt criminals wanting to drive here in America and be offered AUTHORITY?? I would vote not only NO but HELL NO!!!!

  • Ron Kirkpatrick

    well the cross border program was not suppose to affect our freight or rates…i have seen alot of change in my rates. I generally haul from north Missouri to the valley in Texas..and the rates have been cut by as much as $800..and brokers like TQL know these guys are mexican based companys and still give them loads to U.S. destinations even though they are only suppose to haul from mexico and rite back there..our government is no more keeping an eye on them than the man on the moon..I thought the was a law stating you had to be able to read write and understand basic english …they are too interested in putting little black boxes in our trucks when it is the government that need to be kept from lying to the trucking industry so the way I look at it is the FMCSA and the BROKERS that use them has the blood of those AMERICAN FAMILIES on their hands FMCSA should have to answer for that..

  • guest

    Start caring about all the drivers of AMERICANS that do live and work under the FMCSA regulations and you want to put illegals on our roads that can’t even speak ENGLISH that is suppose to have basic skills. They come into this country and with a death trap truck… WHY?? Why not just have them use our trailers in the FREE TRADE ZONE and we pick up our product, but have dog sniffing K-9 check the locked trailers before leaving. Makes more sense to me. Keeps us safer on our highways. If we American trucking people have to live by all rules and are NOT illegal, then why shouldn’t they have to live by the same rules, with their VISA cards and permits to work in our country. We would go to their prisons if we went into MEXICO ILLEGAL… Fair is only FAIR and NOT one sided… They can drive their unsafe vehicles in their country. Let and make them stay there. Or CLOSE THE BORDER … As guest said 4 hours ago REDCO IS SHUT DOWN…UNSAFE TRUCKS…. DO YOUR JOB FMCSA and not blame us…If we must live by your regulations everyone that comes into the great USA needs and should be expected to live by the same regulations… Start caring about the United States of America. Don’t give into UNSAFETY in trucking companies from elsewhere.

  • guest

    I agree! American Truckers are under the gun of FMCSA but these mexicans are running wild AND laughing in the our FACE….these mexican drivers KNOW they are getting away with criminal activity and they really NEED to be STOPPED at deported.

  • g

    Exactly..and this is one of the PRIMARY ISSUES that are affecting TRUCKERS here in AMERICA…this needs to be addressed with FMCSA and kept in the FOREFRONT of Trucker discussions…this is costing American Truckers as much MONEY as all the dumb new rules are.

  • http://mexicotrucker.com/ Porter M. Corn

    Can you qualify this bullshit claim of yours with facts? The majority of Redco drivers are Mexican American. Redco has a decent SMS score that did not bring them to the attention of FMCSA untl the accident happened.

    They were put OOS because of internal record keeping problems and the inability of management to control the drivers HOS.

    They will have their authority reinstated once they’ve corrected the deficiencies found, submit a compliance plan to FMCSA and undergo another compliance review.

    Get your facts straight….

  • http://mexicotrucker.com/ Porter M. Corn

    Effecting your rate? Wow! 41 trucks participating in the program, most of which enter through Laredo, El Paso and Otray Mesa and they’re affecting the rates in the valley?

    Could it really be the law of supply and demand and the greedy brokers who double and triple broker good paying freight skiimming a little off the top until all that’s left for the trucker is a buck a mile or less?

  • Dennis

    STI, Palos Garza and the rest in Laredo need to be shut down too but FMCSA won’t get of their )#* and do it. The Transportation Act of 1999 prohibits Mexican carriers leasing to U.S. carriers. Caledon is guilty of it also

  • http://mexicotrucker.com/ Porter M. Corn

    Now why in the world should STI be shut down? With an 8.3% OOS rate for the trucks and 1.8% for drivers and SMS scores way below the intervention level? Palos Garza with their new fleet of trucks?

    Might want to adjust the white hood on your head. It’s giving you a myopic and distorted view of reality.

  • BOB SILVA

    We need to be be careful from people like you. with this attitude you are more than a criminal in the road.

  • BOB SILVA

    DEPORTED ??? THEY ARE LEGAL IN THIS COUNTRY YOU ARE CONFUSE OR NONE IDEA WHAT ARE YOU TAKING ABOUT

  • BOB SILVA

    NOW WE MEET SOMEBODY KNOW WHAT IS TAKING.
    THERE IS THE PROBLEM “GREEDY BROKERS”.
    BUT WHAT WE DO ABOUT IT.
    NOTHING !!!!!
    OWNERS OPERATORS IF THEY GOT TOGETHER CAN BE THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE IN THE COUNTRY.
    WE TOGETHER CONTROL WHO EAT TODAY.
    NO FOOD DELIVERY NO BODY EAT.
    NO GOOD DELIVERY NO BODY BUY OR SALE NOTHING.
    THINK ABOUT GETTING “POWERFUL” AND LEAVE THOSE MEXICAN THEY ARE NOT THE PROBLEM THE PROBLEM IS US TOO “SELFISH”

  • Dennis

    White hood??? Now there is a racist and racial slur if I ever heard one. My view, Sir, is that if a Carrier must comply with the FMCSR, ALL Carriers must comply. When it is a violation of the Law why is it allowed to continue? STI is a Mexican Based Motor Carrier that has “leased” it’s trucks to “a U.S. Carrier” (STI) what part of that is hard to understand? Palos Garza is the same along with a large number of other Carriers. Race, Sir, has nothing to do with it AT ALL!
    My view on illegal immigration (not that it has anything to do with this subject but to clarify for YOU) is that your origin matters not, if you are from Germany, Russia, Mexico, Belize or anywhere else, if you are not here LEGALLY you must go.
    P.S. My skin is a little dark to be able to fit in with the “white hood” crowd thank you very much.

  • Del Ray Johnson

    The current system works find they bring the freight to broker like in Laredo, TX and we forwarded in the USA. We take freight to Laredo, TX drop of at broker and they take it to Mexico. I see no need for change and if the driver cannot read and speak English then by federal law no authority to operate in the USA and again no exception. Porter Corn it is a fact that when Mexican companies operate in Canada they steal from the trucks lights, tires, other nonsense, etc. I am sorry with the money we make this cannot be tolerated. Also, the burden IS ON the company MAKING THE APPLICATION so someone please post a link to their safety record. But mark my words del ray is psychic they will be granted authority watch it this is America everything is for sale. . .

  • Del Ray Johnson

    Corn you are absolutely correct about the broker they are taking too much for doing nothing but you have silly drivers who will say okay to $1.85.

  • Guest

    I tell you what we do stop hauling there freight but when you have silly drivers and companies say okay stop complaining!

  • g

    I agree with Dennis…we have an Eclectic Bunch in trucking..Black, White, Mex, and Mix etc….BUT if they are here illegally..whether from CHINA or Pakisatn of Mexico…they need to be arrested. This is OUR country WITH all OUR races..and NOT to be ABUSED by illegal foreigners at OUR expense…COPS are NOT enforcing immigration STAUTUS in Trucking and they SHOULD be..it is affecting the PAY of every trucker who IS playing by the RULES and here Legally.

  • guest

    I agree with Del Ray..we dont NEED any Foreign trucks operating here more than we already have…we are NOT making any MONEY as it is TODAY!!! Do we WANT more competition from Foreigners with questionalble background and Faulty equipment?? I vote NO…and NEVER!!! and Get the Hell OUT!! Walmart and Crooked brokers LOVE YOU….but I dont!!!!!!

  • guest

    Mr.”CORN” and Mr. Silva are obviously from La Raza..and always side with MEXICO on every issue…dont expect to get any UNBIASED comment from them….lol
    I assume they are sitting at a desk in a dispatch office recruiting more CHEAP LABOR foreign illiterates…they have an AGENDA…PRO MEXICO……disregard them.

  • guest

    If you could READ you will see on their FMCSA file….ALERT STATUS 96.8 on catagory DRIVER FITNESS??? You cant see that??? Upon reading the Citations issued to get that Horrid record…we find a huge amounts of CITATIONS issued and OUT of SERVICE because the “driver/mexican could NOT communicate with the officer???? See how that works???? They are illiterates from mexico and here illegally. Redco Transport Laredo, Tx….fortunately they were FINALLY Shut Down by the FEDS after the FATAL CRASH….aint it great haveing “truckers” like that on our HIGHWAYS??

  • guest

    Cops have alot of NERVE being TRAITORS and committing TREASON allowing these Foreign Jackasses up here to begin with..hopefully the NEXT victims will be THEIR famillies slaughtered at the hands of a dope crazed mexican illegal up here operating an 18 wheeler….just the IDEA is unnerving..having these crazed LOONS charging down the OUR highways doing whatever they please???? Thanks COPS..how many MORE have to die??? How many MORE TONS of Narcotics will YOU find in THEIR trailers you ignorant clowns….do your JOB and ARREST these pukes.

  • http://mexicotrucker.com/ Porter M. Corn

    Ok guest, Don’t challenge an expert on this subject, especially myself.

    Let’s look at Redco and pick apart your claims.

    You are correct. 96.8% on the Driver Fitness BASIC…. However you claim of “huge amounts of citations” being issued is patently FALSE!

    438 inspections in a 24 month period. Of those, 31 violations were noted. 21 of those violations for for violation of 391.11.(b)(2) and of those only 12 were considered bad enough to warrant an OOS order. Interestingly enough, these were in southern states where English seems to take on a life of it’s own.

    The rest of the SMS scores?

    UNSAFE DRIVING 11.4%

    Intervention Threshold 65%

    HOS COMPLIANCE 53.8%

    Intervention Threshold 65%

    VEHICLE MAINT. 68.8%

    Intervention Threshold 80%

    It is interesting to note that many of the REDCO employees are owner operators. No indication of any “illegals” or illiterates involved here.

    Again, get your facts straight before you post!

  • http://mexicotrucker.com/ Porter M. Corn

    You are also absolutely correct. Place the blame where it belongs. I’ve pulled loads out of Laredo for $2.00 a mile direct from the shipper and when loading there will always be someone whining about taking the same load for a buck a mile or less.

  • http://mexicotrucker.com/ Porter M. Corn

    Er, Yeah… STI, Mexican company…

    http://www.sti-laredo.com/ourcompany.php

    Palos Garza? A carrier who has been in business for more than 25 years with full authority to operate in the US, Mexico and Canada.

    http://www.palosgarza.com/

    So what was the point your were trying to make?

  • http://mexicotrucker.com/ Porter M. Corn

    Understand this “G”….. Unlike the foreigners or shall we call them “New Canadians” who can cross our northern border at will with their new Canadian passports and nothing else, the Mexicans must have 1. A border crossing visa, an I-94 Entry/Exit card and a Mexican passport. And they still cannot work without work authorization.

    A Mexican who crosses the border illegally, comes to work the labor jobs. They are not truckers, they cannot obtain an American CDL.

    Mexican drivers who hold a Federal LFC with an international endorsement which means they can operate cross border, can work here for a US subsidiary of a Mexican carrier, but they are in no way “illegal”

  • http://mexicotrucker.com/ Porter M. Corn

    Here you go Del Ray. Here is a 4 year snapshot.

    http://mexicotrucker.com/nafta-safety-statistics/

    You want to know about the individual carriers, go to safersys.org and put in their USDOT# or search by company name.

  • Jason Haggard

    So TRACSO starts off with problems and the FMCSA still wants to give them a green light, yet according to their newly passed rules they are more than willing to shut an American carrier down and put them out of business permanently for far less than that.

    Bravo Anne Ferro and the FMCSA, the sheer ignorance that you exude always amazes us and just when we think it can’t get any worse then you go and out perform yourselves yet again.

  • guest

    I agree with Jason…these mexican carriers are Out Of Control and that stupid Nafta Program needs to STOP. Shippers want CHEAP mexican labor..this is at THE CORE of this B.S.

  • g

    See now THIS is Hilarious…YOU leave OUT the ALERT STATUS of 96.8% for UNFIT DRIVERS…they are MANIACS..pls admitthe Truth…The POLICE have deemed them IMMINENT HAZARD….4 Wrecks in 6 Months..this one Kills 3 people…the articles are Clear this company is run by and for mexican Maniacs…..No Dope testing procedures…on and on.

  • g

    Reports AFTER the FATAL crash..indicate FMCSA see this company as OUT oF CONTROL…and they are SHUT DOWN…I would KIND OF guess these COPS know MORE than an “EXPERT” like YOU???? you LOVE these mexicans we can SEE that..congradulations..we will KNOW that any future comments by an “EXPERT” like you will be BIASED in favor of the mexican..whether he is an illegal alien or merely a green card holder her KILLING Americans like the driver of this REDCO TRANSPORT jalopy from Laredo.
    Cops say the company was FALSIFYING Logs and Driver qualification files…AND is in VIOLATION because of improper Drug and alcohol testing…69 trucks are company OWNED and NOT an O/O company like YOU the EXPERT are telling everyone??? Seems like YOUR facts are the ones not in order. They are a CRIMINAL ENTERPRIZE like so many BORDER operations…finally SHUT DOWN..after KILLING people.

  • Del Ray Johnson

    Wrong, wrong, wrong again get your facts together if you looked at the glossary of terms the data is compiled i.e., inspections for Mexican trucks with DOT and thus does not include other Mexican trucks.

    This is directly from the glossary on the report that you referred me to:

    “Mexican domiciled carriers in the commercial zone are identified differently for inspection versus crash data. In the case of inspections, domicile information for a carrier is based on census address information when the DOT number is available. When an inspection does not have a DOT number associated with it, the domicile information for a carrier provided at the time of the inspection is used. For crashes, domicile information for the carrier is based on the domicile information provided at the time of the crash. Inspections or crashes must have occurred in the commercial zone. Data for Mexican domiciled carriers in the commercial zone excludes the data of those carriers with limited authority beyond the commercial zone.”

  • guest

    Si Senyor.

  • guest

    Sure Big Money interests like Shippers…they WANT this cheap labor to keep RATES low….call JOSE he will haul this freight for Cheapo……Big Money is in Washington now Lobbying for immigration reform to get 11million illegals to Drive and Own trucks and THEIR problem is Solved…Cheap Labor forever…Big Money Shippers support anything that means a Cheap foreign truck driver will come to America and give them a LOW RATE to haul freight…Americans must COMPETE with law breaking illegal aliens and cut rate Mexican American trucking companies that run OLD JUNK and questionable Green Card Holders….Shippers LOVE these Cut Rate foreigners and PAY cops to let them go…all over America these foreigners are hauling freight….nobody knows WHO they are or WHERE they come from…are they here Legally?? No Cop will ever ask THAT question…they are PAID to let them go….or they are Ordered NOT to question Nationality……get used to LOW RATES.

  • guest

    See now MR. “CORN” is away from his desk in LAREDO where he lives probably meeting with LA RAZA..he will return to answer and his reply will be some Pro mexico drivel…….he likes to think he is an “expert”…how hilarious….I dont think he can understand what you just wrote. lol

  • Jason Haggard

    Oh come on Porter, you know as well as I do that several illegal immigrants of all different nationalities have acquired CDL’s. Just this week the DMV in New York was caught selling CDL’s to unqualified and undocumented people.

  • Del Ray Johnson

    Thank you like we are a bunch of stupid truckers ! First I want corroboration by an American source but okay let us use his mexicantrucker.com The smartest people I ever met had commonsense no CORRELATION between the inspection violation and crashes is the “expert” serious! And we do not know who is under what subsidiary give me a break but what we do not they engage in a shopping spree when they see trailers!

  • http://mexicotrucker.com/ Porter M. Corn

    crash data is not available t the public other than reported numbers. This in one reason OOIDA hasa lawsuit against FMCSA concerning crash reporting data. For instance under CSA, the innocent party gets dinged on his CSA.

    A good example will be the trucker that died in the crash on I-40 this week. He had zero culpability yet his company will be listed as having a mult-fatality crash.

    SMS is so flawed in its implementation and execution that the data in the BASICS is meaningless.

  • Del Ray Johnson

    You are missing the point stay FOCUSED we are analyzing the report that YOU POSTED now you want me to go off with in on a tangent while ya did not answer my first question cute but is not work. I am not talking about cash data in the USA on I-40. I have said there is no energy for this topic if the is a shortage of qualified driver or space in the marketplace for these new Mexican drivers based upon the CURRENT factors of supply and demand the price of freight should have gone UP!

  • guest

    Yep…all these Pro Mexicans like “Mr. Corn” and La Raza..will dance around all night throwing Bogus numbers as illegal aliens continue to climb over the fence and take our JOBS. The Truth is we are being INVADED by Mexico…our government and COPS are bought and paid for by Interests who SUPPORT the Invasion because it brings CHEAP LABOR..all the charts and figures are a distraction while the FLOOD of Cheap Labor is Forced into the AMERICAN labor market….Mr CORN is a cheerleader for the CAUSE.

  • Del Ray Johnson

    You are absolutely correct hold on here the North American Free Trade AGREEMENT “NAFTA” 2+ parties to this or ANY other AGREEMENT each of whom must have gotten SOMETHING (hopefully not just cheap labor for rich people) for AGREEING so how many American drivers wanting to go to Mexico for freight like the Mexicans are coming here to the USA?

  • guest

    Yep they ISSUE CDL to any illegal alien in New Mexico, Illinois, Utah, Washinton….this has been going on for YEARS…Mr. Corn is a promoter of the mexican cause…apparently lives in Laredo and is probably a desk jockey at a brokerage where he indulges in a Love fest daily with illegal aliens who haul his FREIGHT for the LOWEST possible price.

  • guest

    Yep dont go to mexico…youmay have ur head chopped off and your rig stolen by the Federales!!! The whole country is corrupt starting with the COPS….ending up in a mexican prison is a GOOD possibility too.
    mexico has nothing to offer anybody really…we got along just fine.except we needed a few lettuce pickers…we should have kept it at that…like Eienhower thought. He DEPORTED Millions of these dopes…he was SMART. Today’s Leaders are clowns…sowe are now INVADED by worthless criminals…Our Prisons are filled with these skunks.

  • http://mexicotrucker.com/ Porter M. Corn

    Shows your ignorance as to who I am “Guest” you who don’t have the balls to use your real name.