FMCSA: Mexican carrier passes review

Jill Dunn | October 13, 2011

The agency also had received general criticism about what data it made available on applicants. The FMCSA noted it had published the same categories of information in the PASAs conducted during the 2007-2009 project, and allowed the same amount of time for public response.

Inspection information from the recent PASAs will become available in SMS during the monthly upload of the inspections, which also will be publicly available.

In the future, the agency will post applications from Mexican carriers for participation in the program on its pilot program website at the time of publication of PASA results. The applications for Grupo Behr and Olympic have also been added to this site.

The OOIDA has filed to stop the program in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The court rejected its request for an emergency stay of the program, but will schedule oral arguments following the completion of brief filings, with the last brief due by Dec. 5.

The Teamsters and Public Citizen also have petitioned a federal appeals court to review the agency’s plans to proceed with a cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico.