The boards of the American Trucking Associations and Truckload Carriers Association voted support for 88,000-pound, five-axle trucks.
The pilot program officially began Oct. 14 after officials granted provisional operating authority to the first Mexican carrier.
Industry faces softening demand and rising costs but capacity should continue to remain tight.
The economy’s still sputtering, but it looks like there will be lots of freight through the holidays. At least consumer goods and other cargo related to retail sales are doing well, based on recent reports.
Audit delays cross-border plan, court asked to review pilot program, hours rule due by end of month, a bridge closure, FMCSA says CSA helps compliance and other industry news items are featured.
Second quarter rate of 79 percent marked the third quarter in a row of increased churn in the driver market.
Letter to Obama says proposal would be an unnecessary and costly regulatory burden on truckers, given the improved record of truck safety.
Compared with August 2010, tonnage was up 5.2 percent.
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