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Jay Rockefeller said he was concerned about the first two Mexican carriers to pass pre-authorization safety audits.
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The first Mexican carrier approved for program participation is expected to make its first delivery under the new program as early as Oct. 21.
The pilot program officially began Oct. 14 after officials granted provisional operating authority to the first Mexican carrier.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted authority to one carrier and Mexico said it will remove tariffs against U.S. products.
FMCSA has named first Mexican carrier expected to receive provisional operating authority, but will extend review of a second applicant.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration anticipates granting provisional authority to the first Mexican carrier in October.
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