Mexican trucking

Results of Mexican cross-border program audit expected soon

With the federal audit of the cross-border pilot trucking program expected out soon, six one-truck Mexican carriers now have authority to operate beyond the border zone.

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A look at a Mexican hauler’s business

A window into the life and hauling business of a third-generation independent Mexican trucker in 2012, full of extortion, graft, shakedown...

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Another Mexican carrier applies to cross-border program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will seek comment on the Pre-Authorization Safety Audit of another one-truck Mexican carrier seeking authority.

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Fourth Mexican carrier admitted to program

FMCSA has accepted a fourth carrier to its cross-border trucking pilot program.

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Three more Mexican carriers apply to cross-border program

The public has until May 21 to comment on three Mexican carriers applying for authority through the cross-border trucking pilot program.

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Mexico clamping down on truck weight, safety regs

Mexican officials announced plans for stricter regulations on load weight and more inspectors and scales.

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Third Mexican carrier gains operating authority

FMCSA has granted a third Mexican carrier operating authority while litigation over the program continues.

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Teamsters challenges Mexican trucker safety

Union countered to halt cross-border trucking program with Mexico, which was preceded by Mexico filing a brief.

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Driver action on sleep apnea, CSA, EOBRs, cross-border trucking

Regular readers will recall my post from last month following the first annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention, which spurred on driver advocate Frederick Schaffner to be a presence in D.C. at the November meeting of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committtee. There, a large part of the discussion was devoted to standards for electronic onboard recorders for hours-of-service compliance. Schaffner has annotated MCSAC's task report emerging from that meeting with his own series of ...

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Friday Channel 19 news round-up: Cross-border trucking; ‘driver shortage'; and the 1 on the 53 and the 99

Separate but not equal That separation could be diminishing when it comes to U.S. and Mexican tucking, now that a new pilot program for cross-border long haul is under way.  In the wake of the Oct. 21 border ceremony at Laredo, when the first Mexican truck crossed as part of the new cross-border pilot program, notes J.E. Dyer at the Hot Air Green Room website, the job-creation rhetoric so prominent in Washington these days has been revealed for ...

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