cross-border trucking

OIG report: FMCSA’s data on Mexican carriers invalid due to lack of participants

FMCSA’s work on the program complied with Congressional requirements, the Inspector General report notes, but the program had so few Mexican carrier participants that the data produced is insufficient.

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App aims to ease Canadian border crossings for truckers, carriers

Truck operators and carriers who carry freight to and from Canada may want to take a look at a new app that bills itself as one that can help make border crossings more efficient.

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Data on cross-border program insufficient, FMCSA committee says; Mex carriers continue operation

An FMCSA advisory committee approved a report critical of the U.S.-Mexico cross-border pilot program, notably the program's lack of inspection data and participation. Mexican carriers in the program now have full authority to operate in the U.S.

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Cross-border haulers can now streamline Mexico border crossings

A recent agreement between the U.S. and Mexico will allow carriers who carry freight to and from Mexico to become certified and therefore undergo fewer cargo exams and enjoy faster validation when crossing the border.

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Cross-border pilot program reaches official end

The 13 U.S.-Mexico pilot program carriers cleared to haul into the U.S. interior, beyond the border commercial zone, will continue to have authority to operate in U.S.

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Mexican carriers reportedly seek arbitration in cross-border long-haul dispute

Canacar reportedly has filed for arbitration against the United States because the Mexican trucking association says its neighbor continues to violate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Questions remain for cross-border trucking as pilot program nears end

With the expiration of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico coming Oct. 14, both the future of cross-border trucking and the effectiveness of the agency's three-year test are unclear.

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Final audit of FMCSA’s cross-border program begins as it enters final month

The Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General has begun its final audit of the cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico. Here's what it's looking to find.

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Number of truck border-crossings continues string of increases in 2013

Data released last week by the Department of Transportation shows that for the fourth straight year the number of truck crossings into the U.S. from Canada and Mexico rose, with 2013’s crossings climbing to 10.8 million — 1.1 percent higher than 2012’s.

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Cross-border update: Mexican carrier denied program entrance, FMCSA committee to evaluate program

An agency subcommittee meets this month to determine whether FMCSA met its objectives with the cross-border pilot program with Mexico. The agency also said this week the latest applicant to the program failed the pre-authorization safety audit.

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