cross-border trucking

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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Low participation plaguing cross-border trucking program with Mexico

Five months remain in the pilot cross-border trucking program with Mexico, which has continued to report few safety violations but low participation: Just 13 carriers have authority, compared to the nearly 50 FMCSA said it would need.

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Arizona DOT warning of border blockade threats by Mexican truckers

Mexican truckers unhappy with inspections, fines and treatment by inspectors are threatening to protest at Arizona border crossings with a traffic blockade, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation, who is pressing FMCSA to take action to resolve the issues.

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FMCSA accepting public comment on application for latest pilot program participant

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comment on the latest applicant to its cross-border pilot program with Mexico.

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Cross-border update: U.S. says no suit from Mex association, inspections raise data questions

The State Department says Canacar has not filed for arbitration since the Mexican trucking trade association served notice in 2009. And updated numbers on inspection data for cross-border participants could make the data hazy.

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Pre-inspection pilot program for U.S.-Canada border crossings enters second phase

A pilot program intended to test the feasibility of reducing wait time and congestion for truck crossings at the U.S.-Canadian border has entered its second phase at Peace Bridge, at the crossing between Fort Eerie, Ontario, and Buffalo, N.Y.

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Mexican trucking association wants $30 billion from U.S. for alleged non-compliance with NAFTA

A Mexican trucking trade association has reportedly filed arbitration action against the U.S. and wants $30 billion, saying the U.S. has not fully complied with the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement by not fully opening its borders for truck trade.

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Hours, logbook violations get Mexican carrier booted from pilot program

For the first time since the program's 2011 inception, the FMCSA has revoked the authority of a Mexican carrier participating in its cross-border trucking pilot program. Drivers had not complied with hours regs and failed to record duty status, among other issues.

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Supreme Court denies review of FMCSA’s pilot program with Mexico

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request to hear its case against the federal cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico.

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Supreme Court to decide whether to hear cross-border case, FMCSA admits 14th carrier

The U.S. Supreme Court soon will consider if it will hear a case against the U.S. cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico, which recently admitted its 14th carrier.

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