Two carriers who applied for participation in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico were denied entrance due to a failed safety audit, FMCSA announced this week.
All entrants into the program must successfully complete the Pre-Authorization Safety Audit, and Transportes Mor SA de CV and Adriana Leon Amaro both failed part of the audit dealing with implementing a drug and alcohol testing program that complies with U.S. regulations.
FMCSA published a notice in the U.S. Federal Register this week detailing the carriers’ unsuccessful PASA completion.
They are the first two carriers since FMCSA started the program in 2011 to fail the PASA. Ten other Mexican carriers have successfully passed and gained U.S. authority from the agency.
Both carriers started and finished the PASA last year.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.