MEXICAN TRUCKS SHOW LITTLE INTEREST IN HAULING LOADS IN THE USA

    From The Journal of Commerce   WASHINGTON — Even if the Teamsters fail to overturn a recent federal decision to allow Mexican motor carriers to haul loads past the border region, the impact of the new program may be negligible anyway. The majority…

NAFTA TRUCKING VISION LONG WAY OFF

    By:  Sandra Dibble   U-T San Diego OTAY MESA — To deliver door knobs assembled in Ensenada to Kansas City, Alfonso Esquer needs three trucks. One to carry the knobs to Tijuana. A second to ferry them across the border at Otay Mesa. And…

TRUCKS ARE KING WITH NAFTA TRADE

      The Trucker News Services Three of the five transportation modes carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in August 2013 than in August 2012 as the value of overall U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, rose 2.0…

TOP 5 REASON THE U.S./MEXICO BORDER IS IMPORTANT FOR OUR ECONOMY

1. U.S.-Mexico trade surpasses $1 billion every day, with the vast majority of bilateral commerce crossing our land border. Mexico is the second largest destination of U.S. goods and services after Canada. In 2012, U.S. exports to Mexico totaled $216 billion—more than U.S. exports to…

JUDGE UPHOLDS DECISION TO ALLOW MEXICAN TRUCKS

UPDATED- A federal appeals court upheld the Obama administration’s pilot program for long-distance trucking across the U.S.-Mexico border. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied petitions by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the Teamsters union to declare the program…

MEXICAN TRUCKS SLOW TO GET INTO U.S. MARKET

  Washington (CNN) — A year after Mexican trucks were first permitted to conduct long-haul operations in the United States, so few trucks have signed up for the pilot program that government auditors fear they won’t be able to complete a congressionally mandated study of the…

TRUCKERS AWAITING NEW FDA MODERNIZATION ACT LAWS

All the practical implications of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (now Public Law 111-353) are not yet spelled out when it comes to the trucking industry. What is clear, however, is that the new law, if it withstands post-enactment efforts by opponents still seeking…

LAREDO, TEXAS SEE BIG RISE IN TRADE

Timothy Franciscus-Timm City of Laredo Laredo International Airport Marketing Manager Laredo’s trade with the world rose to $198,121,876,927 through the first 11 months of 2011, according to a WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 16.82 percent increases the Customs district’s total…

CARGO THEFT WORRIES CANADIAN AND U.S. CARRIERS

Last week at a truck stop in Indiana, a driver was taking a break and came out to find his truck, filled with $2 million worth of RIM Playbooks, had been stolen from the lot. Two weeks ago, while a driver was having his morning…