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…

TRUCK CAPACITY SHORT IN MEXICO

From The Journal of Commerce By:  Troy Ryler, managing director of Mexico for Transplace, can be contacted at troy.ryley@transplace.com. Last year’s peak season in Mexico brought about the worst capacity shortage we’ve experienced in a decade. The imbalance in trade between the U.S. and Mexico left…

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…

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…

MEXICAN TRUCKS DISPUTE NAFTA AGREEMENT

Members of Canacar — Mexico’s trucking association — who attended Friday’s session complained that Mexican truckers face more stringent requirements than their U.S. counterparts under the current pilot project, the Union-Tribune story said.   By Lyndon Finney The Trucker Staff 2/27/2012 TIJUANA, Baja California, Mexico…

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…

Commissioner Updates U.S. Chamber on Security, Economic Advances

CBP Commissioner Bersin at U.S. Chamber of Commerce U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan D. Bersin today updated members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on efforts to modernize, streamline and strengthen CBP operations at ports of entry. Bersin spoke to members of the…

First Mexican Cargo Trucks Set To Reach U.S.

  By Hernán Rozemberg Tuesday, October 18, 2011 SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Guillermo Pérez knows all eyes will be on his trucks, but he says he’s up to the challenge. He’s a manager at Transportes Olympic, the first Mexican trucking company to receive U.S. approval…

First Mexican Trucking Permit Delayed by U.S. on Safety Concerns

  The U.S. Transportation Department is delaying the first permit for a Mexican trucking company to start cross-border operations, citing safety questions raised in public comments. Grupo Behr de Baja California SA de CV, which passed a preliminary Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration inspection Sept.…