AFTER 17 YEARS STILL ONLY ONE TRUCK HAS ENTERED USA

  Nov. 8 (Bloomberg) — It took 17 years and $2.4 billion in trade tariffs to get the U.S. Transportation Department to let a Mexican long-haul truck cross the border last month. It’s unlikely that many more will line up, the head of Mexico’s biggest…

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.…

U.S. INLAND PORT LACKING INSPECTORS AT BORDER CROSSINGS COSTING MILLIONS

  By Michel Marizco SAN LUIS, ARIZONA – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has beefed up the number of border agents in the last 10 years, but not its customs inspectors – those officers in blue who check the legitimate traffic coming through the…

DOT READY TO LAUNCH MEXICAN TRUCK PILOT PROGRAM

READY TO START MEXICAN TRUCK CROSS BORDER PILOT PROGRAM Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood sent to House and Senate leaders last week a letter asserting that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has fulfilled all the requirements necessary to launch a pilot program allowing long-haul Mexican…