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.…

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…

CBP SETTLES FINE WITH UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced its decision to mitigate penalties against Union Pacific—requiring the company to spend $50 million on supply chain security to directly enhance the Mexico and United States rail supply chain.   “The facilitation of trade…

Mexican truckers seen ready to roll on U.S. roadways

  A Mexican transportation attorney said that a recent accord to throw open the U.S. cross-border market to Mexican truckers will result in a significant number of his country’s motor carriers entering U.S. commerce. By Mark B. Solomon A Mexican transportation attorney said that a…

CBP COMMISSIONER WORRIED ABOUT CORRUPTION

THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner admits that the threat of Mexican drug cartels trying to infiltrate the government agency by attempting to corrupt the federal agents is all too real.    Alan D. Bersin, commissioner of CBP in the…

TEXAS REAPING BENEFIT FROM MEXICO TRADE

By DAVID HENDRICKS SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS May 31, 2011, 11:12PM Close [X] Editor’s note: This is the third in an occasional series examining U.S.-Mexico trade and the economy along the Texas-Mexico border. As the United States and Mexico edge toward a new cross-border trucking arrangement,…