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…

NAPOLITANO; FOCUS ON BORDER BACKUPS. NOT WALLS

  MEXICO CITY (AP) — Political calls for more walls and policing at the U.S.-Mexico border are a “straw man” designed to defeat immigration reform, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Wednesday. Napolitano said in an interview with The Associated Press that…

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…

CBP ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIPS FOR EXPANDED TRADE

BP Announces Partnerships for New and Expanded Services (Friday, August 02, 2013) Washington— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that it has made preliminary selections for five new public-private partnerships and is continuing progress on an additional existing project. These six projects in California, Florida…

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 CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION EXPLOITING SUPPLY CHAINS

The Mexican treasury secretary, Jose Antonio Meade Kuribreña acknowledged that criminal organizations have used the trade logistics chain for inserting and removing Mexican narcotics, weapons, ammunition, cash and pirated goods. “In the Mexican Customs entry points the country has witnessed these criminal organizations have sought…

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…

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…