NAFTA MODES OF TRANSPORTATION

Go By Truck News+ Updated: March 19, 2018 All five major transportation modes – truck, rail, pipeline, vessel and air – carried more U.S. freight with Canada and Mexico by value in 2017 than in 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of…

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…

MEXICO DRIVES TO BECOME TOP GERMAN LUXURY AUTOMAKER

  Mexico’s German auto history began with small, cheap cars. Now it’s becoming a place where top-of-the-line German brands roll out of billion-dollar factories. By decade’s end, Mexico will claim fourth place worldwide for German luxury output after the carmakers’ home country, China and the U.S., according…

FMCSA ENDS CROSS-BORDER PILOT PROGRAM FOR MEXICAN TRUCKS

The Mexican truck lines that have been providing long-distance, cross-border service under a federal pilot program will move to normal operating status.   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it is ending the 3-year pilot program and granting authority to the carriers, pending…

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…

TRANSPORTATION ASPECT OF FDA FSMA TO SOON TAKE EFFECT

  The Food and Drug Administration issued Jan. 31 a proposed rule designed to prevent the contamination of human and animal food during transportation by motor or rail vehicles. According to the FDA, the goal of this rule is to prevent practices that create food…

NAFTA AND IT BRIGHT FUTURE. TWENTY YEARS LATER

  By Marc Lanthemann   Marc Lanthemann, a geopolitical analyst at Stratfor.  The 20th anniversary of NAFTA’s implementation on Jan. 1 has revived some of the perennial arguments that have surrounded the bloc since its inception. The general consensus has been that the trade deal was a…

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…