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…

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…

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…

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…

THANK YOU NAFTA

  By:  Perry B. Newman/Atlantica Group/The Forecaster     Yes, you read that right.   While it’s old hat, if not a broken record, to deride NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement (remember Ross Perot and the “giant sucking sound?”) much good continues to emerge…

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…

NAFTA SUMMIT

The top leaders of the U.S., Canada and Mexico hold a trilateral North American Leaders’ Summit at the White House today to thrash out conflicts in energy and regulations to boost economic competitiveness and increase jobs. President Barack Obama hosts Prime Minister Stephen Harper of…