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…

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…

Moving Mexican produce is a booming Valley business, no matter how you slice it

  By WILLIAM PACK STAFF WRITER Aug. 13, 2011, 12:52AM Close [X] SAN ANTONIO — Business is booming in the Rio Grande Valley as a result of soaring traffic in fruits and vegetables from Mexico, an increasingly sophisticated produce powerhouse that exports more fruits and…

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…

NEEDED COOPERATION IN IMPORTATION OF PRODUCE

Nogales- In order to reduce bottlenecks of commercial shipments at the U.S.-Mexico border, the government should improve inter-agency cooperation – including data sharing – and recognize the need to increase Customs & Border Protection staffing as a means to minimize crossing times. Those are two…

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,…