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November 7, 2013 8:00 AM, EST

OOIDA Asks Supreme Court to Review Decision on Cross-Border Trucking Program

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court decision upholding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s authority to operate a cross-border pilot program allowing Mexican drivers to operate throughout the United States.

In a petition filed with the high court, OOIDA said Mexican drivers should not be allowed to travel beyond the U.S. commercial trade zone without a U.S.-issued commercial driver  license.

The appeal was lodged in response to the federal appeals court ruling in July saying the cross-border program could continue after OOIDA and the Teamsters brought the lawsuit because they said Mexican drivers lacked the qualifications to be in the program.