Government, Business

OOIDA Petitions Federal Court to Join Lawsuit Against DOT Over Mexican Truckers

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a petition to join a lawsuit against the federal government for opening the border to Mexican longhaul carriers.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2015

Transplace Upgrades Cross-Border Customs Tool

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

Transplace has upgraded its customs tool for shipments crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

November 12, 2014

US, Mexico Agree to Accelerate Cross-Border Trade

John Sommers II for TT

Top officials with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Mexico’s Tax Administration Service signed an  agreement Oct. 17 aimed at accelerating secure trade.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 20, 2014

FMCSA Allows Mexican Carriers to Continue U.S. Operations, Post-Pilot Program

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Mexico-based trucks that participated in the U.S. Transportation Department’s cross-border pilot program will be allowed to continue operating north of the border even though the three-year program ended Oct. 14, a spokeswoman said.

October 15, 2014

Low Interest by Mexican Truckers Threatens Plan to Open Border

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The cross-border trucking pilot program has had so little participation that federal regulators may not be able to determine if Mexican carriers are as safe as U.S. carriers, several members of an advisory panel said here last week.

May 26, 2014

Senate Confirms Customs and Border Protection Chief

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously March 6 to confirm Gil Kerlikowske to lead Customs and Border Protection, the agency within the Homeland Security Department that is responsible for border security.

March 7, 2014

US, Canada Set to Begin Pilot Program to Speed Freight Flow at Peace Bridge

The United States and Canada said they are set to launch the second phase of a pilot program to speed the flow of freight at the border by having U.S.-bound trucks inspected on Canadian soil.

February 17, 2014
Government, Business

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.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 7, 2013

Mexican Fleets Cite Benefits From Cross-Border Program

Mexican trucking companies that are participating in the U.S. cross-border freight pilot program said it allows them to provide faster service to customers and to have more control over their own operations than the older alternatives, such as transferring freight to U.S. carriers near the border.

August 12, 2013
Government, Business

U.S. Court Again Upholds Cross-Border Pilot Project

A federal appeals court has again ruled that the government’s cross-border trucking pilot program, which allows approved Mexican fleets to operate throughout the United States, can go forward.

August 5, 2013