Government, Business

Court Backs Cross-Border Trucking Plan

A federal appeals court has upheld the U.S. government’s cross-border Mexico trucking plan, rejecting challenges brought by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the Teamsters union.

April 29, 2013

U.S. Border Crossings Rose 3.6% Last Year

The number of commercial trucks that crossed into the United States from Mexico and Canada rose 3.6% last year from 2011, the Department of Transportation said Friday.

April 5, 2013

Customs Delays Controversial Residue Rule

For the second time in the past several months, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have delayed implementation of a controversial plan requiring motor carriers and exporters to report even small amounts of cargo residue when returning from deliveries in Canada and Mexico.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2012

ATA, Business Groups Back Bersin for Customs Chief

American Trucking Associations and nearly two dozen other business groups in recent weeks have re-affirmed their support of Alan Bersin as commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

June 21, 2011

U.S., Canada Agree to Coordinate Security at Border to Expedite Freight Shipments

Trucking industry leaders in both Canada and the United States applauded an agreement between the two nations to spend the next two years streamlining and coordinating the plethora of agencies and regulations that govern security and freight movement at their border.

February 14, 2011
Editorial, Government

Moving Toward an Open Border

The Department of Transportation has finally taken the first, tentative step toward resolving the long-running battle with Mexico over opening the common border to commercial trucking between the nations.

January 17, 2011

Technology Can Put Truckers in the Fast Lane When Crossing Canadian and Mexican Borders

Safety and security remain a top concern for fleets crossing both the northern and southern borders, and motor carriers — including Celadon Group Inc. and Trimac Transportation Services Inc., Calgary, Alberta — are turning to the latest technology, electronic transmissions and voluntary government programs to streamline crossings and protect their freight.

November 22, 2010