Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Scanning Every Vehicle Could Cause Border Backups

Trucks are inspected at Otay Mesa as they cross from Mexico to the U.S. Trucks crossing over from Mexico to the United States go through U.S. inspection stations at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A new U.S. law signed Jan. 5 requires every vehicle, truck and freight train that crosses into the United States from Mexico or Canada to be scanned and inspected at ports of entry with X-ray or similar technology.

Wendy Fry | San Diego Union-Tribune
February 16, 2021
Government, Business

Border Restrictions Extended; Trucking Remains Exempt

Truck at US-Canada border A truck crosses the Blue Water Bridge into Port Huron, Mich., from Sarnia, Ontario, on March 18. (Paul Sancya/AP)

The Department of Homeland Security recently extended travel restrictions that apply to the Canadian and Mexican borders to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 21, 2020

DHS Delays Enforcement of REAL ID Law

The Department of Homeland Security has given states an additional two years to fully comply with a requirement that all driver's licenses and other forms of identification have tamperproof provisions to board aircraft at U.S. airports.

January 8, 2016