Mexican border

Government, Business, Logistics

GSA to Expand California’s Busiest Truck Checkpoint

Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego Cars that have just crossed into the U.S. from Mexico wait to speak to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego. (Bloomberg)

The General Services Administration is preparing to start work on an expansion project for the Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry, California’s busiest border crossing point for commercial trucks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2020
Government, Business

GSA Completes Major Border Facility Project

Cars wait at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry Cars wait to cross at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry on June 27, 2013, in San Diego. Construction on a building is visible. (Gregory Bull/Associated Press)

The General Services Administration recently completed a 10-year construction project at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry, a bustling border crossing facility that links San Diego County and Tijuana, Mexico.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 20, 2019
Government, Logistics

GSA to Assess Environmental Impact of Proposed Border Facility Project

Calexico East Port of Entry in Calexico, Calif. Calexico East Port of Entry in Calexico, Calif., by Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg.

The General Services Administration intends to study the environmental impact of a project that would involve the construction of inspection facilities geared toward truck and bus traffic moving across the U.S.-Mexico border. The project is a partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Tariffs Could Lead Polaris Snowmobile Maker to Mexico

Polaris Polaris CEO Scott Wine (Chris Goodney/Bloomberg News)

Scott Wine jokes that he doesn’t want to have to start building snowmobiles in sweltering Mexico. But the Polaris CEO is dead serious about the unintended consequences that higher U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods will have on Polaris Industries Inc. — including forcing him to consider moving jobs to Mexico.

May 8, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Mexico Border Delays Seen Weighing on US Investment, Factories

Mexico Border Truck drivers wait to pass after arriving in the U.S. from Mexico at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry cargo facility in San Diego, Calif. (Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News)

More cargo from Mexico to the United States is being held up at the border, accompanied by increasing evidence that such delays are dimming prospects for American companies.

Jordan Yadoo | Bloomberg News
May 7, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Softens Position Toward Closing US-Mexico Border

Vehicles enter U.S. from Mexico at El Paso, Texas Cars and trucks line up to enter the U.S. from Mexico at a border crossing in El Paso, Texas. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

President Donald Trump on April 4 said he will delay closing the U.S.-Mexico border for one year, just days after it was announced he would seal the southern border as early as this week.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 3, 2019
Government, Equipment, Safety

Arizona DOT Expands Mexican Training Program to Subcontractors

Nogales crossing Nogales crossing by Bill Timmerman for Jones Studio Inc.

Truckers who operate in the maquiladora business are the newest participants in the Arizona Department of Transportation’s truck safety improvement program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 2, 2018
Government, Equipment, Safety

Arizona DOT Trains Mexican Fleets, Expedites Border Inspections

Nogales Crossing Nogales crossing by Bill Timmerman for Jones Studio Inc.

The Arizona Department of Transportation has significantly reduced wait times for trucks moving through border inspection facilities using training programs geared toward Mexican fleets.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 20, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

GSA’s Border Facility Renovations Projected to Thin Congestion at Crossings

Otay Mesa Port Otay Mesa Port (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The General Services Administration is conducting a series of border facility renovations and overseeing related interstate closures at land ports of entry across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 11, 2017

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