Government, Business

Trucking Through the Mexico Border

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 21, 2014

Mexican Fleets Keep US Authority as Pilot Program Ends

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is allowing 13 Mexico-based trucking companies that were part of the agency’s cross-border pilot program to maintain U.S. operating authority.

October 20, 2014

Industry Regs Dominate Mexico Truck Show As Carriers Seek to Modernize Their Fleets

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Trucking regulations for this nation, while in a state of tremendous flux, set the backdrop at the Expotransporte truck show here Nov. 13-15.

November 25, 2013
Government, Business

FMCSA Considers Mexican Carrier for Cross-Border Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration is considering certification of the 15th carrier under the cross-border pilot program that allows Mexican trucking companies to run longhaul trips in the United States.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2013

U.S. Halts Mexico Border Scheme of Hiding Drugs in Truck Axles

Motor carriers received a stark reminder earlier this month that cross-border trucking presents special challenges when U.S. prosecutors announced the arrest of 19 members of Mexican drug organizations who allegedly transported drugs in PVC pipes concealed inside tractor-trailer axles.

August 26, 2013
Government, Business

Smugglers Using Truck Axles to Hide Drugs Rounded Up by Federal Task Force

A Southern California-based federal drug task force rounded up more than 57 members of three alleged Mexican drug organizations accused of smuggling cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin into the U.S. by hiding the drugs in PVC pipes concealed in tractor-trailer axles, according to federal prosecutors.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 22, 2013

Court Rulings Back U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Trucking Program

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

A federal appeals court ruled that the government’s cross-border trucking pilot program that allows some Mexican trucking companies to operate in the United States can go forward, rejecting both an appeal of a previous decision and a separate challenge.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2013

U.S.-Mexico Border Delays Costing Economy Billions

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Delays at U.S.-Mexico border crossings cost the U.S. economy $7.8 billion in 2011 as improvements lagged behind traffic growth, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 15, 2013

Experts Split Over Impact of Mexico Court Ruling

Trade experts assessing a federal appeals court’s recent affirmation of the United States’ cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico could not agree whether it paved the way for a rush of new Mexican carriers.

May 6, 2013

Mexican Cross-Border Program Threatened by U.S. Court Challenge, Low Participation

In 2012, the Obama administration’s Mexican cross-border three-year pilot project got into full swing, but a federal court challenge and a lack of widespread interest among Mexican motor carriers continued to threaten the program’s success.

December 24, 2012