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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
Business

New Facility to Enhance Inspection Capabilities of Trucks Entering United States in California

Customs officials from the United States and Mexico said they will soon open a facility in Tijuana, Mexico, that will expand inspection capabilities for trucks entering the United States and combine export and import operations.

December 3, 2012
Business

Improved Transport Infrastructure Seen Helping Mexico ‘Insourcing’

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mexico continues to become an increasingly desirable manufacturing and freight market for reasons ranging from more competitive labor costs to improved transportation infrastructure, carriers and their customers agreed at an industry meeting here.

November 19, 2012
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Study Says Freight Booming as Mexican Economy Grows

A growing economy and a global shift in manufacturing are spurring investment in Mexico’s freight transportation industry, according to a recent study that said there is a $68.4 billion market for trucking services in Mexico.

November 19, 2012
Business

Cross-Border Trucking Program Going to Court

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A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has agreed to hear oral arguments in December from a pair of federal lawsuits challenging the U.S.-Mexico cross-border pilot trucking program.

October 22, 2012
Business

Mexico Returns PRI to Presidency

Enrique Peña Nieto won Mexico’s presidential election on July 1, returning the once-dominant Institutional Revolutionary Party to power following a 12-year hiatus.

July 10, 2012
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Low Participation by Mexican Truckers Threatens Cross-Border Program

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Low participation by Mexican carriers in the cross-border trucking program could lead to the resumption of Mexican tariffs on U.S. goods, an official with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
May 23, 2012
Business

Mexico Tightens Trucking Weight Rules

The Mexican government will tighten inspections and lower maximum allowed weights for freight trucks after protests over a string of fatal accidents involving double-trailer trucks, the Associated Press reported.

May 7, 2012
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Mexican Truckers Are Improperly Exempt From U.S. Certifications, OOIDA Claims

The federal government’s program allowing Mexican trucks into the country improperly exempts Mexican truckers from regulations concerning licenses, medical certification and drug testing, an advocacy group told a federal court last week.

March 19, 2012
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FMCSA Defends Its Mexican Truck Program, Rejects Challenges by Union, Public Citizen

The federal government defended its program allowing Mexican trucks into the United States, telling a court this month that the pilot program complies with all federal laws related to safety, environmental protection and driver licensing, in addition to the laws specific to the program itself.

February 27, 2012

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