Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: EOBRs for Mexico, HOS & EOBR Subsidy, Bogus Letters

If FMCSA can pay for the Mexican trucks to have EOBRs, why not U.S. trucks? Our government is helping out others and yet not putting or keeping the money here in the good old United States of America.

March 28, 2011

Sen. Pryor Says He Opposes DOT’s Plan to Finance EOBRs for Use on Mexican Trucks

Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) is the latest member of Congress to send a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood expressing his strong opposition to a U.S. proposal to buy electronic onboard recorders for Mexican trucks that will travel within the United States.

March 28, 2011

U.S., Mexico Reach Accord on Trucking

The U.S. and Mexico agreed last week on a deal that would allow Mexican trucks to deliver to destinations in the United States and lead Mexico to drop $2.4 billion a year in retaliatory tariffs it has imposed on U.S. products.

March 7, 2011

Mexican Govt. to Suspend Rotating Tariffs on Imports After U.S. Says Talks to Resume

The Mexican government, after the U.S. announced it would moving forward with talks to reopen its southern border to truck traffic,  said last week it was suspending the practice of rotating goods subject to punitive tariffs.

January 17, 2011

Mexico Ends Rotating Tariffs in Truck Dispute

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Mexico will maintain its existing tariffs on U.S. goods but will stop rotating tariffs on other products in a gesture to end the ongoing dispute over the U.S. cross-border trucking program, the Associated Press reported.

January 11, 2011

Administration Takes First Step to Reopening Mexican Border

The Obama administration last week took the first step toward reinstituting commercial truck traffic between the United States and Mexico, although it said details would not be released for several months.

January 10, 2011

Mexico Still Allows Deliveries by U.S. Fleets in Pilot Program

Mexico has continued its side of the cross-border trucking pilot program begun in 2007, although the United States ended its participation and has denied Mexican trucks authority to deliver to U.S. destinations, a Mexican official said.

September 13, 2010

Mexico to Reopen Monterrey-Laredo Toll Road to Trucks Only

Mexico will gradually reopen a toll highway linking Monterrey, Mexico, to Laredo, Texas, to large commercial trucks only and exempt them from paying tolls, Bloomberg reported.

July 15, 2010

U.S., Mexican Officials Express Frustration about Impasse Over Cross-Border Trucking

U.S. efforts to resolve the ongoing dispute with Mexico over cross-border trucking have stalled, rankling officials on both sides of the border.

June 7, 2010