Cross-Border Trucking

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June 20, 2013

Truck Cargo Pre-inspection Pilot Started at U.S. Border Crossing

The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection service has begun the first phase of a truck cargo pre-inspection pilot at the Pacific Highway crossing adjacent to Surrey, British Columbia.

June 17, 2013

Changes in the Works for Canadian Shipments to the U.S.

Today’s Trucking--There are two new changes (one official and one potential) that will both help and hinder cross-border trade between Canada and the United States, according to the Canadian Trucking Alliance.

June 14, 2013

Peace Bridge War Threatens to Ruin Border Improvements

The New York State Legislature has moved to dissolve the bi-national Peace Bridge Authority, a move that the Ontario Trucking Association is saying will stall progress on key infrastructure improvements at the border crossing.

June 7, 2013

Canada's Vitran Enters Into Interline Partnership to Serve West Coast

Major Canadian carrier Vitran Corp. will close seven terminals in the western part of the U.S. and focus on its core East Coast business, signing interline agreements with two U.S. carriers to handle its Western U.S. routes.

June 5, 2013

OOIDA Appeals for Rehearing on Pilot Mexican Trucking Program

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the largest organization in the U.S. representing the rights of professional truck drivers, filed an appeal in its lawsuit against the Department of Transportation and its cross-border trucking program with Mexico on Monday, June 3.

June 3, 2013

Teamsters Again Challenging Mexican Truck Program

The Teamsters Union, along with the Sierra Club, on Monday asked for a rehearing on their challenge to the U.S. Department of Transportation's long-haul cross-border trucking program.

June 3, 2013

NAFTA Superhighway Takes a Small Step Toward Reality

The Texas Transportation Commission has added more than 100 miles of highway in southern and northeastern part of the Lone Star state to the Interstate 69 system.

May 31, 2013

U.S., Canada Announce Binational Border Infrastructure Plan

Officials with the United States and Canada have announced a binational border infrastructure plan to expedite traffic and freight movements between the two countries. It outlines the approach that the U.S. and Canada will take to coordinate plans for physical infrastructure upgrades at small and remote ports of entry.

May 9, 2013

Michigan Considering Lifting Ambassador Bridge HazMat Ban

After decades of prohibiting trucks from legally transporting hazardous materials over the Ambassador Bridge that carries traffic between the U.S. and Canada, Michigan has proposed lifting the ban.

May 1, 2013

New Mexican Applicant Would Increase Size of Cross-Border Program

A Mexican carrier, Servicio de Transporte International y Local SA de CV, is applying to be the 11th fleet to join the cross-border program. If it is granted authority it would be the largest operation in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s pilot program.

April 24, 2013

FMCSA Seeking Comments on Another Participant in Cross-Border Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on allowing another Mexico-based carrier in the long haul cross-border pilot program.

April 19, 2013

Court Rejects Plea to Halt Mexico Pilot Program

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Friday morning handed down a blanket dismissal of a bid by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the Teamsters union to overturn the pilot.

April 15, 2013

Cross Border Trucking with Mexico Heating Up

While much of the volume from opponents of the long-haul cross-border trucking program between the United States and Mexico has toned down in recent months, the program is still alive on both sides of the border -- but there are also developments outside of the program.

April 15, 2013

State Department Issues Permit for New Bridge Between U.S. and Canada

The building of a second bridge connecting Detroit with Windsor, Ontario, has moved another step closer to reality with U.S. federal approval, but opposition to the plans still exist, including in the form of lawsuits.

April 5, 2013

Truck Crossings into the U.S. Increased Last Year

The number of commercial truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico totaled 10.7 million in 2012, 3.6% more than in 2011, according to a new figures released by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

April 4, 2013

Two Mexican Carriers Fail Getting into Cross-Border Pilot Program

Two carriers based in Mexico have had their applications dismissed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to participate in the long-haul cross-border trucking program between the U.S. and its neighbor to the south.

April 3, 2013

Canada Announces Border Improvements To Speed Up Traffic

The Canadian government has announced $80 million (CAN) worth of improvements to three border crossings.

February 22, 2013

FMCSA Approves Tenth Carrier For Mexican Pilot Program

More than a year after the first Mexican truck rolled into the United States under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s long-haul, cross-border pilot program, the agency has approved the tenth carrier.

October 1, 2007

Cross-Border: Who's on First?

After 13 years of wild pitches and dropped fly balls, we're still trying to figure out Who's going to bend first, Why, and What will happen when they do.

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