November 13, 2013
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO -- Volvo Trucks North America officially introduced its I-Shift automated manual transmissions for the Mexican market and rolled out a truck model from sister company Mack to address the Mexican on-highway market.
MEXICO CITY -- For some people in the United States, say "Mexican trucking company" and they envision ramshackle trucks, drivers who are reckless and fleets that don’t care about safety. A visit to one of the country's largest fleets shows a professional, safety-focused operation with a focus on drivers.
November 12, 2013
On Tuesday morning, Matthew Walsh, general manager of Volvo Trucks North America in Mexico, sat down with reporters for a breakfast briefing to offer some real-world, current insights into the Mexican trucking market.
November 4, 2013
The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a request with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to review a recent lower court decision upholding the federal government’s long-haul, cross-border trucking program with Mexico.
September 27, 2013
U.S.-NAFTA trade carried by truck in July was up 5.3% over last year, according to the latest North American Free Trade Agreement freight data from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
July 26, 2013
UPDATED- A federal appeals court upheld the Obama administration’s pilot program for long-distance trucking across the U.S.-Mexico border. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied petitions by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the Teamsters union to declare the program illegal.
July 16, 2013
Con-way Freight has enhanced its Mexico service offering with the introduction of real-time, door-to-door online tracking, a 24-hour Customer Resource Center and new web tools for tendering and managing shipments moving to and from Mexico.
June 28, 2013
Nearly two years after the United States and Mexico agreed to resume a long-haul cross-border pilot trucking program between the two countries, the amount of participation by Mexican operations continues increasing, but only slowly, and far from what federal officials hoped to see.
June 5, 2013
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
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.
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 29, 2013
A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows the value of goods moving between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners by all modes of transportation decreased by 4% in March compared to a year ago, but rose 63.7% compared to March 2009.
May 3, 2013
Trucks carried 59.1% of the $88.4 billion of freight moved in February 2013 between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico.
May 1, 2013
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
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
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 17, 2013
An immigration reform bill in Congress could ease the truck driver shortage by giving undocumented immigrants a path to legal status and, potentially, the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License.
April 15, 2013
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 5, 2013
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 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.
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