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November 29, 2017

Freightliner Aims to Stay on Top in Mexico

Freightliner is maintaining an impressive 39% share of the Mexican commercial truck market as 2017 draws to a close — and is looking to build on that standing in 2018. HDT's Jack Roberts reports from Puerto Vallarta.

November 27, 2017

Cross-Border Freight Value Posts 11th Straight Monthly Increase

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners increased for the 11th straight month during September, according to new Transportation Department figures, but it's the smallest gain since April.

October 25, 2017

Trucking Groups Urge NAFTA Negotiators to Support Trade

ORLANDO – Three of North America’s largest trucking associations – American Trucking Associations, the Canadian Trucking Alliance, and Mexico’s CANACAR – have come to the defense of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which they see as a business driver.

October 25, 2017

U.S.-NAFTA Freight Rises for 10th Straight Month

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement Partners totaled $97.4 billion during August as all five major transportation modes carried more cargo by value, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.

October 23, 2017

ATA's Spear Praises Trump for Championing Trucking Interests

ORLANDO – American Trucking Associations chief Chris Spear praised President Trump for his administration's work to improve trade policy, reform tax law and criticized the culture of obstruction in Washington toward trucking industry legislation during ATA's annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

October 4, 2017

Cross-Border Freight Value Increases for Ninth Straight Month

Trucking along with the other four major freight modes moved more cargo by value with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in July when compared to a year ago, according to new Transportation Department figures.

October 2, 2017

ATA: Keep NAFTA’s Mexican Truck Proviso to Curb Border Congestion

UPDATED: In no uncertain terms, the American Trucking Associations has made it clear it continues to support the provision within the North American Free Trade Agreement that allows approved Mexico-based motor carriers to operate in the U.S.

August 14, 2017

Talks to Revamp NAFTA Slated to Begin This Week

Trucking and logistics interests are keeping a close eye on talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement begin this week – particularly those involved in the automotive industry.

July 20, 2017

Canadian Trucking Lobby Submits Wish List for NAFTA Talks

The Canadian Trucking Alliance has officially submitted comments on cross-border trade to Global Affairs Canada, as governments prepare to renegotiate aspects of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

June 23, 2017

Report: Trucking in Mexico Ripe for 3PLs

The trucking market in Mexico, despite its complexities, presents opportunities to third-party logistics providers, contends a new report released by market-research and consultancy firm Armstrong & Associates Inc.

May 26, 2017

Automakers Fear NAFTA Changes

U.S. automakers are pushing President Trump not to make any significant changes that will affect their cross-border manufacturing operations.

May 23, 2017

Cross Border Freight Value Jumps Nearly 11%

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its next door neighbor countries has spiked as all five major transportation modes carried more cargo in March compared to the year before, according to new Transportation Department figures.

May 19, 2017

Daimler Chief Unfazed by NAFTA Talk

Roger Nielsen, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, doesn’t seem concerned by talk about renegotiating NAFTA – even though its manufacturing footprint includes Mexico.

March 30, 2017

Trump Staffers Discuss NAFTA With MEMA

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association took part in a meeting with White House staff during which it sought information on possible changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

February 8, 2017

FTR Trucking Index Dips Before Projected Bounce

The FTR Trucking Conditions index declined in December, reflecting soft conditions that affected the industry in the second half of 2016.

January 27, 2017

Will Trump's Take on Trade Be Boost or Bust for Fleets?

Last summer, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that cross-border trade generated by NAFTA alone was worth $89 billion to the trucking industry. So are President Trump’s recent free trade actions a positive move for trucking? Or should American fleet executives be concerned?

January 24, 2017

Trump and Trade

President Trump is already making good on campaign promises to end or seriously alter U.S. free trade agreements. But what are the pros and cons of these moves?

December 13, 2016

FedEx CEO Warns Trump Attack on Trade Could Be 'Catastrophic'

FedEx Chairman and CEO Fred Smith warned that President-elect Trump's campaign promises to pull back on international trade agreements could be “catastrophic.”

October 27, 2016

Cross-Border Freight Value Posts First Hike in More Than a Year

The total value of U.S. freight moved between Canada and Mexico during August posted its first year-over-year increase since December 2014, according to new Transportation Department figures.

July 28, 2016

Trucks Move Bigger Slice of NAFTA Freight, Overall Value Keeps Falling

A new Transportation Department report shows trucks carried more U.S. freight by value with its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico, in May compared to the year before. But declines in all other freight modes led to a 3.1% decrease in the dollar value of cross-border freight, totaling $89 billion.

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