July 22, 2013 - Industry News
The Texas Department of Transportation has officially designated 67 miles of regional roadways in the Rio Grande Valley as part of the new Interstate 69 -- a corridor that ultimately will become a 1,600-mile-long highway stretching from Michigan to Texas.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Texas, I-69, Interstate 69
July 16, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Con-way Truckload
July 8, 2013 - Industry News
The automotive industry’s just-in-time cross-border shipping practices are a good model for the movement of agriculture and food between the United States and Canada, according to a new study.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking
June 28, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA
June 27, 2013 - Industry News
A progress report on facilitating cross-border business travel released yesterday by Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney, public safety minister Vic Toews and US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, signals a willingness to consider long overdue changes to the way the two countries deal with the repositioning moves of foreign empty trailers, according to the Canadian Trucking Alliance.
Tags: ATA, CTA, Cross-Border Trucking
Canadian and American officials have shaken hands, avoiding the dissolution of the committee that overseas the Peace Bridge, one of United State’s and Canada's busiest border crossings.
Tags: Canada, New York, Cross-Border Trucking, Peace Bridge
June 20, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Department of Homeland Security
June 17, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Department of Homeland Security
June 14, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, New York
June 7, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Fleets
June 5, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, OOIDA
June 3, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Cross-Border Trucking, OOIDA, Teamsters, Mexico
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.
Tags: Texas, I-69, Highways, Cross-Border Trucking, Canada, Mexico
May 31, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Transportation, Canada
May 9, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Canada, Michigan, Ambassador Bridge, Cross-Border Trucking, NAFTA, Hazmat
May 1, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico
April 24, 2013 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, OOIDA, Teamsters
April 15, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA
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.
Tags: Ambassador Bridge, New International Trade Crossing, Canada, Michigan, Cross-Border Trucking, Highways
April 5, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA
April 4, 2013 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
The Canadian government has announced $80 million (CAN) worth of improvements to three border crossings.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Highways
February 22, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Cross-Border Trucking, OOIDA, Teamsters, Public Citizen, Mexico, Global
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