Monday, October 17, 2011

Mexican long-haul truckers permitted for U.S. freight

Embassy of Mexico (Washington, D.C.)

On October 14, 2011, Transportes Olympic, a Monterrey N.L.-based trucking business, became the first Mexican company to receive Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) authority to operate beyond U.S. commercial border zones under a new cross-border trucking program. The FMCSA permit was issued following Transportes Olympic's successful completion of the U.S. agency's pre-authorization safety audit.

The new program established between Mexico and the United States is reciprocal and mutually beneficial. Three U.S. trucking companies - Plastic Express (CA), A&R Transport Inc. (IL), and Stage Coach Cartage & Distribution LP (TX) - have already been granted permits to haul international cargo in Mexican territory...

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