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U.S. Trucking Industry Gears Up for Incoming Mexican Trucks

Aug
4,
2011
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Under the new trade agreement between the United States and Mexico, Mexican trucks and drivers could begin hauling freight through out the lower 48 states as early as this month or by September.  The agreement, basically signed in secrecy between … Continue reading

Mexican Trucks Controversy

Mar
18,
2011
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It seems that trucking cannot go for any extended length of time without some kind of battle, debate or controversy in the wind.  The new hours of service proposal that was released in December of 2010 has caused many heated … Continue reading

United States Offers NAFTA Compromise to Mexico

Jan
6,
2011
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Breaking News: Thursday, January 6th, 2011 It did not take long for one of the five trucking issues to watch for in 2011 to hit the news.  Today, the Obama administration offered a proposal to allow trucks from Mexico to … Continue reading

50 Billion for Infrastructure and still No Mention of Safe Truck Parking

Sep
8,
2010
1

Yesterday September 6th was Labor Day, a day which President Obama chose to announce his 50 Billion dollar plan to hopefully increase the Labor force of this great country of ours. The program, which he hopes will pass through Congress … Continue reading

DOT Promoting More Women to enter Trucking Industry

Aug
3,
2010
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A recent article posted in the Newspaper.com stated that the Department of Transportation was promoting women to enter a career as a professional CDL driver:  “US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wants to put more women behind the wheels of big-rigs.” … Continue reading

Safety in Trucking Industry Faces New Battle

May
7,
2010
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As professional truck drivers in the United States prepare to face the new FMCSA safety initiative, CSA 2010, I would suggest they prepare for a new battle that will soon be coming their way :  the opening of the Mexican … Continue reading

Border May Reopen for Mexico Truckers

May
27,
2009
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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is working to reopen the borders from Mexico to allow Mexican trucks to travel within the United States by June, 2009.   Stating that the tariff’s imposed by Mexico when Congress refused to allow Mexican trucks into … Continue reading

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