Deadline only days away to comment on Mexican truck program

| Friday, June 22, 2007

OOIDA is encouraging truckers – even if they have commented before – to comment again on the issue of the Mexico-based trucks coming to the U.S.

The deadline to comment on the U.S. DOT’s plan to open the southern border to Mexico-based trucks is fast approaching. Comments are due by Thursday, June 28.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration initiated the comment process May 1 by filing notice in the Federal Register to implement cross-border trucking provisions as part of a North American Free Trade Agreement demonstration project.

Anyone attempting to file comments over the Internet may have had trouble logging on to the Department of Transportation site between June 13 and June 22. That’s because the system was down while DOT changed the locations of its computer servers. The server was supposed to be back up on June 17, but all week, OOIDA fielded calls reporting problems.

By Friday, June 22, the online comment system was back up, according to a DOT spokeswoman.

To submit comments via the Internet, click here, and enter docket number FMCSA-2007-28055.

The online resource is also a good way to see what others are saying about the Mexican truck program.

You may fax your comments to (202) 493-2251.

You can mail comments to:
            U.S. Department of Transportation
            Docket Operations
            M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140
            1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
            Washington, DC 20590

Hand delivery is also accepted at the above address between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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