Mexican opposition to cross-border program continues

| 11/28/2007

The Mexican trucking association that represents both carriers and independent truckers has reiterated its intent to try to get the cross-border trucking program stopped.

In an online publication, CANACAR officials stated that Mexico doesn’t have the ability to conduct complete audits on American trucks – and can’t guard against cabotage if American companies try to haul domestic cargo in their country.

These concerns were brought to the attention of the Mexican Senate by Tirso Martinez Angheben, president of CANACAR. Angheben was continuing his group’s push to suspend the cross-border program with the United States.

He told T21 – an online magazine covering the Mexico transportation industry – that he had taken the opportunity to point out these problems at a meeting of the inter-institutional board held in the Republican Senate.

He had explained to legislators how the opening of the border between Mexico and the United States was carried out, and that procedures in place are inadequate.

So far, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. carriers have 41 trucks crossing into Mexico and Mexican carriers have 44 crossing into the U.S.

– By Land Line staff
Mexican news reports were translated by OOIDA’s Stephanie Caswell.