Third Mexican carrier given U.S. authorization

| 9/25/2007

The U.S. Department of Transportation has authorized a third Mexican carrier to do long-haul trucking in the United States.

In a press release, FMCSA administrator John Hill said the Tijuana-based company Transporte Padilla plans to use three of its trucks for cross-border hauling.

Hill also claims that the “Mexican trucking companies, vehicles and drivers are meeting or exceeding the tough standards in place for this program.”

In its new pilot program, FMCSA plans to authorize as many as 100 Mexican trucking companies to operate in the U.S.