The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is posting a list on its Web site of trucking companies in the United States and Mexico that have received authority to participate in the cross-border trucking demonstration project.
The agency made the announcement in a news release September 24 in which Transportes Padilla, a Mexican trucking company in Tijuana, Baja California, was listed as the third Mexican trucking company to receive authority to make long-haul deliveries in the United States. Mexico earlier gave the green flag to US trucking companies, Stage Coach Cartage and Distribution LP of El Paso TX and IBC Inc of Chula Vista CA.
FMCSA also has authorized Mexican carriers, Transportes Rafa de Baja California SA de CV of Mexicali, Baja California, and Luciano Padilla Martinez dba Transportes Padilla of Guaycura, Baja California.
Earlier this month, FMCSA announced the start of the cross-border trucking demonstration project that would expand current border operations to allow up to 100 US trucking companies to operate in Mexico and the same number of Mexican trucking companies to operate beyond commercial zones in the United States.
Every company, vehicle and driver participating in the program must pass a safety audit and inspection before being allowed to participate in the demonstration project, according to FMCSA information.
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