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13,000 Applications Expected for Mexican Trucks

US regulators expect to recieve at least 13,000 applications to operate Mexican trucks in the United States as plans move forward to fully open the border by the end of the year, according to a report by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

The acting deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Julie Cirillo, expects about a quarter of those applications will seek operating authority beyond border-area commercial zones already open to Mexican trucking, OOIDA reported.

Currently, some 9,000 Mexican trucking companies have authority to operate in the commercial zones.

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