IBC Inc, a San Diego-based trucking company, and Transportes Rafa, a Mexicali, Baja-based trucking company, have both received authority to make long-haul deliveries in Mexico and the United States, respectively, as part of the cross-border trucking demonstration project.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that the two carriers are the second companies from each country to receive authority since the one-year demonstration was launched September 6.
DOT also said that thousands of Mexican commercial trucks operate every day in US cities like San Diego and El Paso, and last year made more than four-million crossings into border commercial zones that extend approximately 20-25 miles into the United States.
However, United States commercial trucks have never had the authority to operate in Mexico.
Earlier, Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution of El Paso TX made the first trip ever into Mexico as part of the demonstration project, DOT said.