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Comments sought on Mexican carrier for cross-border pilot

As of April 14, there have been 2,547 crossings into the United States beyond the commercial trade zone. Of that number, 1,893 crossings have been made by a single carrier—GCC Transportes.

The Trucker News Services

4/25/2013

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Wednesday in a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on allowing Mexico-domiciled carrier RAM Trucking SA de CV into the long haul cross-border pilot program.

If granted authority to participate, RAM Trucking, which is headquartered in Nuevo Laredo, TM, Mexico, would become the 11th carrier to participate in the program.

RAM Trucking recently passed the agency Pre-Authorization Safety Audit.

According to the FMCSA website, the carrier has one truck and one driver and one driver and one truck was approved for the pilot.

The website shows the carrier has never been the subject of a vehicle inspection nor driver inspection in its less than three-year history

The public has until May 6 to comment on RAM Trucking’s participation.

The three-year pilot recently passed the halfway point.

As of April 14, there have been 2,547 crossings into the United States beyond the commercial trade zone. Of that number, 1,893 crossings have been made by a single carrier—GCC Transportes.

Another four Mexican carriers have their Pre-Authorization Safety Audit as pending. One other, Servicio de Transporte Internacional Y Local Sa De CV, has passed, but has not yet received operating authority.

The Trucker staff can be reached to comment on this article at editor@thetrucker.com.

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