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A new report by the U.S. Department of Transportation says that commercial trucks hauled 58% of the freight moved between NAFTA countries in 2008.Trains accounted for 15% of the goods moved, with ships 10%, pipelines 9% and air 4% accounting for the rest.The DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics issued the report as part of its update to the North American Transportation Statistics database.Nearly 11 million commercial trucks entered the U.S. in 2008, with some 6 million coming from Canada and 5 million from Mexico. That freight accounted for some $970 billion in value.The value of shipments moving between the NAFTA nations grew at an average rate of nearly 9% between 2003 and 2008, the report said.

via Tire Review – Trucking Still Tops in NAFTA Freight.

A group of independent truckers has filed a three-page “friend of the court” brief to join the American Trucking Associations lawsuit against the Port of Los Angeles. The National Port Drivers Association is asking that the court enjoin the Dec. 31, 2009 deadline banning all trucks older than 2004 from port terminals unless they have been retrofitted with anti-pollution devices.

via The Cunningham Report – Independent Drivers Seeks Clean Truck Deadline Injunction.

Canada – Trucking and railing meat and livestock across borders.

More figures regarding the last reports on land transportation among the NAFTA partners.

Today’s Trucking.com: The Truck News Site – Canadian website and magazine publishing information and content on truck news, trucking regulations, trucking industry, fleet management, owners/operators and the latest in trucking products and trucking services..

As this article points out, surface transportation of the US with Mexico is declining.

This Article explains the start of a study to seek alternatives to the trucking dispute. Rail transportation might be a good solution. From the Windsor Star.

Cross-border trucking spat costing U.S. businesses.

An article published in the web site: MySA business that explains the consequences of the trucking dispute.

 

The value of NAFTA surface trade in August was lower than in August of any year since 2004. Read more about it Here

Yesterday, October 19, 2009 the trade representatives from Canada, U.S. and Mexico had a meeting in Dallas. So far, no changes have been made on the trucking dispute of the U.S. with Mexico, even though they talked about it. You can read more here.

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  • Supreme Court rejects OOIDA challenge to ELD mandate June 12, 2017
    The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected OOIDA’s lawsuit challenging the federal government’s rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices on most trucks, leaving in place the Dec. 18 deadline for carriers to put them into use. OOIDA claimed the mandate violated drivers’ Constitutional protections against warrantless searches and seizures and that the r […]
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  • Hours of Service Revisions for Mexican Truckers coming in second Half of 2017 April 20, 2017
    The private sector and federal authorities are preparing to unveil in  second half of this year, new Hours of Service standards for operators of federal motor transportation services, which will regulate the number of hours driving and mandatory rest times. Felipe de Javier Peña, Vice-President of the Transport Commission of Concamin, reported that the measu […]
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