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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.

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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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  • OOIDA cites bogus crash rates in letter opposing long-haul trucks from Mexico November 21, 2017
    After a coalition of more than 100 trade associations urged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to keep trucking provisions allowing long-haul trucks from Mexico in a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sent a letter to Lighthizer with a counterargument: NAFTA’s Mexican long-haul truck […]
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  • “Hey! That’s not your freight!” Really? It’s not yours either! October 23, 2017
    Freelance writer makes ridiculous assumptions about Mexican trucks and Cabotage rules I couldn’t resist responding to this ridiculous article that appeared recently in “TANDEM THOUGHTS”, the official OODA blog. “Hey! That’s not your freight”….. Really? Then whose is it? Written by John Bendel a Land Line freelancer, it makes the erroneous assumption that Mex […]
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