FMCSA To Track Mexican Trucks Operating In United States


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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced it will be tracking all Mexican trucks operating into the US under a cross-border trucking demonstration project.

Each participating truck will bet tracked in real-time using satellite-based vehicle tracking systems, the agency announced late last week. The satellite systems will be installed at no cost to the trucking companies taking part in the program, the FMCSA announced.

"This will give us the ability to monitor every vehicle from Mexico and ensure all companies are following our strict safety requirements, including those governing hours of service and cabotage," said John Hill, FMCSA administrator.

One of the program’s most vocal critics, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) responded with a statement questioning the effectiveness of the plan.

“It may sound impressive to those unfamiliar with the industry or the limits of the technology, but closer scrutiny verifies it’s a cosmetic cover up for a poorly conceived program,” said executive vice-president of OOIDA, Todd Spencer. “You can polish up a rock, but then you’ll just have a shiny rock.”

just like they keep track of illegals crossing the border this govt. could'nt keep track of a pizza delivery man

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