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U.S. to consider loosening Mexico trucking curbs

Monday, January 12, 2015


The U.S. Department of Transportation will soon be ready to consider lifting restrictions on Mexican trucking firms seeking to operate throughout the United States, Mexico's Communications and Transport Ministry said.

Mexico and the United States have been locked in a long-running dispute over granting Mexican truckers unlimited access to the United States, and a bilateral accord in 2011 set in motion a pilot program to phase out existing restrictions.

Mexican transport associations say U.S. curbs mean most truckers cannot deliver goods throughout the United States and must unload their cargo in border regions, putting them at a disadvantage to U.S. competitors who have access to Mexico.

Source: Reuters