Changes being made to proposed border crossing procedures for truckers
Although the plan had been set for new regulations for commercial drivers crossing the border between the U.S. and Mexico, no new regulations have gone into effect yet. According to Trucking Info, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) needs to complete further compliance regulations in order for the trucking laws to officially pass.
The reason for the delay is the auditing of the law being done by the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT is making sure the FMCSA has adequate means to carry out the inspections needed on the boarders when this new law is slated to begin.
Todd Spencer, executive vice president of the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association, told LandLine Magazine, "This most recent Inspector General audit clearly shows that FMCSA has a pretty hefty to-do list before opening the border to long-haul trucks from Mexico."
Since its proposal In July, the new law has been mildly controversial among fleet management owners in regards to truck driver safety for truckers from the U.S. and Mexico. Officials hope to continue to perfect the law and have it implemented soon.
Monday, September 12th, 2011
Although the plan had been set for new regulations for commercial drivers crossing the border between the U.S. and Mexico, no new regulations have gone into effect yet.