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FMCSA schedules meeting on cross-border trucking program

Arlington, VA – Long-haul trucking that crosses the United States-Mexico border will be the subject of an upcoming meeting at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Training Center.

The meeting, scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern on July 28, is open to the public and will feature a subcommittee of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. In 2011, FMCSA directed MCSAC to serve as the monitoring agency for a trucking pilot program that began in 2011 as part of FMCSA’s implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement long-haul cross border trucking provisions. The program is intended to test the ability of Mexico-based motor carriers to operate safely in the United States beyond established border commercial zones and municipalities for up to three years.

The meeting will conclude with a 15-minute public comment period, officials said. Comments are due July 21. An agenda for the meeting will be posted on MCSAC's website prior to the meeting.