Two carriers fail audit for cross-border pilot program

April 10, 2013

Washington – Two Mexico-based commercial motor vehicle carriers applying to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s cross-border trucking pilot program failed (.pdf file) their Pre-Authorization Safety Audits and have been dismissed.

The carriers, Transportes Mor S.A. de C.V. (.pdf file) and Adriana De Leon Amaro (.pdf file), each failed to provide proof they have a controlled-substances and alcohol testing program in place that is consistent with U.S. federal requirements (.pdf file). The carriers are the first to fail a Pre-Authorization Safety Audit, FMCSA noted.

The pilot program, launched in 2011 to fulfill a requirement in the North American Free Trade Agreement, is designed to help test whether Mexican trucks can operate safely in the United States beyond established border commercial zones.

Comments on the dismissals and the program are being accepted.