He said the Department of Transportation is ignoring a memorandum of understanding between the two countries stipulating that all participating vehicles would have to comply with 1998 U.S. Environmental Protection emission standards.
The Department of Transportation notice is available at the Office of the Federal Register website.
In the notice, the agency said it needed to do more work on Mexican carrier Grupo Behr’s request.
“Based on the information provided by advocates, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, and Teamsters, the agency is conducting additional reviews of Grupo Behr’s inspections and vehicles,” according to the Federal Register. “As a result, the agency will not issue long-haul operating authority to Grupo Behr until such time as this review is complete and the above noted comments are fully addressed in a subsequent Federal Register notice.”
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it will provide information on the pilot project on its website.