After a three-year run, the NAFTA U.S.-Mexico Cross Border Pilot Program has come to an end.
The program ran from October 14, 2011 to October, 2014. In that time, 13 Mexican trucking companies were granted operating authority in the U.S. The carriers were allowed to transport goods between Mexico and the U.S.
“The Pilot Program allowed approved Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to operate throughout the United States for up to 3 years. United States-domiciled motor carriers were granted reciprocal rights to operate in Mexico for the same period,” the FMCSA states.
According to the FMCSA, the 13 companies crossed into the U.S. 27, 915 times. 55 trucks and 53 drivers participated in the program. The trucks were inspected 5,447 times.
The pilot program is currently being evaluated by the DOT Office of Inspector General.
The 13 Mexican trucking companies will continue to have operating authority within the U.S.