Cross-border Trucking Reforms included in NAFTA negotiations

A revamp of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s cross-border trucking program with Mexico is under consideration in a planned update of the North American Free Trade Agreement, claims Mike Dolan, a Teamster staffer. Under current NAFTA regulations, any Mexican-based carrier can apply for authority to operate in the U.S.

The Trump Administration along with a broad set of stakeholders across multiple industries, including transportation, are working on a new version of the agreement behind closed doors. Although Dolan is not free to discuss the reforms, he says the cross-border stipulations and renegotiations are meant to modernize the deal.