DC Circ. Greenlights DOT Cross-Border Trucking Program

Law360, New York (April 19, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit gave its blessing on Friday to a cross-border trucking program with Mexico, rejecting a union's claims that the program was unlawful because the U.S. Department of Transportation held Mexican trucks to lower safety and emissions standards than American ones.

The appeals court denied petitions from both the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers that asserted that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's recently authorized pilot program allowing Mexico-domiciled trucking companies to operate trucks throughout the U.S. was unlawful.

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