The Resource North American Free Trade Agreement : coordinated operational plan needed to ensure Mexican trucks' compliance with U.S. standards

North American Free Trade Agreement : coordinated operational plan needed to ensure Mexican trucks' compliance with U.S. standards

Label
North American Free Trade Agreement : coordinated operational plan needed to ensure Mexican trucks' compliance with U.S. standards
Title
North American Free Trade Agreement
Title remainder
coordinated operational plan needed to ensure Mexican trucks' compliance with U.S. standards
Title variation
  • Coordinated operational plan needed to ensure Mexican trucks' compliance with U.S. standards
  • NAFTA commercial trucking
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) allowed Mexican commercial trucks to travel throughout the United States. Because of concerns about the safety of these vehicles, the United States has limited Mexican truck operations to commercial zones near the border. Relatively few Mexican carriers are expected to operate beyond these commercial zones once the United States fully opens its highways to Mexican carriers. Specific regulatory and economic factors that may limit the number of Mexican carriers operating beyond the commercial zones include (1) the lack of established business relationships beyond the U.S. commercial zones that permit drivers to return to Mexico carrying cargo, (2) difficulties obtaining competitively priced insurance, (3) congestion and delays in crossing the U.S.-Mexico border that make long-haul operations less profitable, and (4) high registration fees. Over time, improvements in trucking and border operations may increase the number of Mexican commercial vehicles traveling beyond the commercial zones. GAO found that the Department of Transportation (DOT) lacks a fully developed or approved plan to ensure that Mexican-domiciled carriers comply with U.S. safety standards. DOT has not secured permanent space at any of the 25 southwest border ports of entry where commercial trucks enter the United States, and only California has established permanent inspection facilities. DOT also has not completed agreements with border states on how 58 federal inspectors and 89 state inspectors will share inspection responsibilities along the border. States are responsible for ensuring that Mexican trucks adhere to U.S. emissions standards. California is the only southwest border state with a truck emissions inspection program in place at the border. Although the Mexican government has developed truck safety regulations and taken steps to enforce safety and air emissions standards, these efforts are relatively recent and it is too early to assess their effectiveness. With DOT's support, Mexico has developed five databases on the safety records of its commercial drivers and motor carriers. As of October 2001, however, the commercial driver's license database covered less than one-quarter of Mexico's commercial drivers. Mexico has also participated in NAFTA-related efforts to make motor carrier safety regulations compatible across the three member nations. Mexican private industry has also sought to improve the safety of Mexican commercial vehicles
Cataloging source
GPO
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trucking
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Commerce
  • International relations
  • Trucking
  • Mexico
  • United States
Label
North American Free Trade Agreement : coordinated operational plan needed to ensure Mexican trucks' compliance with U.S. standards
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Feb. 25, 2004)
  • "December 2001."
  • Paper version available from: General Accounting Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-02-238."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)54490578
  • (OCoLC)ocm54490578
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GPO Access web site. Address as of 2/25/04: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=gao&docid=f:d02238.pdf; current access available via PURL
Label
North American Free Trade Agreement : coordinated operational plan needed to ensure Mexican trucks' compliance with U.S. standards
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Feb. 25, 2004)
  • "December 2001."
  • Paper version available from: General Accounting Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-02-238."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)54490578
  • (OCoLC)ocm54490578
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GPO Access web site. Address as of 2/25/04: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=gao&docid=f:d02238.pdf; current access available via PURL

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