U.S.-Mexico program increase truck shipments

The partnership between the United States and Mexico through a trucking agreement established several years ago continues to grow as the commercial trucking industry continues to see growth in both its domestic and international routes. Trucking shipments between the United States and Mexico are growing every year and this creates a higher demand for professionally trained truck drivers for both long- and short-haul routes in every part of the country.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a notice last month announcing it was seeking public comments on allowing Sergio Tristan Maldonado, doing business as Tristan Transfer, to participate in the U.S.-Mexico trucking program after having cleared its Pre-Authorization Safety Audit by federal officials, according to an article published by TruckingInfo.com. “The operation is one of two from south of the border that has passed their PASA and are waiting to get operating authority,” TruckingInfo.com reported. “One other that is also waiting has its PASA results listed as pending.”

The U.S. and Mexico trucking program began in 2011 and as many as 12 Mexico-based carriers have been given operating authority to travel into the United States through a special customs agreement. That is sending more cargo into the United States, which is also sending more business to the trucking industry in America.

As routes of all kinds continue to grow, the demand for more commercial truck drivers will continue to get bigger and students completing the CDL driver training program at Hamrick School will be in prime position to start a long-term career as a commercial truck driver.