Lease and Interchange of Vehicles: Mexico-Domiciled Motor Carriers
Notice and request for comments: Lease and Interchange of Vehicles: Mexico-Domiciled Motor Carriers
Publication date: November 22, 2016
Effective date: November 22, 2016
Section 219(d) of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (MCSIA) restricted Mexico-domiciled motor carriers from leasing commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to U.S. carriers to transport property into the United States until the international obligations under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) chapter on cross-border trade in services were met. Given FMCSA's acceptance of applications for long-haul operating authority from Mexico-domiciled motor carriers following the conclusion of the U.S.-Mexico Cross Border Long-Haul Trucking Pilot Program, the obligations are fulfilled and the restriction is no longer applicable.
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