Agency denies two Mexican carriers entry into cross-border program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week via the Federal Register that two carriers who applied to participate in its cross-border pilot program were denied eligibility, based on their unsuccessful completion of the Pre-Authorization Safety Audit.

Transportes Mor SA de CV and Adriana De Leon Amaro both failed a section of the audit that requires carriers entering the program to “verify a controlled substances and alcohol testing program consistent with” federal regulations.

They are also the first two carriers to not successfully complete the PASA since the program’s inception in 2011. Ten Mexican carriers have successfully completed the PASA and have been granted U.S. operating authority by FMCSA.

Transportes Mor SA de CV began its audit in May of 2012 and completed it in September 2012.

Adriana De Leon Amara started and ended the PASA on Nov. 27, 2012.