This paper discusses some options for U.S. motor carriers in Mexico, given the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) environment. The author addresses the following questions. What can the motor carriers do now? What might they do in the future? How likely is it that they will do any of these things in the future? First the author describes access in Mexico, then the Mexican environment. He addresses the question of whether or not Mexico has the capacity to handle U.S. carriers, and covers the essentials of interlining agreements. Other items of discussion include the infrastructure in Mexico, Mexican fuel content and availability, interchangeability of spare parts, existence or lack of safe stopping areas along highways, legal issues and handling of traffic accidents in Mexico, Mexican accommodations, the inspection and documentation process, and the issue of pooling trailers.

  • Availability:
  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented in Forum Session "NAFTA: Continue Interlining or Operate Both Sides of the Border". These proceedings, Volume 8 of the TRF 36th Annual Conference, were funded for publication by the UPS Foundation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Forum

    11250-8 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 8
    Reston, VA  United States  20190
  • Authors:
    • Giermanski, J
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1994


  • English

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00728803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1996 12:00AM