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Mexican Trucking Industry Changing, Fleet Owner Says

(James Menzies – Truck News)

Noe Montes, owner of Mexican trucking company Transmontes and a U.S.-based carrier called TM Transportation Services, wants the North American trucking industry to know that Mexican carriers are safety-conscious and progressive.

In an interview with trucking press from the U.S. and Canada at the Expotransporte trade show here last week, Montes said Mexican fleets – particularly those operating into the U.S. and Canada – take DoT regulations seriously and operate new equipment with advanced safety technologies. Monte runs Transmontes in Mexico and TM Transportation Services in Laredo, Texas, hauling auto parts and tires between Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. The companies combined operate about 158 trucks with an average age of just four years.

“Right now, you can find Mexican trucking companies investing a lot of money into buying new trucks,” Montes said during an interview arranged by Volvo Trucks. “In my case, all my units are new – no more than four years old. All my trailers are new. I don’t buy any used trucks or trailers, because we understand that as a Mexican company, we need to be more competitive beside U.S.A. trucking companies.” Click here to read more.

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