FPAA Signs onto Letter Urging Congress To Take a Targeted Approach to Rail Safety Legislation

2023-05-11T19:47:55+00:00May 11th, 2023|Categories: Blog, News|

The Rail Safety Act of 2023 has raised concerns over its potential to increase costs for shippers without addressing safety. The proposed federal train crew size mandate could hinder innovation and competition, especially for short lines. The Senate's broad labeling of any train carrying a single hazmat car as a hazmat train would also increase [...]

FPAA, BTA Send Letter to Texas Governor on Texas DPS Inspections

2023-05-04T17:24:34+00:00May 4th, 2023|Categories: Blog, News|

Lance Jungmeyer, FPAA president and current chairman of the Border Trade Alliance (BTA), and Britton Mullen, president of the BTA, sent a joint letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott raising concerns about the enhanced inspections being conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) currently happening at the Brownsville, TX Veterans Bridge (Los Tomates) and [...]

FPAA, Port Authority, ADOT and Other Stakeholders Meet on Truck Electrification Project

2023-02-23T17:49:47+00:00February 23rd, 2023|Categories: Blog, News|

Matt Mandel, the FPAA representative on the Greater Nogales and Santa Cruz County Port Authority, and Allison Moore attended a meeting of stakeholders working on a project to study electric truck feasibility and the needed area infrastructure to support electric trucks operating in the Sonora-Arizona corridor. The Nogales Port Authority is the principal program sponsor, the [...]

FPAA Cosigns Letter to the President on Federal Policy Reforms

2023-01-19T19:21:00+00:00January 19th, 2023|Categories: Blog, News|

President of FPAA, Lance Jungmeyer, cosigned a letter from the Border Trade Alliance to President Joseph R. Biden. The letter expresses concern about the increasing volume of asylum seekers at the United States -Mexico border and how the situation was becoming more untenable by the day, placing tremendous pressure on the very limited resources of [...]

HTS Code Updates on Cucumbers, Chili Peppers, Squash, Grapes and more

2023-01-06T00:28:25+00:00December 7th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

The USDA regularly updates an excel spreadsheet with new HTS codes for agriculture commodities.  Linked below the is latest list that is effective as of January 1, 2023.  Previous additions to the list included additional HTS codes for tomatoes, bell peppers, and other items.  Now there are new codes listed for various types of cucumbers, [...]