Although only 64 Mexican carriers had the authority to offer this service in 2019, today there are more than 3,000 Mexican trucks operating in North America. Compared to three years ago, this represents a triple increase.
Long-distance Mexican carriers are based in Mexico and are permitted to conduct long-distance voyages across the United States and Canada as carriers of goods, outside the border trade zones, but cannot provide point- to-point services within those two foreign markets.
Several years ago, the numbers were much smaller. In 2016, the Department of Transportation only authorized the operation of 23 Mexican carriers with 116 trucks, which was quite a small number.
According to the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT), 192 companies had authorizations in June 2022 to provide international cargo transportation services in Mexico, the United States, and Canada, with 3,063 trucks that are no longer limited. to circulate exclusively in border areas and that favor door-to-door services and logistics integration.