NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The process of getting goods from Mexico to your doorstep, could soon speed up.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is working with commercial truck drivers, businesses, and stakeholders from Mexico. They want to start a program called International Border Inspection Qualification.
According to ADOT officials the drivers would get a certificate for passing the program and that will help streamline the inspection process.
On Wednesday in Nogales, ADOT inspectors were talking about the program with drivers from Mexico. The plan is for the inspectors to tell the drivers, everything they look for when trucks come to the inspection center, from checking the tires to the brakes.
ADOT is making this presentation to several ports of entry where there are inspection centers.
Ruben Carrillo has been driving truck from Mexico into the U.S. for over 20 years. His company brings produce into Arizona. Carrillo told Tucson News Now the inspections can be long and take some time. He says, this new program will save his company time and money.
ADOT told us in 2015, $30 billion in both imports and exports moved through the state's border ports.
Inspectors with ADOT are also planning a trip to Mexico sometime this year, so they can teach more drivers about the program.
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