IRU's first virtual dialogue for the Americas brought together North American industry leaders to discuss the recently implemented US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement and its potential impact on cross-border freight transportation services.
Webinar participants benefitted from insider perspectives on what USMCA means for the road transport industry from Derek Leathers, Vice Chairman, President and CEO of Werner Enterprises (USA), Jorge Casares López, General Director of Alianza Trayecto (Mexico) and Dan Einwechter, Founder and CEO of Challenger Motor Freight (Canada).
USMCA entered into force on 1 July 2020, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The agreement is central to North American trade and it is therefore important that transport operators understand how it could alter their business environment. According to Derek Leathers, “the introduction of USCMA will allow operators to focus on efficiencies to be improved and environmental impacts to be lessened.”