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Mike Burkhart — Director of Mexico

Mike Burkhart has been the Director of Mexico for C.H. Robinson since 2012 and has served in increasingly responsible roles over his 17-year tenure, beginning with sales in San Diego. As produce manager of the perishable operation in Mexico City, he imported U.S. and South American produce for Mexican retail distribution, and developed key Mexican grower relationships for northbound produce distribution in the U.S. and Canada. He also opened the company’s office in Queretaro, Mexico; helped develop C.H. Robinson’s infrastructure in Laredo, TX; and acted as general manager in Plano, TX, before assuming his current role.

Mexico’s Energy Reform: How to Keep the Supply Chain Moving Amid Protests

Mexico’s Energy Reform: How to Keep the Supply Chain Moving Amid Protests | Transportfolio

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Due to the Mexico government’s recent deregulation and energy reforms that kicked off 2017, the country is currently experiencing intense protests and disruptions along many major federal highways throughout Mexico. The energy reforms remove government subsidies from the oil and gas industry producing prices based on the free market. Eventually prices will likely stabilize but not until after a period of volatility due to the new changes.
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25 Years in Mexico: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

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It’s C.H. Robinson’s Silver Jubilee in Mexico: 25 years of working successfully with customers and carriers on cross-border and intra-Mexico transportation. To celebrate, we’ve gathered a few fun facts about what’s happened since the beginning, and what we’re planning to focus on next. » Read More

FMCSA Expands Program: Mexico Trucks in the United States

Mexico USA little more than three years ago, FMCSA created a pilot program with 13 Mexico trucking companies. The pilot evaluated the safety and feasibility of allowing Mexico trucks to operate within the United States. On January 9, 2015, FMCSA announced the end of the pilot and the beginning of a permanent program. The announcement leaves many shippers asking themselves, “What does this change mean for me?” Here’s what you should know. » Read More