Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011 at Bill Hay International

Our company founder Bill Hay used to tell us "You don't have to be crazy to work here, but it helps!"  Halloween is a great excuse for us to live up to those words.

Eric "Captain Hook" clowning around with Virginia Aparicio

Tom VanMouwerik as an Angry Bird.  Since no one around here wastes their time playing Angry Birds except the guy sporting the Angry Bird cap, everyone thought he was Big Bird carrying an iPad

This year's Halloween costume winner was:

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wind Tower Project from Ciudad Camargo and Monclova, Coahuila

Below are some pictures of a recent project to move wind towers from the State of Coahuila (Ciudad Camargo and Monclova).

Over dimensional and heavy loads are a speciality of Bill Hay International (BHI). For this project, along with many others, we had BHI staff present during the start up phase.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Take Me Out To The Ball Game.....

The crew from Bill Hay International took some R and R time at the yearly trip to the San Diego Padres Game on September 27.  Everyone had a great time rooting for the home team, but unfortunately the Chicago Cubs got the best of our beloved Padres 6 - 2 in the penultimate game of the season.  We'll get them next year!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

US, Mexico Sign Cross-Border Trucking Pact


DOT 79-11
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
U.S. DOT Public Affairs
Tel.: (202) 366-4570

United States and Mexico Announce Safe, Secure Cross-Border Trucking Program

U.S. - Mexico Agreements Will Lift Tariffs and Put Safety First

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes Dionisio Arturo Pèrez-Jàcome Friscione joined today in Mexico City to sign agreements resolving the dispute over long-haul, cross-border trucking services between the United States and Mexico.
The new program puts safety first and paves the way for Mexico to lift tariffs it imposed more than two years ago. Pursuant to an agreement signed by the United States Trade Representative and the Secretaría de Economía of the United Mexican States, Mexico will soon lift retaliatory tariffs on more than $2 billion in U.S. manufactured goods and agricultural products, providing opportunities to increase U.S. exports to Mexico and expanding job creation in the U.S. The agreement also provides that Mexico will suspend 50 percent of the retaliatory tariffs within ten days. Mexico will suspend the remainder of the tariffs within five days of the first Mexican trucking company receiving its U.S. operating authority. As a result, Mexican tariffs that now range from five to 25 percent on an array of U.S. agricultural and industrial products such as apples, certain pork products, and personal care products would be immediately cut in half and will disappear entirely within a few months.
Secretary LaHood said: “The agreements signed today are a win for roadway safety and they are a win for trade. By opening the door to long-haul trucking between the United States and Mexico, America’s third largest trading partner, we will create jobs and opportunity for our people and support economic development in both nations. I thank President Calderon and Secretary Perez-Jacome for their leadership and for their partnership as we build a safer, more prosperous future for North America and the world.”
After the previous cross-border trucking program was terminated in March 2009, Secretary LaHood and other Obama Administration officials met with lawmakers, safety advocates, industry representatives and others to address a broad range of concerns, which the Department took into account as it worked with Mexico to develop a new program. The final program published today addresses the recommendations of over 2,000 commenters to the proposal issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in April.
As a result of these meetings, and in consultation with Mexico, trucks will be required to comply with all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and must have electronic monitoring systems to track hours-of-service compliance. In addition, the U.S. Department of Transportation will review the complete driving record of each driver and require all drug testing samples to be analyzed in Department of Health and Human Services-certified laboratories located in the U.S. The Department will also require drivers to undergo an assessment of their ability to understand the English language and U.S. traffic signs. The new agreement also ensures that Mexico will provide reciprocal authority for U.S. carriers to engage in cross-border long-haul operations into that country.
The two agreements implementing the new cross-border trucking program and the lifting of the tariffs are the Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes of the United Mexican States on Cross-Border Motor Trucking (MOU) and the Agreement on Lifting of Retaliatory Measures between the Office of the United States Trade Representative of the United States of America and the Secretaría de Economía of the United Mexican States. These agreements build upon the progress announced by Presidents Obama and Calderon in early March.
Click here to view the Federal Register noticeMOU, and USTR agreement.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Mining Project Santa Rosalia, BCS

Bill Hay International is currently participating in the logistics to and from a mine operation in Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur.

Below are some pictures taken of a Manitowoc crane on June 9. 2011 south of Ensenada, BC.  Moving over dimensional pieces like cranes is no easy task; moving them properly and safely down the narrow two lane Highway 1 on the Baja peninsula requires the teamwork, planning, and professionalism that Bill Hay International is known for.

Since the 1980s, Bill Hay International has been helping shippers and carriers with their loads to and from Mexico.  We have the reputation backed up by years of experience to handle specialized and over dimensional shipments.  We can handle mining, power plants, major manufacturing plant moves, and construction projects requiring different types of equipment (vans, flat beds, step decks, double drops and specialized trailers) through all major gateways.  Count on us to be "Your Mexican Connection".

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Birthday Double Header

Happy Birthday to BHI's Norma Seville and Tom VanMouwerik.

Norma's big day was on May 31st and Tom's was on June 3.  Here are some pictures of the birthday office bash and the Amaretto Bombe from the local "Dutch Bakery" Hans and Harrys .