Swift truck from MEXICO to U.S .BUSTED -$8 Million worth of marijuana

Sep 25, 2008 | Posted by: Betsy Ross | Full story: www.landlinemag.com

CHP officers pulled over a 2001 Freightliner that was headed through the Calexico Inspection Facility after entering the U.S. from Mexico The California Highway Patrol reportedly found $8 million worth of marijuana after pulling over a Swift Transportation-owned truck and trailer on Tuesday, March 11, in Calexico, CA.

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Sep 25, 2008
 
I found that interesting.
Found the story here.
http://www.topix.com/forum/business/truck-dri...
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Sep 25, 2008
 
Thanks Betsy. You do know what SWIFT stands for don't you??

Sure Wish I Had Finished Training, I learned that one from my son. They have all kinds of names for the different trucking companies they inspect.

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Sep 30, 2008
 
John In North Carolina wrote:
Thanks Betsy. You do know what SWIFT stands for don't you??
Sure Wish I Had Finished Training, I learned that one from my son. They have all kinds of names for the different trucking companies they inspect.
Your welcome, John. No I did not know that is what it stands for. LOL.. Hey, This article says the truck came from Mexico.. I read where the U.S.A. trucks could not go into Mexico, so that information must be incorrect. Would you please educate me on how this works? It was a SWIFT owned truck..
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Oct 1, 2008
 
This is more reason to pull the plug on Mexican trucks in the US.

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I will find the data again Betsy. If I remember correctly there was over 200 trucking companies from Mexico that signed up yet only about 10 from US companies signed up for the cross border program. I have the data quoted in one of my emails to my Representatives and Senators.

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Oct 1, 2008
 
Here are several links on the program. Congress has tried time and time again to kill this program. But the bitch at DOT, Mary Peters and her sleazy lawyers proceeded with the program arguing language in the law as passed.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp...
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp...
http://www.landlinemag.com/Special_Reports/20...
http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/CA647658...

This article has the number of US & Mexican companies in the program.
http://www.etrucker.com/apps/news/article.asp...
http://fleetowner.com/management/cross_border...

Here is the link to find all the trucking companies from the US & Mexico in the program. If you will note in the first column the DOT number does end in X as I stated before
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/cross-border/cross-b...
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Oct 2, 2008
 
swift is one of the main players who have signed in on the california port plan to haul containers replacing owner drivers. the teamsters union worked with the ports to get swift & knight transportation into the port to get rid of the owner/operators and break up the american truckin association gorup members who were holding out. the union has cut a deal with swift to organize the new drivers under a substandard contract

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Oct 2, 2008
 
Thank you, John! This is from one of the links that you provided.
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Cross-border program extended two years

http://fleetowner.com/management/cross_border...

The cross-border program has been SUPPORTED by a number of agricultural and business organizations, including:

American Trucking Assns

Caterpillar and

the National Association of Manufacturers,

which were among 69 organizations to sign a statement in March that claimed blocking the program would cause Mexico to retaliate against U.S. products entering Mexico
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The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) filed a lawsuit against the program the day after it was implemented, and said after yesterday’s ruling that the program does not comply with U.S. safety and security laws and regulations.
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However, the Department of Safety did say that search warrants were issued for the Department of Safety's part-time drivers' license center, which is located at the Swift facility.
The Department of Safety said it has temporarily suspended issuing commercial drivers' licenses to truck drivers at the Memphis Swift Transportation location until the fbi investigation is complete.
Memphis is the hub for Swift Transportation and is open 24 hours a day. All night travel for Swift truckers across the country is monitored there.
According to the company's web site, Swift also owns a Mexican based carrier called Nuevo Laredo and offers crossing services at all major Mexican border check points.
The company also makes deliveries to every Canadian province.
In addition to the FBI investigation, a number of other agencies are working with the FBI, including immigration and customs.

He is 100% Right.
I know this for fact as that I am the one who
turned in Swift for giving out CDL Class A's to people who were under the influences of Anti-Psychotic Drugs and to other persons who were
not legally able to obtain a CDL in this Country because they were from Countries on our Governments Terrorist Watch List.
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Nov 3, 2008
 
John In North Carolina wrote:
Thanks Betsy. You do know what SWIFT stands for don't you??
Sure Wish I Had Finished Training, I learned that one from my son. They have all kinds of names for the different trucking companies they inspect.
it means south west inc. freight transportation and swift isnt a bad company ive been with 2 1/2 years
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Nov 3, 2008
 
these are mexicans i dont know why we let people from other contries in they need to go back to there places

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im a swift driver wrote:
<quoted text> it means south west inc. freight transportation and swift isnt a bad company ive been with 2 1/2 years
My statement was only a joke. A play on the letters of the company. I in no way am showing any disrespect to SWIFT drivers or any professional driver on the road. I dealt with the professional drivers my entire career in law enforcement. Rest assured 99.80% of the drivers were great drivers and I made several friends with them. In my last job I had certain drivers through the town every day. We constantly chatted to each other on the CB radio. I got many a DUI driver off the road from tips of these drivers. In one case I even had 2 drivers stop to make sure all was OK on a driver I stopped they notified me about. There were 3 folks that come piling out when I made the stop. This was a small town where I was the only one working and the nearest backup was 10 miles away. So I have the utmost respect for the professional truck driver on the roads of this country. The drivers from Mexico are a different story from what I have read.
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Nov 3, 2008
 
well i was just letting u know what swift means those mexico drivers should be allowed across the broder to the us because all the stuff they try to bring with them
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Nov 6, 2008
 
John In North Carolina wrote:
Here are several links on the program. Congress has tried time and time again to kill this program. But the bitch at DOT, Mary Peters and her sleazy lawyers proceeded with the program arguing language in the law as passed.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp...
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp...
http://www.landlinemag.com/Special_Reports/20...
http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/CA647658...
This article has the number of US & Mexican companies in the program.
http://www.etrucker.com/apps/news/article.asp...
http://fleetowner.com/management/cross_border...
Here is the link to find all the trucking companies from the US & Mexico in the program. If you will note in the first column the DOT number does end in X as I stated before
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/cross-border/cross-b...
Mary Peters will be leaving in January with her boss. Obama owes the Chicago Teamsters a favor for their support, and that is the first thing they want done, along with the vast majority of all Americans.
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Nov 6, 2008
 
what i meant to say is we shouldnt allow the mexico trucks across the border because of there trucks dont meet dot starnderds and they try to bring illagels across and drugs. sorry for my mistake of my wording.
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It's just a matter of time when Swift will also be busted for running prostitution out of their trucks.
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It's just a matter of time when Swift will also be busted for running prostitution out of their trucks.

it will also just a matter of time when ur ass is kick
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Jan 29, 2009
 
the drugs were in the trailer loaded by the shipper,am guesing he was just picking up a load.some times u dont even no whats in the trailer.Other then the shipping paper that say what your carrying.

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Mar 17, 2009
 
Thankfully this program has been ended as legislation to remove the funding of the program was included in the last budget package. Even though we did not get E-Verify extended for as long as we wanted, at least this POS program was done away with. However that being said I say due diligence must be taken. Since it is a know fact that "The One" is all for open borders to give the Democrats more voters he must be watched. There is no telling what program "The One", Queen Pelosi, Prince Harry, Dirty Dick Durbin, Big Head Ted Kennedy and all the open border folks will try to sneak in.

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Mar 17, 2009
 
Here's the latest news on Mexico's reaction,
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/03...

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