Truckers protest program allowing Mexican carriers on U.S. roads
“These trucks already haul product from Tijuana to San Diego. Now they will be able to go beyond San Diego.”
At the Flying J truck stop, a group of long-haul drivers watched television and worried whether an impending trickle of Mexican trucks onto U.S. roads might soon wash away their livelihoods. via El Paso Times
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#1 Nov 8, 2007
STOP THE WET BACKS
Since: Feb 07
#2 Nov 8, 2007
Well, I'm not quite the alamist that some are. It has been said that the Mexican trucks are more regulated than the Canadian trucks. As far as taking jobs from the U S truckers i don't think so. The trucking companies in the U S cannot hire enough people to handle the workload. Just go and watch the main rail lines and see all the piggy backs that in the old days the truckers use to haul. My concern would be the drivers. Where i live so many truckers drive their big rigs like their family car. People over here stay out of their way. In the U S not so much so I can see a big safety problem with the Mexican drivers. Since Bush and the boys seem bent on doing this then I think maybe there should be a trail period that every 6 mos. the truck drivers have to come in and have their driving (in the U S) scrutinized. That way we have more control over them. By the way, almost all the 18 wheeler accidents in El Paso are from U S drivers, not the hundreds of Mexican drivers that cross the border everyday and drive the roadways of El Paso. I just don't think it is going to be as bad as some people say.
#3 Jun 18, 2008
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