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More Mexicans driving without insurance YIKES

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safe and insured

Algonquin, IL

#1 Sep 30, 2011
Under an agreement quietly signed in Mexico City today, Mexican trucks will be able to transport goods on U.S. highways in return for Mexico's decision to lift tariffs on U.S. goods. Business groups were elated, anticipating a boost in trade and a lift to the economy.

Amid concerns expressed by the Teamsters union and American truck drivers that unsafe Mexican trucks will present a danger on U.S. highways, Department of Transportation officials outlined strict new rules to ensure that Mexican truckers live up to U.S. safety and emissions standards: Their trucks will be electronically monitored and drivers will be drug-tested and will have to show they speak English.

But recent government studies raise some doubts about the effectiveness of those measures. The cost of ensuring Mexican truck safety outweighs the amount saved by U.S. importers or exporters, according to a February 2010 Congressional Research Service report.

Though the DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released a study finding a 90 percent compliance rate by Mexican motor carriers with U.S. safety regulations, those results were disputed by the DOT's inspector general in 2008. The IG criticized the scope and methodology of the study, saying that the border crossings chosen for inspectors were not random; the DOT used the wrong formula in its final stats; and the study relied on an assumption that trucks built in Mexico since 1996 were automatically complaint with safety rules.

Opponents of the deal occasionally engage in hyperbole about Mexico's drug problems impacting the program, but the statistics relating to truck-related crime in Mexico are startling. Criminals hijacked over 10,000 commercial motor vehicles in Mexico in 2010, according to a highway cargo trade group estimate cited by the Transportation Security Administration in an October 2010 newsletter. According to the TSA, drug traffickers also have been known to hijack and mimic legitimate commercial trucks to transport illicit cargo across the border.

And cargo theft rose 50 percent between 2009 and 2010, Mexico's National Cargo Shipping Chamber told the Christian Science Monitor.

All the hand-wringing may be for naught since the new security requirements make U.S. transport prohibitive for only a small share of 400,000 Mexican trucks, claims Refugio Munoz Lopez, director general of Mexico's shipping chamber.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers have expressed their concern about the issue, with Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) writing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood last week to challenge the cross-border trucking program and introducing legislation to limit DOT's authority to implement the program.

DeFazio is upset that Highway Trust Fund money, which is used to maintain the interstate highway system, will be used to pay to install onboard recorders on Mexican trucks, calling it "outrageous that taxpayers are being told to foot the bill for the Mexican trucking industry to comply with American safety standards."

A group of 34 lawmakers, including Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Rep. Daniel Lipkinski (D-Ill.) sent a letter to LaHood last month, calling on him to terminate the program, citing the shortcoming of the previous cross-border program, which "failed to assure that every Mexican truck was properly inspected at the border."
F_UCK ALL MEXICANS

Winter Haven, FL

#2 Nov 19, 2012
Every piece of Mexican S H I T needs to be shot in the face with a 12 gauge shotgun. Human garbage like Mexican babies should have their heads stomped in the streets. Their women are all whores. The men are all child molestors. Kill every Mexican with a 12 gauge shotgun blast to the face.
Neighbor

Northbrook, IL

#3 Nov 19, 2012
You're not sick at all are you?
thinking

Glenview, IL

#4 Nov 19, 2012
Maybe someones wife left him for one of the busboys? And hes mad now because the busboy took his job and such?
sicko

New Lenox, IL

#5 Nov 19, 2012
F_UCK ALL MEXICANS wrote:
Every piece of Mexican S H I T needs to be shot in the face with a 12 gauge shotgun. Human garbage like Mexican babies should have their heads stomped in the streets. Their women are all whores. The men are all child molestors. Kill every Mexican with a 12 gauge shotgun blast to the face.
OMG! You are a horrible human being!!!!
Professor

Mokena, IL

#6 Nov 19, 2012
Im a teamster truck driver. The union gives millions of dollars to the democratic party to support our cause. Bill Clinton (Democrat)signed NAFTA into law allowing Mexican Trucks to cross the border and engage in intrastate commerce with the United States. Maybe the teamsters union should take a good hard look at who they support? There are consequences to elections.
Plays by the rules

Chicago, IL

#7 Nov 19, 2012
F_UCK ALL MEXICANS wrote:
Every piece of Mexican S H I T needs to be shot in the face with a 12 gauge shotgun. Human garbage like Mexican babies should have their heads stomped in the streets. Their women are all whores. The men are all child molestors. Kill every Mexican with a 12 gauge shotgun blast to the face.
What the hell's wrong with you?
LOL

United States

#8 Nov 19, 2012
If thats true professor. im laughing my ass off at the union.
Professor

United States

#9 Nov 19, 2012
LOL wrote:
If thats true professor. im laughing my ass off at the union.
Its true. The union don't like talking about it. Talk about cutting your own throat.
Sad

Chicago, IL

#10 Nov 20, 2012
F_UCK ALL MEXICANS wrote:
Every piece of Mexican S H I T needs to be shot in the face with a 12 gauge shotgun. Human garbage like Mexican babies should have their heads stomped in the streets. Their women are all whores. The men are all child molestors. Kill every Mexican with a 12 gauge shotgun blast to the face.
This IP address will be forwarded to my FBI friend. Stay tuned.
Marko

Mokena, IL

#11 Nov 20, 2012
Professor wrote:
Im a teamster truck driver. The union gives millions of dollars to the democratic party to support our cause. Bill Clinton (Democrat)signed NAFTA into law allowing Mexican Trucks to cross the border and engage in intrastate commerce with the United States. Maybe the teamsters union should take a good hard look at who they support? There are consequences to elections.
This is the first intelligent post you've wrote! Congratulations!
Unincorporated

Frankfort, IL

#12 Nov 20, 2012
Who would have thunk that votes have consequences? You idiot robot teamsters voting for the Dark Lord. Now look what you have. I laugh in your face.
Professor

United States

#13 Nov 20, 2012
Marko wrote:
<quoted text>
This is the first intelligent post you've wrote! Congratulations!
Most are intelligent. It just depends on your opinion. LOL:)
Appalled

Joliet, IL

#14 Nov 20, 2012
Is there anything else we can do to make their stay in Illinois more comfortable?

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story...
Unincorporated

Frankfort, IL

#15 Nov 20, 2012
Welome to the new America. Everything that was bad is now ok. We get what we deserve by voting these people into office. Whites need not apply, unless it's to pay for everything. That is all we are wanted for now. So shut up and take the pain! You wanted it, now you have it.
Neighbor

Streator, IL

#16 Nov 21, 2012
UNI... My frstration side agrees, let these mucks live with the results they voted for.
The Obama reign has split the country appart, feeds the masses with freebies paid for by the very people he wants to take more tax from, inject controls over the masses (health care, energy, food stamps, abandons Americans calling for help - NJ & Benghazzi) and they don't see it or they do and don't care. The stars have lined up to bring the great America crashing down. Perhaps this is exactly what we need I say. Back to soup lines (food stamp culture), no energy, no jobs, no businesses, back to self reliance to survive.
Unincorporated

Frankfort, IL

#17 Nov 21, 2012
It is the new america. One with a small a at the beginning. Entitlement? Entitled to what? What someone else worked for? The government doesn't create, it redistributes. Here's how Zero's supporters kick you in the nuts again. Get ready for A LOT more of this type of thing.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/...
Rubio 2016

Schererville, IN

#18 Nov 21, 2012
Sad wrote:
<quoted text>This IP address will be forwarded to my FBI friend. Stay tuned.
This fool is a nut job and all but i truly hope this is not what our fbi agents spend their time doing. Didnt it take them like a month to get ti benghazi but you want them to investigate a stupid comment on a topix forum?

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