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Lawmakers Try Again To Block Mexican Truck Program

(July 10, 2008)–The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to block a pilot program that gives Mexican trucks greater access to U.S. Highways, but which opponents say erodes highway safety and threatens American jobs.

The language was attached to a transportation-spending bill that’s unlikely to be enacted before President Bush leaves office in January.

Last December, Congress cut off funding to implement the program, which permits up to 500 trucks from 100 Mexican motor carriers full access to U.S. roads, but a Department of Transportation lawyer found a loophole that has allowed the program, which was established last September, to go ahead.

Thursday’s provision makes doubly clear the intent of lawmakers to block the program.

Supporters say allowing more Mexican trucks on U.S. highways will ultimately save American consumers hundreds of millions of dollars.  From

We do not need Mexican trucks. Call your Senators and congressmen and the White House to let them know we do NOT want this “program”.


July 10, 2008 - Posted by | Border Security, trucking | , ,

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