Skip to comments.Court: Mexican trucks program to proceed (9th Circus says 'Let 'em roll!')
Posted on 08/31/2007 6:32:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
SAN FRANCISCO - The Bush administration can go ahead with a pilot program to allow as many as 100 Mexican trucking companies to freely haul their cargo anywhere within the U.S. for the next year, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request made by the Teamsters union, the Sierra Club and the nonprofit Public Citizen to halt the program.
The appeals court ruled the groups have not satisfied the legal requirements to immediately stop what the government is calling a "demonstration project," but can continue to argue their case.
The trucking program is scheduled to begin Thursday.
In court papers filed earlier this week, the Teamsters and Sierra Club argued there won't be enough oversight of the drivers coming into the U.S. from Mexico.
They also argued that public safety would be endangered in a hasty attempt by the government to comply with parts of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The trade agreement requires that all roads in the United States, Mexico and Canada to be opened to carriers from all three countries.
Canadian trucking companies have full access to U.S. roads, but Mexican trucks can only travel about 20 miles inside the country at certain border crossings such as ones in San Diego and El Paso, Texas.
As if my morning commute wasn’t already dangerous enough.
“a pilot program to allow as many as 100 Mexican trucking companies to freely haul their cargo anywhere within the U.S. for the next year”
What might that cargo consist of ???
The famously liberal 9th Circuit thumbs its nose at the Sierra Club and the Teamsters Union and sides with business? Me thinks Sierra and the Union didn't ante up enough bribe money.
Can they read the traffic signs?
Time to lock & load. AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!!
bump for the history books...
Many of these Mexican trucks are the cast-offs of American companies; trucks whose economy of upkeep has exceeded their worth. In Laredo one day on a delivery to our terminal there,I noted ten year old cab-overs with Mexican registry with parts of the body hanging-off and dragging and on the ground. Were I to pull into a weight scale in such condition I’d be shut down, fined, log book sodomized, and defamed by every other trucker in line to be scaled.
Lord help those who are driving alongside these trucks.
Precedant setting...this stage of history is done.
On September 11, 2001 our president could have closed down our borders.
He did not.
So, so far today I have read the courst say -
Students suing because of in-state tuition for illegal aliens have no standing
Mexican trucks can roll anywhere they want in the U.S.
The government cannot enforce our immigration laws by having employers check Social Security numbers
We are losing the battle people!
I’ve long lost the desire to even put the sarcasm tag at the end.
Can American truckers go south?
Mexican trucks already travel up to 100 miles inside the US wherever they want anywhere along the border. Now the rest of the country gets to share the joys of being a Border community.
Great! How many more illegals can we fit in?
“Mexican trucks already travel up to 100 miles inside the US”
AP is saying 20 miles?
‘Canadian trucking companies have full access to U.S. roads, but Mexican trucks can only travel about 20 miles inside the country at certain border crossings such as ones in San Diego and El Paso, Texas.’
When I lived in TX 6 years ago it was 100 miles. I think it still is. Wouldn’t be the first time Ap got it wrong.
....if you think the accidents we see NOW with illegals speeding and killing citizens......wait till they start using OVERLOADED,UNSAFE,SPEEDING,60 TON MASSIVE HUNKS OF STEEL AND IRON, driven by, UNEDUCATED,ILLITERITE,PESO PINCHING,DOLLAR GRABBING,BLAIRRY EYED,PILL POPPING,CERVENZA GUZZELING,SHOUDER SHRUGGING, me no speak angleesh doing the jobs Americans used to do types
1. Other Mexicans.
3. Bombs belonging to the terrorists.
I sincerely want to apologize. It occured to me afterword that I know better than to trust the AP’s numbers. Just wanted to clarify, but then again, what’s 80 miles in the history books anyway :(
The ninth circuit is a collection of the most extreme liberals. The wikipedia entry on them elaborates ...
“According to the most current count, the Ninth Circuit has the highest percentage of active judges appointed by Democratic presidents, with 59%. Until 2003, this percentage was much higher; a political stalemate over judicial nominations subsequently kept several vacancies on the court for several years.
Critics point to this preponderance of appointees of Democratic presidents as evidence that the court has a liberal bias. “
If one wants to see what our country would look like with all three branches run by the RATS. They need not look further.
They’ll be bringing in chupacabras!
50 million more illegals and 200 million more anchor babies. If you don't like that idea, you are a racist, bigoted, homophobic, know-nothing, unappeasable, mouth-breathing, anti-American, 2 percenter fringe conservative with neo-nazi leanings (and your mother wears army boots). The Department of Homeland "security" will shortly send out a certificate.
This makes me so sad and so angry.
To those who make decisions, it’s ideology. The rest of us must live with the consequences of those decisions.
Find a safe place and shoot out their tires.
First of all, there is a 40 ton Gross Vehicle Weight without permits. If ANY combination vehicle of 26K exceeds this without permits, there are stiff penalties. Also, there are specific limits of axle weights designated and controlled by each state DOT.
As an OTR trucker, I assure you, that any Mexican truck that pulls into a scale in any state that does not conform to that state’s DOT regulations, he/she will be paying some hefty penalties and may be shut down or impounded. States throughout the US will be performing heavy monitoring of Mexican trucks.
Regulating of the trucking industry provides high revenue for the states due to fines.
From the American truckers out there, it will be open season on the Mexican truckers. They are not wanted nor welcomed. I pity the Mexican truckers starting in this program. I predict lots of accidents where Mexicans are run off of the road.
Precedant setting...this stage of history is done.
I would say so too,,,this is gunna go over like a “turd in a punch-bowl” with the American Truckers and some local LEO’s in these small towns in the South,,,
Their Gunna Get Reeeel Tired Of Breakin’ Up Fights At The Local Truck-Stops,,,”You SUMBITCH You Cost Bubba His Truck!”
TRUCK STOPS :
If it was me I would NOT SELL FUEL to them,,,
Or Fix Their Trucks,,,
Or Haul Their Trucks When They Break-Down,,,
I Ain’t Gunna Touch It,,,After All,,,
I’ll get SOOOOOOED If I Help Put That Truck/junk Back On The Road And It Kills Somebody !!!
Just Like In A Bar,,,Can’t Sell Drinks To Drunk Folks !!
I generally here and feel what you’re saying. I wanted to grab that quote that just happened to be from you, and ask the rethorical question of...
What stiff penalties did the 9/11 hijackers receive?
I’ll get right on it commandante
Thanks you George our first Mexican President.
With President Bush at the helm, they do not need all three branches of government. Unless I am missing something, I am finished with Bush. If you are a true patriot, can it be any other way?
You’re right. And I’d be willing to bet (though of course you know I’m not betting man) that the trucks will be decaled by door, and people will know which haulers are which.
Dang bell, ringing again.
Damn, guess I’m nothing but a racist, bigoted, homophobic, know-nothing, unappeasable, mouth-breathing, anti-American, 2 percenter fringe conservative with neo-nazi leanings (and your mother wears army boots). lmao!!!
I hope no-one ends up posting which colors goes for which airline (service/supply). One’s blue and the other is red, but I don’t quite remember which is which. They run along the bottom rail. (snort)