Skip to comments.Mexico says trucks to cross US border within weeks
Posted on 10/08/2011 12:29:51 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Oct 6 (Reuters) - Mexican trucks will start crossing the U.S. border again in a couple of weeks, reducing transportation costs between the two neighbors by some 15 percent, Mexico's Economy Minister Bruno Ferrari said.
The resolution of the long-standing cross-border trucking dispute should give an additional boost to Mexican manufacturers, who have been fighting to increase their market share in the United States.
"If you take into consideration that Mexico's manufacturing costs are at least 25 percent lower than in the U.S., this is going to be a very strong competitive advantage," Ferrari told Reuters in an interview late Wednesday.
Mexican manufacturers have been in a fierce battle with Chinese exporters to gain market share in the U.S.
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A huge step up of the illegal alien invasion. They’ll be rolling in now. Just in time for the 2012 elections.
Great. Now all those guns that walked across can get a ride back...with odumbos private (cartel) army.
Well, Obama is not alone:
“That is why it is wrong, and inherently detrimental to our relationship with Mexico for the U.S. Congress to pursue a protectionist policy that forbids Mexican trucks from U.S. roadways.” -Rick Perry
so how many jobs for American truck drivers are lost?
I suppose only 1 in 1000 if even that will have it’s cargo inspected.
The wrecks will be legendary......with no insurance!!!
I have heard that Mexican trucks are not subject to the sort of inspections that American trucks have to have.
When I am in in front of one of these trucks and he’s bearing down on my tail (I live in TX and encounter them on our highways frequently),) I just try to get out of their way, even if it means pulling off of the road at the next exit.
More trucking jobs for Mexicans, fewer trucking jobs for Americans
More crazy antiAmerican shiite from our very own 3rd world president. What a coincidence that he supports this 3rd world invasion of America
I am shocked no one has declared that this is Perry’s fault.
It is amazing that American politicians actively seek to harm American citizens and benefit aliens.
so let me get this right
He takes money off the teamsters but teamsters are for more Mexicans to drive on our roads and then we pay to have more traffic on our roads .
No wonder we are not getting jobs here when they can come over here and do an America truckers job.
That didn’t take long! LoL
Its ok, our federal govt has a program to fix their trucks so they are a little safer. so we are paying to fix the trucks of those taking jobs away from americans
How would you propose we conduct commerce?
Mexicos economy is getting enough of a boost from all their illegals sending Mexico the stolen money they get here.
Before F&F Mexy bribes assured there were plenty of narco load drivers.
But now that our affirmative-action insectoid Prez from hell has gone and machine-gunned 3,000 of them (not 200, the more commonly cited number) I predict the drivers-to-be might well work for nothing.
They might do it out of simple, twisted patriotism, and I would understand the principle at work.
This is all assuming, of course, that Obama’s formal agreement not to interfere with the drug loads of the Sinaloa Cartel in return for intelligence is not what is, err...DRIVING this...
How about some “occupy our borders” boosters standing across roads, bridges and creating “civil unrest” to bring nation wide attention to this continued theft of our country?
Ok, you win. Coming to a highway near you:
A huge step up of the illegal alien invasion
Yep! can see it now 53 foot trailers jam packed with Illegals coming for the American Dream, and voting rights.Rats must be getting chills down their legs.
When they start driving drunk and killing more people that way than they already do, only then will the islamic communist puppet’s government THINK that it might have made a slight mistake. And do nothing or make the American victims pay for the mex’s trucks or drunk driving fines.
Mexican trucks have been coming across the border for longer than you have been alive.
All this bill does is change Tariff structures and insure inspections.
The resolution of the long-standing cross-border trucking dispute should give an additional boost to Mexican manufacturers, who have been fighting to increase their market share in the United States.Thanks moonshinner_09.
What? There are already Mexican trucks on our roads?
From the article:
“The first trucks to cross the border will come from companies that have already applied to participate in an inspection and monitoring program signed by U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon in July.
Other companies willing to join the program have to go through a certification process that lasts about 18 months, the minister said.”
I am shocked no one has declared that this is Perrys fault.
Because those who were afraid of Perry and secretly preferred a Romney or continued Obama presidency have been effective in making Perry irrelevant.
Hysteria on FR has reached epic levels.
Well—they sure look like Mexican trucks—Mexican plates, etc. If someone has earlier required that they had to be inspected before crossing the border, I missed hearing that.
Surely our pointy booted governor wasn’t responsible for that, was he?
I was kind of being tongue in cheek.
Yes, they are Mexican trucks.
They have been conducting commerce with us using trucks for as long as there have been trucks.
I don’t know what the inspection process is, but I am certain there is one.
Just wait until the Gunrunner crap starts happening in Tulsa or Knoxville.
I was beginning to wonder about you—but then I looked up your profile and see that you are an “immigrant” to TX—LOL! (I’m 5th generation Texan)
About 30 years ago what looked like a Mex truck but TX license plate, almost ran me off I-10 in Houston. I got the lic# and reported the truck...and the lic# plate was registered to a VW. True story.
When I was visiting El Paso, the most ridiculous drivers were the few I saw with Mexican plates. They would literally do somewhere around 90mph get on your ass and whip around you.
The rest of them with Texas plates didn’t like you to pass them. I have NO IDEA what that’s about down there.
Right on the money. No matter the issue, it will cause immediate explosion of O NOES !
Obama can create jobs for Mexicans but is clueless how to put Americans to work.
He and they know exactly what their doing.
I am trying to find info on the rules.
I think prior to this agreement Mexican trucks could only go so far into border states.
Now, with this new bill Obama passed they will have unfettered access to all of Americas roadways.(something not mentioned in the article)
That will indeed hurt American truckers and changes my statement that this only changed tariffs and requires inspections.
Lots of our automobile replacement parts and many farm tractor original parts come from Mexico. And nope, our governor had nothing to do with that, trade with Mexico ,and their trucks coming here has been going on since before Rick was born.
Mexican Trucks had always been allowed in within a 25 mi radius of the border.
I thought it was 100 mi.
At any rate, this really does change the impact of the matter.
If Mexican trucks become long haul truckers with access to the entire US roadways, Our Trucking industry will be hurt.
The upside of this is that Obama just stabbed Jimmy Hoffa Jr in the back.
Having owned a trucking company I can tell you that this is not a good thing for American trucking or America in general.
Well, I’ve been arguing that we should send tanks across the border.
This is a bad law.
It appears that this was all a part of NAFTA
Introduced by George H.W. Bush and signed into law by Bill Clinton.
It will hurt our long haul truckers.
I was hasty in my early comments on this article, since it left out lots of FACTS.
Well that’s just great. Now the Home depot parking lots are going to be full of Mexican trucks again. SHEESH. ( that’s where the troopers take them when they run inspections on them.
Wonder how many fams will be squashed this time by Mexican trucks improperly loaded and not fit to be on the road.
He and they know exactly what their doing.
Americans do not need to work with all the free services available, bringing in a comfortable $37k @ year on average.
Mexicans, on the other hand, are poor, downtrodden, and desperately in need of employment. Truck driving is easy - just point it in the right direction, depress the accelerator, and apply the brakes when at your destination.
Obizmo, Soros, and Lewis know exactly what they are doing, so sit back, drink your beer, eat large snacks, watch the 52” plasma, collect your bennes, and shut up.
And part of the reasoning Perry had for pushing the TTC. All part of his open borders policy.
It is amazing that the Rooters article completely avoided mentioning the key issue of this legislation.
The fact that this bill will allow Mexican truckers to compete with US long haul truckers.
This legislation will hurt millions of American truckers and Trucking companies.
I was under the impression that Mexican trucks were restricted to a certain radius within the USA.