Skip to comments.Mexican Trucks Are On Our Roads (Taxpayers Pay to Help Them Run)
Posted on 11/11/2011 8:31:03 PM PST by This Just In
Mexican Trucks Are On Our Roads
by Phyllis Schlafly November 9, 2011 Phyllis Schlafly
After years of negative votes in Congress and the opposition of the American people, on October 21 Barack Obama allowed the first Mexican truck to cross the border at Laredo, Texas and head north to deliver door-to-door service of its load of industrial equipment. This implemented an agreement quietly signed by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in Mexico City on July 6 with Mexico's secretary of Communications and Transportation.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) calls this deal a major anti-jobs program, saying: "We're literally taking good jobs here in America and passing them over the line to Mexico." Todd Spencer, executive vice president of the Independent Drivers Association, a non-union trade association, said 100,000 trucking jobs will be lost.
The Mexican company that won the distinction of being first in line to cross the border was Transportes Olympic. FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) immediately granted it "Permanent Operating Authority," instead of making the company abide by the specified 18-month waiting period, which means Transportes' trucks will not have to be inspected at the border every time they cross.
FMCSA has announced that all Mexican trucks participating in this project will be given Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBR) equipped with global positioning capabilities and paid for by the U.S. taxpayers. FMCSA also announced that U.S. trucks must install similar equipment at their own expense.
U.S. taxpayers are also being required to pick up the cost of replacing old mufflers on dozens of Mexican trucks at a cost of $1,600 each, while U.S. truckers must buy their own mufflers. The excuse is that this will improve air quality on our highways.
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Idiocy. Why do taxpayers have to buy them new mufflers? That makes no sense whatsoever.
If you haven’t, read the rest of the article. Unlike our truckers, Mexican drivers don’t have to stop at the border and have the trucks inspected.
“Transportes’ trucks will not have to be inspected at the border every time they cross.”
Methinks the cartels will visit these guys with an offer they can’t refuse.
Yes, and they’ll be armed with our guns.
Affirmative action president ... nuff said.
wow. They are likely carrying thousands of illegals, drugs and guns into the country.
Of course they don’t have to stop, the purpose is to deliver drugs for the American drug cartel.
EPA tyranny for American truckers while Mexican trucks don’t have to comply with those standards rammed down the throats of American truckers. Where is that loudmouth J Hoffa and his Teamsters?
And/or terrorists and bombs.
We all know that the labor unions are nothing more than just another political entity of the Left. No public outcry by the teamsters are of no surprise to me.
The Teamsters were very public with their complaints when this very same crap was pushed during the George Bush Administration. GW backed off. The Kenyan Muslim plunged forward
If the drug cartels ever had trouble bringing in drugs. Now they don’t. America is degenerating right in front of my eyes
I bet a mexican driver’s logbook (if they bother) would be comical at best and a total lie normally.
Wrong, Dennis. Those Mexican trucks were plying our interior roads for two years. None of the Teamster-predicted carnage ensued, either.
As an aside, I wish Schlafly would back up at least some of her claims. I was looking over the regs on the FMCSA website, and some of the crap in this press release (it's not an "article") is simply false.
I'd like to see a conservative elaborate on that argument, instead of the knee-jerk reactions I'm seeing here.
Once again Bozo proves that he thinks(legal or illegal) aliens have more rights than American citizens.
The trucks rolling in from Mexico would never pass a DOT inspection. Some of the drivers are teenagers.
“I was looking over the regs on the FMCSA website, and some of the crap in this press release (it’s not an “article”) is simply false.”
How do you know these were false?
It’s a much bigger expansion of the program into the interior United States. But thanks anyway for being consistent with your outdated free trade ideology. You’ve never seen a “free trade” sellout of America you didn’t like