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Mexican Trucks Are On Our Roads (Taxpayers Pay to Help Them Run)
The Eagle Forum ^ | 11.9.11 | Phyllis Schalfly

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beanburners; biofuel; donkeycarts; freetrade; globalism; truckers
"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."
1 posted on 11/11/2011 8:31:05 PM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Idiocy. Why do taxpayers have to buy them new mufflers? That makes no sense whatsoever.


2 posted on 11/11/2011 8:36:24 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

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.


3 posted on 11/11/2011 8:39:45 PM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In

“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.


4 posted on 11/11/2011 8:39:59 PM PST by varyouga
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To: varyouga

Yes, and they’ll be armed with our guns.


5 posted on 11/11/2011 8:41:00 PM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In
Even though Obama is a big advocate of clean air and green jobs, there is no mention in the agreement that Mexican trucks should adhere to the environmental standards imposed on American trucks. Juan Carlos Muñoz, president of Mexico's National Chamber of Motor Transport of Freight, said that Mexican companies "do not have sufficient capacity to supply the diesel suitable for these new technologies," and that, if held to these requirements, Mexican truckers would be unable to "ever enter the United States, at least not for the next 20 years.
6 posted on 11/11/2011 8:41:47 PM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing. What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-- Sting)
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To: dennisw

Affirmative action president ... nuff said.


7 posted on 11/11/2011 8:45:36 PM PST by doc1019 (If Romney is our choice, I refuse to vote.)
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To: This Just In

wow. They are likely carrying thousands of illegals, drugs and guns into the country.


8 posted on 11/11/2011 8:45:41 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: This Just In

Of course they don’t have to stop, the purpose is to deliver drugs for the American drug cartel.


9 posted on 11/11/2011 8:48:09 PM PST by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics. ProgressiveRepublicansInConservativeCostume)
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To: doc1019

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?


10 posted on 11/11/2011 8:50:07 PM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing. What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-- Sting)
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To: GeronL

And/or terrorists and bombs.


11 posted on 11/11/2011 8:53:29 PM PST by This Just In
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To: dennisw

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.


12 posted on 11/11/2011 8:55:26 PM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In

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


13 posted on 11/11/2011 8:59:18 PM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing. What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-- Sting)
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To: dennisw

I bet a mexican driver’s logbook (if they bother) would be comical at best and a total lie normally.


14 posted on 11/11/2011 9:00:48 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: dennisw
The Teamsters were very public with their complaints when this very same crap was pushed during the George Bush Administration. GW backed off.

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.

15 posted on 11/11/2011 9:14:31 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: This Just In
The Teamsters are arguing that it's far better to have Teamsters unload the illegals, drugs, guns, terrorists, and bombs under the current system. You just haven't been following the story.

I'd like to see a conservative elaborate on that argument, instead of the knee-jerk reactions I'm seeing here.

16 posted on 11/11/2011 9:18:29 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: This Just In

Once again Bozo proves that he thinks(legal or illegal) aliens have more rights than American citizens.


17 posted on 11/11/2011 9:23:41 PM PST by calex59
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To: This Just In

The trucks rolling in from Mexico would never pass a DOT inspection. Some of the drivers are teenagers.


18 posted on 11/11/2011 9:28:36 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: 1rudeboy

“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?


19 posted on 11/11/2011 9:32:03 PM PST by This Just In
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To: 1rudeboy

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


20 posted on 11/11/2011 9:35:41 PM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing. What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-- Sting)
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To: This Just In

The first thing that lept out at me is that Schlafly is claiming that Transportes Olympic doesn’t have to abide by the requirements for a safety check. Yet Transportes Olympic participated in the Bush pilot program. It’s fairly safe to assume, as a veteran of these Mexican truck threads on FR, that Transportes Olympic has already passed the safety check, and Schlafly is playing you for a sucker.


21 posted on 11/11/2011 9:45:47 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: dennisw
I figured you'd respond that way, Dennis. So here is an example of you commenting on a FR thread back in 2007 about the Bush Administration allowing Transportes Olympic, among others, to haul into the interior of the United States.

Now, that's a far cry from stating that "GW backed off." So which one of you has shown up this evening, the idiot or the clown?

22 posted on 11/11/2011 9:51:16 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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23 posted on 11/11/2011 10:11:21 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: This Just In

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24 posted on 11/11/2011 10:15:51 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: 1rudeboy

The fact that you’ve been following the Transportes Olympic threads doesn’t automatically qualify your claim. Would you post a link or two to reliable sources which substantiate your position?

Thank you,
TJI


25 posted on 11/11/2011 11:14:16 PM PST by This Just In
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#22 will suffice. The Bush Administration was adamant that the Mexican trucks involved in the pilot program had to satisfy the same safety regs as U.S. trucks. (And I've already given you more than Schlafly).

Don't get me wrong, the Obama Administration probably is up to some shenanigans. Sadly, I'll have to find out what they are on my own.

26 posted on 11/11/2011 11:23:30 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

“Don’t get me wrong, the Obama Administration probably is up to some shenanigans. Sadly, I’ll have to find out what they are on my own.”

This is the particular information I’m interested in. What is or isn’t being done under the current administration.


27 posted on 11/11/2011 11:30:01 PM PST by This Just In
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To: 1rudeboy

GW Bush did in fact back off you idiot......On grander expansion of his Mexican trucking ideas. Backed off under pressures, left to his own devices he loves this kind of shyte same as you


28 posted on 11/12/2011 1:35:04 AM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing. What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-- Sting)
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To: dennisw

Don’t bother with the “rude one”. He keeps seeing dollar signs selling his cheap Chinese steel in the U.S. and now has a cheaper way of delivering it using mexican labor and trucks.


29 posted on 11/12/2011 4:46:04 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: This Just In
Oh goody. The largest ands most used semi-trailer is 53'-0" long x 8'-6' wide. The inside dimensions are approx 52.5'x8' which is 420 Sq Ft, total inside area. And iirc the 'average person' requires 3 Sq Ft to stand, that's 140 people that could easily be packed into each trailer by human smugglers.

Ergo, if only 100 Semis crossed each day -- which is only One every 14.4 minutes -- in one 30 day period that's another 420,000 ILLEGALS that we WILL wind up supporting. Not to mention the TONS of drugs that a single semi can haul.

I know the election is approaching fast but Obama needs to be removed from office asap. Jan 20, 2013 is too dam late! Plus, just imagine what that pos will do from Nov to Jan when he loses. He will take out his revenge on America faster than you can say 'Poughkeepsie'.

30 posted on 11/12/2011 5:17:05 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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and America takes another one in the........

31 posted on 11/12/2011 5:21:57 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: doc1019
Affirmative action president ... nuff said.

Anything to hurt those crackerheaded good old boys who didn't vote for Obama anyway -- take their jobs!

Politics the Chicago way. Hurt them bad, make them crawl to you for a handout, just to establish the new relationship.

Racial and historical justice against ..... them. Those people. You know who you are!

32 posted on 11/12/2011 6:47:36 AM PST by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: dennisw
>"Where is that loudmouth J Hoffa and his Teamsters?"

IIRC his slurred intro stated the winners of the fight would be the Mexicans, uhh, the workers.

33 posted on 11/12/2011 8:12:14 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: raybbr

Two factually-incorrect assertions in one sentence. You are slipping.


34 posted on 11/12/2011 8:15:30 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Condor51
How many Mexican trucks cross the border right now? (And I would argue that 48-foot van trailers are more common than 53-foot, but something may have changed).

You still have to catch the truck smuggling the illegals. It makes no difference where the truck is headed (inside or outside the 25-mile zone).

35 posted on 11/12/2011 8:19:11 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: dennisw
Ok, I get it . . . when you stated "the very same crap," you meant the opposite.

How to speak protectionist:

"very same crap" = "grander idea."

36 posted on 11/12/2011 8:24:26 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: This Just In

Now i know why my dad did not like the teamisters.all they did was pocket the money....


37 posted on 11/12/2011 5:53:53 PM PST by primrose (PRIMROSE)
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