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
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.
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?
Possession is nine tenths of the law.
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?
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.
“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.
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
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.
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'.
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!
IIRC his slurred intro stated the winners of the fight would be the Mexicans, uhh, the workers.
Two factually-incorrect assertions in one sentence. You are slipping.
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).
How to speak protectionist:
"very same crap" = "grander idea."
Now i know why my dad did not like the teamisters.all they did was pocket the money....