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US/Mexican truck program extended

WASHINGTON, D. C. - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended a controversial pilot program granting Mexican trucks access to the US. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers'...


WASHINGTON, D. C. –The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended a controversial pilot program granting Mexican trucks access to the US. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers’ Association (OOIDA) said it was stunned by the two-year extension.

“The Administration has shown time and again that when it comes to this program they are willing to run roughshod over Congress and the American public,” said Todd Spencer, OOIDA executive vice-president. “Announcing this on the first day of the recess is unfortunately par for the course with them. Sorry for the cliche, but it’s ‘Bush league’ tactics.”

Congress has voted several times to end the program, which allows some Mexican truckers to operate beyond the commercial zone along the US/Mexico border.

“DoT has consistently bent over backwards to force this program on the public. They seem oblivious to the inherent safety and security risks,” Spencer added.


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