FMCSA proceeds with Mexican truck plan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced it is proceeding with a plan to allow Mexican trucks to operate within the US.

The plan was stalled when it came under fire from lobby groups and special interest organizations. However, FMCSA says it will move ahead with the plan in spite of the opposition.

One of the groups opposed to the pilot project is the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA).

We are gravely concerned, but not surprised by the Administrations announcement, said Todd Spencer, executive vice-president of OOIDA. They are determined to open our highways to Mexico-domiciled trucking companies and truck drivers regardless of the concerns that have been raised by Congress and the American people.

To this point, the Administrations response to Congressional directives related to the program has been minimally compliant at best, added Spencer. They certainly havent adhered to the spirit of what Republicans and Democrats in Congress intended in recent legislation.

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