WASHINGTON, D.C. — The controversial pilot project granting Mexican trucks access to the US may be halted, much to the delight of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA).
Bill HR 6630 would eliminate the program, which OOIDA says is unsafe. Yesterday, the Bill was passed unanimously.
“Our members have been active in fighting this program for a long time by voicing their concerns to lawmakers and we thank them for staying involved,” said Todd Spencer, OOIDA executive vice-president. “There is little doubt the administration will try to extend the program beyond its anniversary. They’ve consistently ignored Congressional directives to terminate it. It’s vital that this bill be passed.”
If the Bill becomes law, it will restrict the US DoT from granting authority to allow any more Mexican carriers to operate beyond the current commercial zone after Sept. 6. Before the Bill becomes law, it must be voted on by the entire House.
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