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Old 03-03-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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What about the stringent laws, regulations and inspections that an owner operator here in the states is required to adhere to in order to keep his or her truck on the road (while trying to make a profit)? Will the Mexican trucks be held to the same standards?
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:21 PM
 
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With that premise in mind, is this really the "right" time to open U.S. highways to Mexican trucks?
The problem I had with this before was there was in the past no right to search all the trucks coming in, so cartels and coyotes could have a field day with trafficing if that wasn't changed.
Anyone know what the status of the right to search these trucks coming in are at this time? I don't know anymore and the difference is the between just trucks in poor shape and trucks in poor shape carrying drugs, illegals or terrorist.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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What about the stringent laws, regulations and inspections that an owner operator here in the states is required to adhere to in order to keep his or her truck on the road (while trying to make a profit)? Will the Mexican trucks be held to the same standards?
That's part of an issue I referred to earlier, who is going to be held liable for accidents and safety issues?

Who will be accountable and How will enforcement be handled? It looks like the American public is going to find out the hard way.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Vonore, TN
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And the Teamsters get thrown under to bus.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Obama is just honoring the agreements of Past Presidents. He wasn't the one that initially brokered the deal.

Obama has said that American truckers would be able to drive into Mexico also, what he fails to mention is that Mexican Drivers will be the ones to really benefit as they'll do the work for a lot cheaper.

Living in California what worries me is that we'll probably see more accidents on the Highways because more than likely a good deal of the Mexican trucks on the road will be unsafe, older trucks that US companies have already cast off.
ALL Mexican trucks entering the United States are held to the same standards and requirements that ALL U.S. trucks have to pass when stopped within Texas. Those same trucks, carry cargo/supplies/commodities within the entire continental United States.

Mexican trucks could soon be rolling through Texas | Dallas - Fort Worth News | wfaa.com | Texas News
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:11 PM
 
Location: California
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Mexican truck come across the border but the difference is they dropped their load and American trucks delivered them, now Mexican trucks will do the complete job putting Americans and businesses out, Mexican trucks will deliver cheaper, the savings will not trickle to the consumer. It's a very bad deal for America.

JMO
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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They just need to bring drugs over, that's it. lol
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Somewhere Out West
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This is one step that NAFTA ordered, and we are finally going to comply with.

As part of the agreement, US goods will enjoy significantly lower tax rates in Mexico, which will likely create jobs here in the states.
Exactly. As a signatory to NAFTA, the U.S. really can't say no.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:16 AM
 
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And the Teamsters get thrown under to bus.
Serves them right ,the majority of the people that campaigned for Obama on my last job were Teamsters and their reps with Obama "Hope and Change" t shirts they wore, talk about being suckers!!!
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:23 AM
 
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They can stop their trucks and buy US products in US shops
Chinese made more likely...
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