Friday, February 27, 2009

New Bill could Stop the Trucking program with Mexico

MOSCOW-2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act, introduced earlier this week, would eliminate the State Department of Transportation cross-border trucking program with Mexico.

The law, which was released on Monday, ending the pilot program in 2007, which allows each of the trucking companies in Mexico to deliver goods to the limited commercial zone, in the United States of America established the Free Trade Agreement North.

Section 136 of the Act provides that funds appropriated for this bill can be used to "directly or indirectly, to establish, implement and continue to contribute, or in any other way to resolve cross-border road transport demonstration program for Mexicans - motor carriers to operate their home beyond the commercial zones along the international border between the U.S. and Mexico. "

Border Program must be completed in September 2008 but was extended for two years in the Bush administration's Department of Transportation to collect more data.

Last September, the House of U. S. Voted 395-18 to close the program, despite the Bush administration's threats to veto the bill.

The House bill was passed in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, which has not acted to the best.

1 comment:

pcorn54 said...


Nothing to celebrate about this development.

The opposition used lies, inaccurate statements and with the help of corrupt politico such as Dorgan and Oberstar, brought us to this point.

Despite the recent release of the final OIG report which showed the success of the program, they continue with their efforts to kill it.

However, the losers will be the American companies participating in the program and the American consumer once Mexico throws tariffs up as retaliation.

The Mexican carriers who have participated, by and large, have positioned themselves to legally continue operation in the United States, but with much less oversight.

All this because of a few xenophobic protectionists.

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