Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Good News on the Mexican Truck Deal…

The senate has voted to stop the funding for the Mexican truck program that would allow Mexican long haul trucks to litter our highway with unsafe vehicles and suspect drivers. Presumptuous maybe, that all Mexican trucks will be unsafe and driver’s suspect but I have spent a lot of years in the trucking business and I have seen the industry up close. To think we need to now monitor Mexican companies is to take the years of progress made on safety and professionalism, and throw it out the window. The other issue is that I want American drivers delivering our goods. They do it for every other country’s goods in the world so why not Mexico’s?

If they want to pilot a program where companies can share trailers, and make the transfer of goods more efficient, I’m all for that. But when are we going to stop selling out our citizens for a buck? Will our goods be cheaper with this program? Maybe, but I doubt it. It will most likely increase profits and keep prices stable. The unforeseen consequence of this is that because of Mexico’s cheap labor and access to our transportation system, other countries will ship their goods to Mexico for delivery in the US, and we will then be looking at all the port jobs going away as well. I am a free trader but not at any cost. This smells like the Dubai ports deal. Giving other countries access to our infrastructure is never a good idea if you care about security and sovereignty. The senate stopping this is a win today but my guess is the issue will return. But today I celebrate with my fellow truckers. Just a thought…

1 comment:

Angel said...

It is really a good program....
Again all Mexican trucks will unsafe and driver’s suspect. Even I have spent a lot of years in the trucking business and I have seen the industry up close.
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