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Old 11-18-2011, 09:03 PM
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...been comin' along for quite a spell, but they're here NOW....

Mexican Trucks Are on Our Roads


After years of negative votes in Congress and the opposition of the American people, on Oct. 21 Barack Obama allowed the
first Mexican truck to cross the border at Laredo, Texas, and head north to deliver door-to-door service of its industrial equipment.
This was implemented by an agreement quietly signed by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in Mexico City on July 6 with
Mexico’s secretary of Communications and Transportation.
Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., calls this deal a major anti-jobs program saying, “We’re literally taking good jobs here in America
and passing them over the line to Mexico.” Todd Spencer, executive vice president of the Independent Drivers Association, a
non-union trade association, said 100,000 trucking jobs will be lost.
The Mexican company that won the distinction of being first-in-line to cross the border was Transportes Olympic. The Federal
Motor Carrier Safety Administration immediately granted it “permanent operating authority,” instead of making the company
abide by the specified 18-month waiting period, which means Transportes’ trucks will not have to be inspected at the border every
time they cross.

FMCSA announced that all Mexican trucks participating in this project will be given Electronic On-Board Recorders equipped
with global positioning capabilities and paid for by the U.S. taxpayers. FMCSA also announced that U.S. trucks must install similar
equipment at their own expense.


U.S. taxpayers are also being required to pick up the cost of replacing old mufflers on dozens of Mexican trucks at a cost of
$1,600 each, while U.S. truckers must buy their own mufflers.
The excuse is that this will improve air quality on our highways.
But EOBRs and mufflers are only part of the expensive regulations hitting U.S. truckers. Obama has imposed new fuel-efficiency
regulations, new emissions targets and new safety regulations.
The large trucking firms may be able to absorb the cost, but independent truckers will be hit hard. If they can’t afford to buy
compliant rigs, they will have to cease operation.
It’s apparently Obama’s conscious policy to disfavor small trucking firms by regulatory favoritism. It’s also Obama’s policy to
favor Mexican trucks with U.S. taxpayer handouts.

The chatter in Washington is about creating jobs for Americans and cutting spending. However, Todd Spencer says, “this program
does exactly the opposite for both” and will “jeopardize the livelihoods of tens of thousands of U.S.-based, small-business
truckers” as well as “undermine the standard of living for the rest of the driver community.”
Americans who drive daily on U.S. highways are very concerned about safety when Mexican trucks are added to the many U.S.
trucks already on our roads. The U.S-Mexico agreement requires us to accept Mexican commercial driver licenses, but Mexico
has no real system of driver licensing, training, drug testing, physical requirements, truck safety inspection or brake standards that
match U.S. rules.

Mexico cannot produce records of drivers' accidents or drug, alcohol use or a truck's record of brake safety or emissions. Also,
Mexico is a country where bribes are the customary method of bypassing regulations.
George W. Bush's Transportation Secretary Mary Peters admitted at a Senate hearing that the U.S. regularly checks "proficient
in English" when Mexican drivers answer questions and explain U.S. traffic signs in Spanish. Senator Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., was
so incredulous at this reply that he had her repeat it, which she did.
The LaHood-Mexican agreement pretends to address this prevarication, stating that the exams are to be conducted orally in
English. However, the agreement does not specify that the Mexican driver must speak English when he responds and explains
U.S. laws and signs.
Even though Obama is a big advocate of clean air and green jobs, there is no mention in the agreement that Mexican trucks
should adhere to the environmental standards imposed on American trucks. Juan Carlos Munoz, president of Mexico's National
Chamber of Motor Transport of Freight, said that Mexican companies "do not have sufficient capacity to supply the diesel suitable
for these new technologies," and that, if held to these requirements, Mexican truckers would be unable to "ever enter the United
States, at least not for the next 20 years."

The reciprocal promise to allow U.S. trucks to drive into Mexico doesn't pass the laugh test. A U.S. trucker would be taking his life
into his hands if he drove his truck into northern Mexico, where he would become a target to be robbed and killed by the Mexican
drug cartels.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:49 AM
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yes that pisses me off REALLY bad.picture it guys.a trailer full of meth or illegal mexicans comin in to our country LEGAL.ive been to mexico and them truck and cars are death traps.think of ratrod only BIGGER.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:57 AM
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This is part of the 'Top down - bottom up - inside out' theorem of Progressiveness. Create strife within the population to the point that HELP from the Gvmt is SCREAMED for, then the POS in office 'rescues' U.S. from the 'bad guys'..........
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and just think---they are in here with FULL RIGHTS --so ---if you get run over by one of these rigs --who you gonna collect insurance off of for your damage and injuries ----this is the scum of politics at it's best !!!!!!
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The SOB's will reap what they sow....
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:11 AM
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i hope so scooter but in the mean time we have to live with there fu-- ups.and its damn near impossible to stop what they start.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:46 AM
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IT STARTED WITH THE ENVRO NUTS AND THE GOVERNMENT, AND THE UNIONS DESTROYING THE STEEL INDUSTRY........THEN MOVING ON TO THE NEXT INDUSTRY.....ONE BY ONE TAKING APPART A ONCE GREAT NATION . :x
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:35 AM
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Just remember this folks, it's the PEOPLE who make a nation, NOT the government. The U.S.A. is STILL the greatest nation on earth because her PEOPLE are the greatest on earth. We give MORE to the rest of the world than the rest of the world gives.
Stand tall, stand strong, stand together and with God, we WILL survive together and return America's standing in the world to her rightful place.
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Originally Posted by DrivingMissDD
Just remember this folks, it's the PEOPLE who make a nation, NOT the government. The U.S.A. is STILL the greatest nation on earth because her PEOPLE are the greatest on earth. We give MORE to the rest of the world than the rest of the world gives.
Stand tall, stand strong, stand together and with God, we WILL survive together and return America's standing in the world to her rightful place.
DD I HOPE YOUR RIGHT....I JUST DONT SEE IT IN THE CHARACTER OF ALOT TO THE PEOPLE I SEE THESES DAYS....WE HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT HAS THE NERVE TO CALL US AND BUISNESS LAZY....WHAT A P.O.S.....I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SAY, NUCOR STEEL TRY TO APPLY FOR A PERMIT TO BUILD A NEW STEEL MILL & WATCH WHAT GOVERNMENT & THE ENVRO NAZI'S DO TO KILL IT......YEA RIGHT WERE LAZY! :x
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:10 PM
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Nothing is more important than voting for the upcoming election. We need to take this country back; first w/giving OBAMA the boot, then the senate next. Goodbye to Hillary, Pelosi, Janet N, Reid, & all the WACKOS who think we can tax the rich into prosperity.... nothing is more important than voting ...nothing. We are at a crossroads... we need to make the "99%" get jobs, promote small buisness, down-size government, PROTECT FREEDOM. We are running out of time... there are too many people who are interested in socialism... our kids need to understand the difference of socialism VS Freedom. Pretty soon, they will believe our mediocrity IS freedom... the norm... scary.
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