Category: Trucking Opinions

Supporters of US Trucker Jabin Bogan ignore the facts, to try case in court of public opinion

Supporters of US trucker Jabin Bogan, imprisoned in Mexico and charged with illegally introducing prohibited ammunition into the country continue to ignore the facts surrounding the case while spinning a story they hope will hit home in the court of public opinion. Most of us who are real professional truckers, cannot comprehend how Bogan, a

OOIDA asks “Is it racist to oppose the Mexican cross-border program?”

That’s the question being posed on the Landline Now Media blog by Sandi Soendker, and it’s a valid question. The obvious answer to the question is of course, no. However, in their absence of a credible argument opposing the cross border trucking program with Mexico, OOIDA and other opponents are knowingly and willfully preying on

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa releases self serving and totally inaccurate statement on Cross Border Trucking with Mexico

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa, himself in hot water after caught using his position to offer union jobs, salaries, and pensions to bribe people for political support, released a “presser” giving his totally irrelevant and patently untrue rant in opposition to the upcoming cross border pilot program with Mexico. THE PUBLIC OPPOSES ILLEGAL, UNSAFE MEXICAN

Opposing Mexican Trucking program with lies is irresponsible

Todd Spencer, Executive Vice President of OOIDA preaches that complying with our NAFTA obligations is "irresponsible and reckless". What is more "irresponsible and reckless" is the opposition attempting to inflame the publics passions and prejudices with lies and misinformation about Mexico and it's trucking industry.

Mexican Trucks Issue – When the truth runs counter to your agenda

It’s only a concept document at this point, but it has opponents of Mexico and Mexican trucking in full propaganda mode. The results of the former Cross Border Pilot Program proved that that the claims of the Teamsters, OOIDA and public safety groups were baseless and utterly false, but with this new round, that’s not

OOIDA first out of the gate responding to proposed Mexican Truck Agreement with the same old BULLSHIT

As expected, Todd Spencer and OOIDA quickly released a statement opposing any effort by the FMCSA and the Obama administration to comply with out obligation under NAFTA. Our non compliance having cost us hundreds of thousands of jobs and a significant amount of market share due to the perfectly legal retaliatory tariffs Mexico imposed for

U.S.-Mexico Trucking Dispute Rolls On: Sixteen Years and Counting

President Felipe Calderón’s visit to Washington last month carried high expectations for those who hoped for a resolution of the cross-border trade dispute between the United States and Mexico. The Mexican president was expected to address the U.S.’ failure to comply with NAFTA regulations providing for an open border policy regarding ground transportation of goods

OOIDA stooge Peter DeFazio wants to renegotiate NAFTA, but only for Mexican trucks

On the first anniversary of the shutdown of the Cross Border Trucking program with Mexico, the job losses are mounting for American workers as American business’s continue to lose market share from the LEGAL tariff’s Mexico instituted in retaliation for our failure to comply with our obligations under NAFTA. 57 members of Congress in addition

OOIDA resumes false claims about Mexican trucks in latest press release.

It only took the mention of resuming talks on allowing Mexican trucks into the United States, as we’re obligated to do under the NAFTA treaty for OOIDA to begin another campaign of misinformation and preying upon the fears and prejudices of their members and the general public. Today, they issued a press release inappropriately titled,

OIG Report – Political aims keep a deal idling slowly

The federal government has prompted yet another delay in the implementation of a NAFTA provision that allows Mexican truckers to bring cargo from that country to U.S. markets. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement, that provision should have gone into effect on Jan. 1, 1995 — more than 14½ years ago. The U.S. Transportation

Truckers News – Calderon to press Obama for resolution to Mexico truck dispute

WASHINGTON — Mexican President Felipe Calderon will press President Barack Obama Sunday for a quick resolution to a cross-border trucking dispute that prompted Mexico to retaliate on $2.4 billion of U.S. goods, a news agency reported today. “President Calderon will press forward our position and it will be great if we can get this solved

Wise words from TheTrucker.com

Ya’ll might as well heed the words of our friends at The Trucker.com and quit your whining and accept the inevitable. It is time to concentrate on far more important issues in our industry The other hot topic in trucking today is the Mexico truck demonstration project. We’re probably received more calls on this issue