As tragic as the Patriots Day bombings in Boston was, and our prayers are with the good people of that city, this article has nothing to do with the bombing itself. There is plenty of coverage of the event all over the internet. The latest news from the authorities is they’ve identified two suspects, two
The U.S. Department of Justice National Drug Intelligence Center has released its National Drug Threat Assessment 2011 and to the consternation of many who have made the claim that Mexican trucks are the main conveyances with which drugs enter the US, pretty much debunks this idea. And as usual, we can count on Charlie Morasch, a
Today’s El Paso Times has a piece out titled “1 Million Truck Violations Cited at Border Crossing”by Diana Washington who has in the past been a reputable reporter on things concerning the US/Mexico border in El Paso. But the story is misleading and just the sort of thing we expect OOIDA to jump on first
“We’re as close as you can be,” Mexican Economy Minister Bruno Ferrari said yesterday, confirming that his country is preparing to sign the formal Cross Border Trucking agreement to end the trucking dispute with the U.S. as early as this month, setting the stage for the country to remove the punitive tariffs that have cost 25,000
Friday, the FMCSA RELEASED CROSS-BORDER TRUCKING PILOT DETAILS and the reaction was basically “so what’s new?” except amongst the usual suspects who object to anything concerning Mexico. OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer released his usual whining rant making baseless allegations they’ve never been able to document nor prove ATA President Bill Graves issued a
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.
After President Obama and Mexican President Calderon announced Thursday a working agreement on allowing Mexican trucks access to American highways after almost 20 years of the US violating it’s obligation under NAFTA, the airwaves and internet are alive with renewed debate as talkers and opposition groups feed on the unfounded paranoia of the American trucker.
MATAMOROS — Violence in this border city, residents say, is often left unreported by authorities yet exaggerated when caught on tape by the media, making it difficult to measure. But if there is some certainty in the muddle of misinformation, many say it is this: Fear is ravaging the public perception of Matamoros. People no
McALLEN, Texas — Rancher Mike Landry recently came upon a group of unarmed men dressed in camouflage burglarizing his guest house and stealing a truck from his 11,000 acres in Terrell County, rugged country bordering the Rio Grande in West Texas. A couple of shots over their heads from his hunting rifle kept nine of
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency counts six kidnappings last year while the El Paso Police Department contends there were none at all. Three major law enforcement agencies are in disagreement over the number of kidnappings in El Paso last year that were connected to the drug trade and ongoing cartel war in Juarez.
Hey people! We all know how the right wing loony toons have been using the terror/fear card to convince Americans of all the “terrorists” crossing the southern border and using that as an excuse to promote their nativist agenda. Some have made a reputation trying to get you to believe it is a Family Security
As I continue to monitor the “comments” concerning the proposed Demonstration Project”, I can only shake my head in wonder and disgust at the stupidity some of these folks are displaying. Here’s another comment that caught my eye. Rather well written in regards to the others, but still, the person leaving this doesn’t have a
We comments keep coming although now, on the 7th day of the comment period, there are only 160 comments posted. And what a surprise! The ones who keep pushing and urging their listeners to post a comment are no wheres to be found in the comments. ( unless they are one of the chickenshit anonymous
Everybody has been waiting with great anticipation for this day to arrive. At least, the Trucking Mexiphobics and other bigots amongst us. Grandiose visions off thousand upon thousand angry Americans, not sure what they are angry about, but angry because they are told to be that way, descending upon the State Capitols around the country