Amendment #2797 offered by Senator Dorgan (D-ND)
This amendment would halt a pilot program that allows trucks originating from Mexico to enter into the United States and make use of its’ roads.
Vote: 74 (Y) to 24 (N) – This amendment was agreed to.
It still has a long way to go before being law and it must have the President’s signature.
But I question the wording of the amendment and ask myself if the amendment comes too late.
“None of the funds made available under this act may be used to establish a cross-border motor carrier demonstration program to allow Mexico domiciled motor carriers to operate beyond the commercial zones along the international border between the United States and Mexico.”
And that’s it boys and girls. The program has already been established and in operation. And before this gets to the President, well, you can guess the rest.
I can also forsee a Court challenge should it go further.
35 years in the trucking business and living in Mexico for the past 15 years, make me uniquely qualified to offer my insight and opinion into the Mexican trucking industry and other border issues. A contributor to SiriuxXM Road Dog Channel 106 and to the award winning Lockridge Report, Mexico Trucker Online continues to publish the unvarnished truth about the subjects we cover.