Three years later, the underlying cause to opposition of Mexican trucks is the same

As the opponents come out from under their rocks to oppose the Mexican trucks once again, and in their opposition, costing Americans tens of thousands of jobs, it’s interesting to go back three years and review the opinions of others interested in this issue. The following, appeared in the NEW STANDARD on March 28,2007, and the writers reasoning then resonates just as much in the…

Trade dispute with Mexico a growing concern for Washington State

It doesn’t take long for shortsighted politicians to initiate a market-closing trade war. Neither does it take long for the consequences of a trade dispute to hit home. Ask Washington growers. It’s only been a few weeks since the Democrat-controlled Congress and Obama administration caved to the Teamsters union and closed the southern border to long-haul Mexican trucks. Mexico quickly retaliated with punishing tariffs on…

Mexican Motor Carriers Right to Entry into the United States

With the announcement of the new commenting period on a proposed new Cross Border program with Mexico to allow us to fulfill our legal and ethical obligations, the first comment posted by Dr. Jim Giermanski, Chairman of Powers Global Holdings Inc. is perhaps most relevant. Hopefully, those that follow will be as well thought out and relevant as Dr. Giermanski’s. Mexican Motor Carriers Right to…

The Circus is back in town – Comments open on new Cross Border Trucking Program

From E-Trucker The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee is having two public sessions to discuss guidance for implementing a new cross-border trucking program between the United States and Mexico. President Obama has asked the Department of Transportation to work with the U.S. Trade Representative, the Department of State, Congressional and Mexican officials to propose legislation creating a new trucking project that will meet Congressional concerns…

OOIDA Mark Reddig tells you his delusional version of “the truth”

Mark Reddig of OOIDA has been well indoctrinated by the leadership of the association who for years have had a problem revealing the truth about Mexican trucks since the facts interfere with their exaggerated spin. But today, on his blog, Mark Reddig is going to tell his version of The truth of Cross-Border Trucking that no one else will tell you Of course Reddig wouldn’t…

Rep Peter Degazio’s response to the Mexican tariff’s

This is what we elect to represent us? Rep. Peter Defazio D-Or responded to Mexico’s tariff’s resulting from the Obama administration shutting down the Mexican Cross Border Program by calling Mexico’s action “illegal”! According to an article in Landlinemag.com Defazio made this baseless claim. “These tariffs are illegal and should be treated as nothing more than political gamesmanship. Mexico has no legal grounds to implement…

America’s Reaction the US Violation of NAFTA and Mexico’s Retaliatory Tariff’s

I have been overwhelmed at the response around the nation and the world to the Obama administrations illegal action in pulling funding for the successful Mexican Cross Border Demonstration Program. Under NAFTA provisions, Canadian and Mexican trucks were to be allowed to operate in and out of the United States and American carriers were to be given reciprocal privileges. Canadians have been given that privilege.…

Lone Star Times – Trade Wars Are Stupid and Destructive

There are many good articles out there this morning decrying the Teamsters and others for getting us into this mess we’re in today, but I am going to liberally quote this excellent report from the Lone Star Times LST leads off with one of Jim Hoffa’s oft repeated lies about the program. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters hailed the end of the road for the…

Mexico slaps additional tariffs on 90 US products in retaliation!

You asked for it, you got it! MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico says it will increase tariffs on about 90 U.S. products in retaliation for last week’s decision to cancel a pilot program that allowed some Mexican trucks to transport goods within the United States. The Mexican Economy Department says the U.S. decision violates a provision of the North American Free Trade Agreement that was…

U.S. plans to map out new Mexican truck project

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration will try to reinvent a program to allow Mexican trucks full access to U.S. highways. An 18-month pilot program that allowed a few Mexican trucks beyond a border buffer zone died when President Barack Obama signed a $410 billion spending bill yesterday. The bill barred spending on the program. Debbie Mesloh, a spokeswoman for the Office of the U.S. Trade…

Mexican Cross Border Program likely to end, for now!

Further signs of the deterioration of America’s society and values were evident Tuesday night with the passage of the pork laden FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Bill that funds the government through September 09. Based on lies and misrepresentations by insignificant little men such as Teamsters President James Hoffa and OOIDA’s Todd Spencer, Section 136 pulling funding for the successful Mexican Cross Border Demonstration Program remained intact.…

Obama Decides to violate Smoot Hawley and we will pay

I’ve written before about a dangerous provision of the Omnibus appropriations legislation now under consideration in the Senate. The bill violates the U.S. commitment under NAFTA to allow Mexican trucking companies to operate in the U.S., so long as they meet all the standards to which U.S. companies and trucks are held. If Obama signs this measure into law, Mexico will have the right to…

Highlights of the final DOT Office of Inspector General report on Cross Border Trucking

The final report issued by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General on the Mexican Cross Border Program was made public on Tuesday, and there were no surprises in the report. Once again, the Inspector General has validated all that has been reported on this site. Furthermore, the report totally debunks the inaccurate and erroneous statements made over the past two years by Jimmy…

Hoffa Praises Proposal to Ban Unsafe Mexican Trucks

I’l ask the same question I asked about Mark Reddig of OOIDA last week! How stupid does he think people are? This headline coming from PRNEWSWIRE, which is a pay for print news service. In other words, it doesn’t have to be the truth, but if you pay them to promote it, they will. Hoffa Praises Proposal to Ban Unsafe Mexican Trucks Omnibus Budget Would…

[EDITORIAL] Teamsters scare mongering on NAFTA & Mexican Trucks

The home team trails in the third quarter as the underdog visitors steadily advance the ball. Coaches are nervous; fans are grumbling. Desperate for a turnaround, the home team announces a surprise rule change: From now on, the visitors are banned from crossing the 50-yard line. Sounds absurd, but that’s what Congress proposes to do with NAFTA, the free-trade accord it approved in 1993. Sure,…