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Teamsters Sue To Keep Mexican Carriers Out, Read Both Sides Argument.

Teamsters Argument

The Teamsters union and 2 safety groups filed suit yesterday (March 10) stating the border opening for Mexican Truckers was not justified by congress standards. The pilot only included 13 Mexican carriers, which the U.S. inspector general said was insufficient to conclude Mexican trucks were safe enough to be on U.S. highways.

DOT’s Argument

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the DOT had concluded the border could be safely opened to Mexican drivers after sufficient data from the pilot and another DOT program. The other program had 700 Mexican Owned trucking companies headquartered in the U.S.

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