Ask The Trucker

Raising the Standards of the Trucking Industry

otr truckingPoliticsTrucking

Border May Reopen for Mexico Truckers


Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is working to reopen the borders from Mexico to allow Mexican trucks to travel within the United States by June, 2009.   Stating that the tariff’s imposed by Mexico when Congress refused to allow Mexican trucks into the country, has placed a huge burden on American producers, LaHood is seeking to reopen trade between the U. S. and Mexico.

Citing the stimulus package as “working as planned,”  the secretary also boasted that the highway portion of the stimulus package is “flowing at a rate of $4 billion a month,” which he added is twice as fast as traditional highway dollars previously spent by Washington.

Believing that the economy is bouncing back due to the mass amount of dollars pouring in from the stimulus bail out, he also believes that by reopening the Mexican border and allowing thousands of trucks to pour into the U. S. will only be a further  benefit to our nation’s economy and recovery.

I think it’s time to call our state representatives and tell them what we think instead.  Mexico-domiciled trucking companies do not have to deal with the same regulations as we do.  It’s not just a safety hazard, but it’s unfair to American drivers.

If you don’t know your representatives, take a few moments and find out who they are:  AND THEN CALL THEM


© 2009, Allen Smith. All rights reserved.

Technorati Tags: , , , , ,



By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

View all posts by Allen Smith →

Tagged: , , , , ,

What do you have to say about this? - Be the first!

To the top