Breaking News: Thursday, January 6th, 2011
It did not take long for one of the five trucking issues to watch for in 2011 to hit the news. Today, the Obama administration offered a proposal to allow trucks from Mexico to operate in the United States under the compliance with NAFTA.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, released a “concept document” that would allow Mexico’s truck drivers to apply for operational permits to work in the U. S.
Many believe that any new agreement between the U. S. and Mexico will never take place due to the power of the Teamster’s Union. Many others argue that it is time for the U. S. to comply with the NAFTA terms which would also assist in breaking the tariffs Mexico has placed on many U. S. goods.
For now, the trucking industry will just have to sit back and wait to see what happens.
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