Under the new program, trucks from Mexico would have greater access to American highways in order to expand trade.
Right now, truckers from Mexico have to stop at border stations before crossing into the United States. The new program would give 100 selected Mexican carriers unrestricted access.
If the program does start this Saturday, it will not be without a fight. MySanAntonio.com reports that The Teamsters union, the Sierra Club and Public Citizen want to delay granting the trucks access.
Landline Magazine also features a report on the possible start of the program this Saturday.
One of the main objections to the border program are claims that Mexican trucks do not have the same safety checks and regulations that American trucks have to comply with.
According to Mexico Trucker.com…
Mexican buses have had access to American highways for more than 5 years and enjoy an unblemished safety record.
Mexico Trucker also offers an entry with Mexican truck safety statistics .
No matter what happens this Saturday, this issue will be a hotter than asphalt in August for a long time to come.