Battle over cross-border trucks continues

The program to allow trucks from Mexico to drive on American roads is set to begin soon, but those who oppose the plan show few signs of backing down.

The Arizona Republic reports that International Brotherhood of Teamsters, The Sierra Club and Public Citizen are continuing their lawsuit despite denial of appeal last Friday in The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

Here are some facts and statistics from the Arizona Republic article…

  • The one-year pilot program will not start until it is approved by the inspector general of the Department of Transportation. That has not happened yet, but could happen by Thursday.
  • 31 Mexican firms and 151 trucks are awaiting permits.
  • 14 American firms are awaiting permits from the Mexican government.

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