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Old 01-06-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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Not a new proposal. That was authorized under NAFTA in the 1990's, just never implemented.
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"As part of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S. agreed to allow Mexican trucks access to deliver goods in the U.S., a pledge it never fully honored after safety advocates and union officials said Mexico’s trucks and drivers didn’t meet U.S. standards. The U.S. canceled its previous trucking program in 2009, leading Mexico to impose tariffs on U.S. products. "
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Yes, there was an original requirement in NAFTA to let trucks onto our highways. That was blocked. Now there is a new proposal to try again to unblock it, as the article says. Why is this so difficult to understand?

If you wish to further semantically dissect this, fine. Just do not expect me to waste any more time on it.
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It is about time illegal aliens start using their own trucks.
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get rid of nafta and we won't have to worry about the mexican trucks
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It is about time illegal aliens start using their own trucks.
That's assuming that the ones they'd be driving were not one of the many stolen ones that ended up in Mexico.
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Yes, there was an original requirement in NAFTA to let trucks onto our highways. That was blocked. Now there is a new proposal to try again to unblock it, as the article says. Why is this so difficult to understand?

If you wish to further semantically dissect this, fine. Just do not expect me to waste any more time on it.
Not a matter of semantics my friend. It is just the US living up to a more than decade old treaty obligation.
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1st Mexican truck allowed on U.S. roads under NAFTA

For the first time under the North American Free Trade Agreement, a Mexican tractor-trailer crossed into the United States on Friday on a trip to the country's interior, beginning a trucking program that has been stalled for years by concerns that it would put highway safety and American jobs at risk.
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I wouldnt call it the U.S. living up to a treaty, I would call it Mexico stepping up and abiding by U.S. safety standards. Brakes? We dont need brakes, there are brakes on the trailer. Lights? No, they know I'm turning. Seatbelts? I used the webbing to tie down my spare tire.

But the horn works.

People are going to die. It is not just a matter of safety, it is a matter of driver training and experience. I have talked with drivers that had runs into Mexico, hauling our beef. They do not want to be on the same road with a Mexican trucker on his first trip into the U.S., in winter, in traffic. Not gonna end well.
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