Mexican Truckers could soon be Rolling through the U.S.
POSTED: Friday, March 4, 2011 - 10:36am
UPDATED: Monday, March 7, 2011 - 6:59am
EL PASO - Mexican truckers are one step closer to being allowed to travel around the U.S. without any mileage restrictions.
Right now, big rigs from Mexico entering the U.S. and vice versa can only drive within a 20-mile to 25-mile radius of ports of entry.
President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon made the announcement yesterday.
Joe W. Roberts is the President of West Texas Express, a local trucking company, and he says he doesn't agree with the decision, but it doesn't surprise him.
"It's ridiculous for us to continue to send our jobs oversees. By allowing Mexican trucking companies to come in the U.S. more American jobs will be taken," Roberts said.
The proposal still needs congressional approval to be finalized.