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Mexican Truckers could soon be Rolling through the U.S.

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.

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If this proposal still needs congrssional approval, those of us who are not for having uninsured, unsafe trucks rolling down OUR highways, contact your local congressman on this. Put the fire under Rep Reyes feet, before Nancy Pelosi tells him how to vote. CALL YOUR CONGRESSMANS OFFICE!!!!!!

Thank you Mr.Roberts i agree with you, we truckers have a difficult time finding good jobs as it is already. How the &^%$ are we suppose to fix our economic and unemployment problem here if we start giving the few trucking jobs away? Please do speak out for the rest of us that agree with you.

Why do the United States drivers get restrictions and the @%!# do not?

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