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Originally posted by souls
Originally posted by apc
Ug... if they're actually letting Mexican trucks on the highways then they should make illegal Mexicans perform litter duty on those same highways. The more we bring Mexico into the US, the more the US is going to look like Mexico. The world is their wastebasket.
Of course Mexicans aren't the only people that litter. But I speak from experience. I've been to Mexico several times and have lived among illegals. Mexican-Americans are just like anybody else. People born and raised in Mexico however... ug... I'm surprised basura is even in their vocabulary. I have to conclude it's a cultural thing.
If the trucks come in, the number of heat-and-eat burrito wrappers lining the shoulders will skyrocket.
You are so ignorant. You are worried about something so trivial, so ignorant, that you bypass the job outsourcing caused by NAFTA. Why does it always have to come back to illegals? Explain to me how you are not being stereotypical?
Originally posted by souls
For those who says Mexican truckers and their vehicles are not regulated and that they will be braking down all the time and that the drivers will be reckless, I ask show me were you got that info? Like all three countries, they all have their fair share of failures, but to say that Mexican truckers are very bad, and their equipment is bad is all disinformation.
Photos of Common Violations Observed by GAO
The next five slides show violations incurred by trucks from Mexico and some resulting adverse impacts:
Truck with broken suspension at El Paso, Texas
Truck illegally hauling mixed hazardous materials that were not secured and leaking at Calexico, California
Truck hauling an overweight load at Brownsville, Texas
Road damage at Laredo, Texas
Damaged bridge in El Paso, Texas
Originally posted by Zaphod58
Sheer numbers. In the US alone, over the next ten years we are going to need 500,000+ truckers just to keep up with the number that are retiring. That's NOT counting expanding companies. So unless the Mexican companies can come up with about a million truck drivers they will never be able to take over the business from the US companies.
Originally posted by scooler1
The stereotyping of mexicans on this thread is awful. APC, I didn't realize that mexicans are the only people who litter. And logicize, explain to me how mexican trucks are the only trucks that break down?
We found that Mexico and the United States have made some progress indeveloping compatible trucking regulations. The achievement ofcompatibility is essential because there are major differences in the twocountries’ trucking regulations, operating practices, and enforcementactivities that could adversely affect highway safety and infrastructure.Compatibility efforts in areas such as vehicle-related standards and trafficcontrol devices were not slated for completion until 1997—well after theplanned opening of the border states. Compatibility for certain trucking regulations, such as those on vehicle size and weight, may never bereached; therefore, the host country’s regulations must be complied with, and enforcement is the key for ensuring compliance.