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Mexican Trucks Should Remain There Until Proven Safe, Secure

2007-08-30 14:05:44

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(Grain Valley, MO,) - The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) will be requesting an injunction be filed against the U.S. Department of Transportation's plan to allow Mexican trucks to operate throughout the United States, set to begin this Saturday, Sept. 1.

"I am honestly stunned by the Administration's contempt toward the American public, Congress and the rule of law," said Todd Spencer, Executive Vice President of OOIDA.

"They are determined to open our highways to Mexico-domiciled trucking companies regardless of the public's concerns and what's in the law books," said Spencer.

"Congress responded to Americans' concerns about the safety and security implications of this pilot program. It is truly amazing that the Administration is choosing to ignore Congress and the people they were elected to represent."

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is the national trade association representing the interests of small-business trucking professionals and professional truck drivers. OOIDA was established in 1973 and is headquartered in the greater Kansas City, MO, area. The Association currently has more than 155,000 members from all 50 states and Canada.