Recently Todd Spencer, vice president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OIDA) stated "This program [full access to the US of Mexican domiciled trucking companies] will jeopardize the livelihoods of tens of thousands of U.S. based small-business truckers and professional truck drivers and undermine the standard of living for the rest of the driver community." He failed to add that these trucks will be dangerous and the Mexican truck driver’s likely to be more accident prone. It is not just jobs that are going to be lost, it is also going to be lives.
On a separate note do we really believe that the problems we have in the US with the www.SAFERSYS.org statistics (which the industry blames on the states poor record keeping) are somehow going to be solved, or bettered by the Mexican counterparts? Does anyone believe Mexican record keeping will be close to being as good as what we have in the US? And what about records? Will all the driver qualification files be in Spanish? Are American citizens, who have already been injured by Mexican trucks, really going to have to pay to translate every document? This is a bad law!