Mexican truck pilot program … Huh?
OK, who is going to inspect these trucks coming? Border Patrol? Like they can do the job they have in front of them already. Or they are off doing stupid stuff like busting Willie Nelson.
What kind of safety guarantees are there? Rear trailer guards, brakes, mud flaps, etc? Who checks that? Who pays for it?
And what owner-operator is fool enough to drive into Mexico further than two miles? What guarantees are there from the Mexican government that our drivers will be safe? Are their roads any good?
And if our government thinks this is such a good idea, why doesn’t the Army go down there unarmed? They don’t. So, until the cartels are run out do our drivers get some kind of armed escort paid for by the U.S.? Seems fair. They signed the treaty.
This is goofy. Granted I’ve been around trucking all my life and know a few things. But if the average commuter thought about this for two minutes, they could come up with the same questions I asked.
Shawnee Mission, KS
I can’t believe that those who make these decisions to let trucks cross our borders don’t take drug smuggling into account. By letting Mexican trucks come over, they just gave drug dealers another means to get their product delivered.
Even bad for government work?
I blame the American people just as much as the government for allowing these nitwits that run our country to make decisions for us. Instead of sitting back and saying, “Oh well, nothing we can do.” We need to squeak our wheels a little bit louder and make the government work for us, not the other way around.
Elizabeth Pearson Holloway
Clip and keep
I cut out those Land Line articles on the tow industry. They should compile a little pamphlet to offer to members with that info. Those articles taught me a lot, but I hope I won’t have to use that info for myself. But I can say now: If I have the need for a tow truck, I’m armed with the right info.
Thanks for fighting the fight
The government will never stop finding ways to get inside your truck at a drop of a hat when they want to and will always in their own opinion be able to justify whatever they do.
As it is right now, the only thing or people standing in between them and drivers is OOIDA. Without them what rights as drivers we still have would be gone. Thanks, OOIDA, for your fight. God knows – with the government and their anti-trucking friends – their attack is only beginning.
Spot the Undercover Boss?
I might not recognize my CEO because I’ve never seen him in person, and probably not with a disguise. But I certainly would if he was on the show. The camera crew from the “competition reality show” would be a big clue. Nothing to fear, though – I always work well, and always try to be professional in all aspects of my job. I might get caught complaining about the suits in corporate, though.
I think more CEOs of these trucking companies should (go undercover). Maybe, just maybe, they would have more of an appreciation for these men and women that are away from their families and see that it’s not just a gravy train job!
Christi Vandever-Bullard Bonds
Cash cow expense. $132 bucks and haven’t even used it. What a waste of my time and money.
Ronnie Bowen Jr.
TWIC is without a doubt one of the most useless things forced down our throats.
I am pointing and laughing. It’s about time someone calls CARB on their shenanigans.