Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has introduced legislation to help truckers
who lose their jobs as a result of the U.S. border opening to
Mexican trucks, which is expected sometime this summer.
Trade Adjustment Assistance Reform Act of 2002, Trade Adjustment
Assistance (TAA) would be available to any domestic operator
of a motor carrier who is adversely affected by competition
from any foreign-owned or operated motor carrier, Boxer said.
TAA exists out of recognition that our decision on trade in
Washington causes very specific groups of American workers to
lose jobs," Boxer said. "TAA provides those workers
with the assistance they need to successfully transition to