Some Mexican truckers may sit out border opening

| 3/8/2007

Some large Mexican trucking companies have little interest in sending their trucks north into the U.S. if the border is opened, according to a report from Houston's KHOU-TV.

That report cites the owner of a Juarez, Mexico-based company, who says Mexicans are discriminated against in the 25-mile commercial zone, where they're presently allowed on U.S. soil.

A vice president of one of Mexico's transportation association said Mexican trucks are routinely subjected to more inspections than American vehicles.

Meanwhile, more than 500 Mexican trucking companies have applied to participate in a cross-border pilot program that only 100 companies will ultimately be chosen for.