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.