Despite extremely low participation by Mexico, the San Antonio Express (http://www.mysanantonio.com) seems to think so. Referring to Michael Quade, the associate administrator for the program, they reported:
"Quade should have said the exact opposite. He should have assured Mexican carriers that the program was permanent and that same-truck, same-driver deliveries to the United States are welcomed if Mexican trucking fleets meet safety requirements.
Quade also should have pointed out that the slow start to the program shows how much the opponents of cross-border trucking, mainly truck-driver organizations, were wrong when they claimed the program would cause thousands of U.S. truck drivers to lose work."
So are they saying that just because it started slow it won't hurt American truckers even if it suddenly speeds up? Do you think this program should continue or that it could actually help truck drivers in certain areas of the United States? Leave your comments and let us know.
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