Obama: Mexican Trucking Deal ReachedThursday, March 3, 2011
(American Meat Institute)
President Barack Obama announced today that a deal has been reached in the longstanding dispute over cross-border trucking with Mexico. The announcement was made during a news conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
“After nearly 20 years, we finally have found a clear path to resolving the dispute over trucking between our two countries,” Obama said.
According to reports, both sides are still working out the details of the agreement and are expected to send the plan to Congress this spring.
Congress eliminated funding for a pilot
cross-border trucking project in 2009, citing
continued concerns about the safety of Mexican
trucks. The Mexican government argued
that the trucking program ban puts the