Angela Greiling Keane
January 6, 2011
The U.S. proposed reopening its highways to Mexican trucks under a pilot program to meet a trade-agreement requirement.
As part of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S. agreed to allow Mexican trucks unrestricted access to deliver goods in the U.S., a pledge it never fully honored after safety advocates and union officials said Mexicoâ€™s trucks and drivers didnâ€™t meet U.S. standards. The U.S. canceled its previous Mexican trucking program in 2009, leading Mexico to impose tariffs on U.S. products.