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 Mexico’s trucks and drivers didn’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.

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