I was doing some background research for a thread on the positive effects of Union influence on trucking when I came across the article quoted below. The Teamster, in conjunction with owner/operators and small fleet owners like myself, have long struggled to halt the implementation of the cross-border NAFTA requirement to allow Mexican trucks to operate in the U.S. The U.S. trucking heavyweights like Schneider National (the orange trucks), Swift Transportation and J.B. Hunt are lobbying in favor of allowing Mexican truck to cross the border, as they have already built terminals and acquired Mexican business licenses in Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . From what I've read from Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood, I think Obama is going to cave: So the big trucking corporations get what they want, Mexican drivers driving their trucks at 1/3 American wage. Big Business gets what they want, cheaper transportation from their factories in Mexico. Mexico gets what they want, access to American truckload shipping to and from the U.S. And the American Consumer gets what they want, cheaper goods. The only ones that get screwed are American Workers and the driving public. Truckers obviously get the shaft in lower wages and less miles. Labor gets downsized and outsourced because the benefit of moving factories to Mexico increase. And the Driving Public gets tens of thousands of inferior Mexican Trucks and poorly trained Mexican drivers with limited English language skills. What are your thoughts?