Friday, August 31, 2007

Lookout for Taco Trucks

What the hell? The Bush administration can go ahead with a pilot program to allow as many as 100 Mexican trucking companies to freely haul their cargo anywhere within the U.S. for the next year, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

That's 100 trucking companies, not 100 trucks.

J.B. Hunt, and a few other large-fleet American trucking companies, sell their old horsewhipped rigs at auction down in Mexico. And Mexican rigs do not have to pass U.S. standards for safety. The drivers, for the most part, do not speak or read English. They are not required to keep logs, nor are they limited in the number of hours they are allowed to drive in one day.

Literally, an accident waiting to happen. It is scheduled to begin on Thursday.

Bush is giving those who don't hate him another reason for doing so.

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