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Hoffa: Mexican Trucks Disaster For U.S. Highways

nd if the immigration hordes aren't enough to register on your outrage scale, try wrapping your brain around this latest Bush plan for kissing up to Mexico to benefit his business buddies. The Teamsters Union said today it has been told by officials in the Transportation Department's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that the first Mexican trucks could come across the border as soon as Saturday unless Congress gets involved. Tell Congress to block the Mexican trucks. The union said Thursday it would ask a federal appeals courts to block the Bush administration's plan to begin allowing Mexican trucks to...

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New Law To Scan All Incoming Cargo

Let's hope this Congressional action doesn't go the way of the 1986 Immigration reform bill... ASHINGTON—The specter of a nuclear bomb, hidden in a cargo container, detonating in an American port has prompted Congress to require 100 percent screening of U.S.-bound ships at their more than 600 foreign starting points. The White House and shippers maintain that the technology for scanning 11 million containers each year doesn't exist, and say the requirement could disrupt trade. Current procedures including manifest inspections at foreign ports and radiation monitoring in U.S. ports are working well, they contend. Nonetheless, President George W. Bush earlier...