WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has turned down lawsuits by two
groups seeking to block a pilot program allowing Mexican trucks to operate
throughout the U.S.
The three-judge panel Friday denied challenges by the International
Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers
Among other things, the groups had challenged the program on safety,
environmental and medical fitness grounds. The court said it found none to
Under the North American Free Trade Agreement that took effect about two
decades ago, trucks from both countries were supposed to have unhindered
access to highways on either side of the border.