ATA commends Bush for border safety accord
Jan 1, 2002 12:00 PM
The American Trucking Associations has praised the Bush administration and congressional leaders for their success in negotiating a compromise agreement on highway safety issues that had threatened implementation of the trucking provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
“This is great news for the American trucking industry and our ATA motor carriers,” said William Canary, ATA president and chief executive officer. “It gives us the open borders we need to freely do our job of moving freight and helping to rebuild the US economy. It maintains the safety requirements that we have insisted on all along, that trucks entering the US from Mexico must meet the same safety standards that we do.”
According to the ATA-produced American Trucking Trends 2002, 84% of goods moved between the United States and Mexico are moved by truck, as are 73% of goods moved between the United States and Canada.
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