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Feb 7, 2017

TEAMSTERS & TRUMP * USA: Lobbyng to eliminate Mexican trucks operatory

* DC - Teamsters press Trump to drop NAFTA’s Mexican trucker provision

--- The Teamsters Union is lobbying President Donald Trump to eliminate a NAFTA provision that allows long-haul Mexican trucks to operate in the U.S. ... Teamsters General President James Hoffa discussed a contentious North American Free Trade Agreement provision that allows cross-border trucking trips originating from Mexico when he met with Trump on Jan. 11. The union, which has for years raised concerns about allowing Mexican trucks on U.S. highways, said Trump seemed open to the idea of rejecting the provision, if he moves forward with his campaign promise to renegotiate NAFTA... President Trump has yet to make any public statements indicating plans to eliminate the provision as part of a potential re-opening of the NAFTA agreement... The Teamsters are also fighting the provision in the courts. The union, along with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Inc., Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the Truck Safety Coalition is suing the Department of Transportation in an attempt to reverse the agency’s decision to allow Mexican trucks to operate in the U.S. ... 
Washington, DC, USA - Bloomberg BNA, by Stephanie Beasley - FEB 1st., 2017

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