Mar 08,2007 00:00
Hoffa Raises Serious Concerns about Public Safety, National Security
"First it was the Dubai Ports debacle, now it's the cross-border trucking debacle," Hoffa said. "President Bush consistently risks our national security by giving unfettered access to
Hoffa questioned the logic behind the implementation of this pilot program while serious safety and security issues remain unresolved.
"The Bush administration is playing Russian roulette with highway safety and national security," Hoffa said. "The resources do not exist to carry out an aggressive oversight and enforcement program."
The Teamsters Union has led efforts to keep the border closed for the past 12 years. Just two years ago, the Department of Transportation Inspector General found that the Mexican government and Mexican motor carriers did not meet congressionally mandated requirements."The Mexican government has had 15 years to address truck safety and they have failed miserably," Hoffa continued. "They have had 15 years to implement a national computer system like the