U.S. trade official boosts Mexican truck program

Frankin Lavin, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade said he expects the FMCSA Mexican truck program to begin in July

Frankin Lavin, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade said he expects the FMCSA Mexican truck program to begin in July at a Tuesday meeting sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Associated Press reported.

This comment gives the FMCSA a boost from within the Bush administration amidst intense scrutiny from interest groups involved with labor, highway safety, and the environment and Congress.

Currently FMCSA is facing a lawsuit filed by the Teamsters, Public Citizen, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. and environmental groups alleging that the demonstration project is being implemented illegally.

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