1st Mexican truck to enter US interior within days

SAN DIEGO (AP) - October 17, 2011

U.S. Reps. Duncan Hunter and Bob Filner say they'll take a bipartisan stand at the border Wednesday in San Diego to voice concerns about the bilateral pilot project that will allow approved Mexican trucks to come deep into the United States. Hunter is a San Diego-area Republican, while Filner is a Democrat whose district includes California's border with Mexico.

The two will join Teamsters union President James Hoffa and Todd Spencer, the owner-operator of the Independent Drivers Association. They say safety and American jobs are at risk.

Washington on Friday approved the first Mexican trucking company, Transportes Olympic, fulfilling a provision under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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