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18-Wheelers Enter Texas From Mexico: A Crash Waiting to Happen?

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News that the first semi-truck from Mexico has entered the U.S. was met with both cheers and jeers. Many believe that allowing the trucks to enter into border states such as Texas will help speed up shipping times. Currently, trucks loaded with cargo such as fresh vegetables have to unload at the border. The goods are then reloaded onto American trucks. This lengthy process is causing serious back-ups at the border. The issue has been compounded by an ongoing shortage of truck drivers in the United States.

 

Concern Over Safety Abound

 

Many safety advocates are concerned that allowing trucks and truckers from Mexico to travel freely in the U.S. could cause serious safety issues. Already, large semi-trucks crashes in Denton and across Texas result in injuries and deaths. We have to wonder, if American trucks are already too often unsafe, what will adding a new set of trucks and truckers to our highways do to crash rates?

 

The new program, part of the North American Free Trade Agreement, is operating under a trial period. Hopefully, the trial will not come at the cost of lives lost to serious trucking crashes.

 

While our Denton large truck crash attorneys are hopeful that the new program will not cause more crashes, we will be watching this story very carefully.

 

What do you think? Should the trucks be allowed into the U.S. or should the old restrictions stay in place?

 

If you have any questions, or have been involved in an 18 wheeler crash in Denton or surrounding areas, please do not hesitate to contact an attorney at the Hart Law Firm. As fierce advocates of the injured, we are here for you 24-7-365. When you need help, call 1.817.380.4888 for the attorneys that care.

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