DHS Says Security Won’t Lessen When Trucks Enter From Mexico

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EL PASO, Texas — The Transportation Department’s pilot project allowing a limited number of Mexican carriers to access U.S. highways would not diminish security at the border, Michael Jackson, deputy secretary of Homeland Security, said at a Feb. 23 press conference.He also said the countries re-mained far apart on the issue of allowing Mexican drivers to haul hazardous materials within the United States.“This program will not diminish in any way whatsoever the strong commitment we have to maintaining the secure movement of freight across our borders,” Jackson said, adding that U.S. inspectors already have “multiple tools” to examine trucks and assess the risks they may pose.For the full story, see the March 5 print edition of Transport Topics. Subscribe today.


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