Mexico to Route Rail Line Through New Mexico, Not Texas
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s border crackdown is generating fresh backlash, with Mexico’s economy minister announcing that a new rail line to the U.S. would now go via New Mexico instead of the Lone Star State.
Trucking, Economic Experts Weigh Impact of Texas Border Bottlenecks
Financial reverberations from days’ worth of bottlenecks at the border between Texas and Mexico will be felt for months, trucking and economic experts said.April 21, 2022
Border Inspections Lost Texas $4.2 Billion, Economist Says
DALLAS — Long wait lines for trucks at the border after Gov. Greg Abbott ordered increased inspections cost Texas more than $4.2 billion in goods and services and the equivalent of 36,000 jobs, a report from Texas economist Ray Perryman said April 20.
Texas Halts Inspections That Led to Border Gridlock
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on April 15 repealed his traffic-clogging immigration order that backed up commercial trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border, after a week of intensifying backlash and fears of deepening economic losses.
ATA Calls on Texas Governor to Stop ‘Senseless Inspections’
The head of American Trucking Associations is calling on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to end the truck inspection initiative he recently launched at the state’s border with Mexico, chastising the plan for the crippling effect it is having on the economy, and trucking in particular.April 15, 2022
Texas Moves to Ease Border Gridlock Over ‘Sense of Urgency’
AUSTIN, Texas — The logjam of trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border finally began breaking April 14 after nearly a week as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott eased off his latest dramatic action over immigration that has gridlocked some of the world’s busiest trade ports and taken a mounting economic toll.
TXTA Chief: Driver Wait Times at Border Becoming a Burden
The discomfort of drivers having to wait long hours to enter Texas from Mexico should be considered amid the focus on freight delays resulting from Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent directive to enhance border safety inspections, says the head of the Texas Trucking Association.April 14, 2022
Mexican Truck Exports Plunge 80% as Border Blockade Persists
Mexican semi-truck exports to the U.S. have slumped 80% in a matter of days as a border blockade to protest Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s stepped-up vehicle inspections drags on.
Abbott to Halt Some Truck Inspections on Border Snarl
Texas will halt some vehicle inspections at the U.S.-Mexico border after a protest against Gov. Greg Abbott’s crackdown provoked protests that halted some crucial food and equipment shipments.
Texas Ag Commissioner Blasts Governor’s Border Crackdown
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller blasted Gov. Greg Abbott’s “catastrophic” crackdown on cross-border trucking and warned it will lead to food shortages in the second-largest U.S. state.April 13, 2022