The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has requested a rehearing on its challenge to the Department of Transportation’s cross-border trucking program between the U.S. and Mexico.
Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the legality of the pilot program to open U.S. borders to Mexican trucks. The court found that Mexico-domiciled trucks do not have to comply with federal safety requirements for vehicles introduced into interstate commerce.
The Teamsters have condemned the ruling.
“Our members who drive for a living should not have to put their lives at risk because dangerous trucks are allowed free use of our roads,” said Jim Hoffa, the Teamsters’ general president, in a written statement. “Nothing in the court’s decision says Mexican trucks will be safe.”