|CCTA reaches out to Mexican trucking industry|
|So. Membership Services Director|
|Written by Rudy Navarrete|
|Wednesday, 12 September 2012 10:18|
CCTA management and staff members, along with Sean Edgar, of Clean Fleets, met with about 20 Mexican trucking company owners and managers, August 29 in Mexicali, Mexico.
Not surprisingly, they expressed some of the same concerns heard from truckers north of the border. The group collectively operates about 500-600 trucks that run in the commercial zones and throughout the U.S., since some do possess U.S. operating authority because they are dual citizens. Some in attendance are active members of Camara Nacionel del Auto Transporte de Carga (CANACAR) – a Mexico-based trucking association.
Mexican truckers are working feverishly trying to comply with all of the confusing rules and regulations that CARB has imposed on the trucking industry regardless of where they are based. Many of the larger truck companies have invested millions of dollars to upgrade their fleets. Most have been promised financial assistance by the local air district yet have not received a dime (sounds familiar). This was a very common complaint, along with the lack of CARB border enforcement against those not abiding by the rules.
The company owners are concerned about recouping their investments while trying to compete with non-compliant trucking operators (sounds familiar). We hope to join forces with our Mexican counterparts and keep pushing CARB for answers and solutions to their very poorly planned compliance enforcement strategy.
We are scheduled to regroup for another meeting later this year and expect to have a couple of truckers from our Mexicali meeting attend our annual membership and board meeting in San Diego.
Find your passion
Some people go their entire life without truly finding their passion. T
hey are always searching for something that fulfills them physically and/or spiritually. Of course there are many, myself included, who are fortunate enough to find that one thing that they are passionate about.
Don’t wait until you pay off that loan, stop smoking and loose that weight or when the kids are out of the house to find your passion. Plant a garden, learn to cross stich, participate in a church group, help the less fortunate or learn to play a musical instrument. Some folks have a bucket list.
Maybe you will find your passion while checking off your bucket list. Don’t wait until tomorrow, because tomorrow may never come. If you’re always living in the future, you’re never really enjoying the present.