By Keith Laing - 06/05/13 06:11 PM EDT
The Obama administration has argued since the cross-border trucking program was introduced in 2011 that it would increase the efficiency of cargo shipments between the U.S. and Mexico.
However, the group argued that the standards for getting a commercial driver's license in the U.S. were more stringent than Mexico's.
“Truckers here face ever-increasing restrictions in the name of safety, while no such expectations are in place in Mexico,” OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer said in a statement announcing the appeal. “To allow access puts jobs at risk and endangers our highways.”