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Teamsters will ask court to block letting Mexican trucks into U.S.

Washington (AP) _ The Teamsters Union says it'll ask a Federal Appeals Court to stop the Bush Administration from allowing Mexican trucks to carry cargo anywhere in the United States.

The Union said today it's learned from the Transportation Department's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that the first Mexican trucks would cross the border on Saturday.   Teamsters leaders said they'll seek an emergency injunction Wedensday from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

Since 1982, Mexican trucks have had to stop within a buffer border zone and transfer their loads to U.S. Trucks. Last week, the Bush Administration said it would start the cross-border program once the Transportation Department's Inspector General certifies safety and inspection plans.

Supporters of the Bush Administration plan say letting more Mexican trucks on U.S. Highways would save American consumers hundreds of millions of dollars.  But labor and driver-owner groups have been fighting the proposal, saying it would erode highway safety and eliminate U.S. jobs.

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