I don’t give a rat’s ass what anybody is telling us about NAFTA, these are loads coming from South America, why isn’t every damn one of them being thoroughly searched? I’m talking about doors open, load searched for personnel, weapons or any other kind of support that could easily be brought into America.
As a driver myself for over 12 years now, I’ve NEVER been searched, I mean doors open, load searched, not just waived through, like I have been for over twelve years. All they do is look at the paper work, give you the waive, and get back to the doughnuts and coffee. Sure they have the supposed super duper radar that is supposed to see through the walls of the trailer and see a picture of what’s inside, but this doesn’t mean squat, to me a proper search is open doors, moving around things and taking a good look.
Some trailers are dropped in yards across the border, these are coming directly from Mexico by Mexican drivers, sit there until another driver is ready to hook onto it and drive off into the sunset with the load. Why aren’t these trailers being searched? Other loads are picked up after they are unloaded at distribution centers near the border, and immediately reloaded for destinations north, same driver, we never see what’s being loaded because we stay inside the truck as they are being unloaded and reloaded.
We are normally so damn tired, getting into the facilities is the last thing we want to do, we crawl back into the sleeper and nap, one of the rare times we have to do this. Most of the time we aren’t allowed into the facility. Many times the facility is kept at near freezing temperatures as we are picking up frozen products requiring us to keep our trailers at freezing temps, perfect for hiding equipment that can handle freezing temps, ammo, guns etc, as long as they are packaged correctly. The personnel who are loading us at these border facilities are Mexican 99.999 percent of the time. The personnel loading these trucks are dressed in clothing like you would see a mountain climber wear as he is scaling Mount Everest.
There is so much opportunity to load these trucks with enemy support that it would make you all sick to your stomachs. I’ve never seen any of our military, or anybody else for that matter efficiently search a truck, sure we read about it when it comes to “The OCCASIONAL” truck found with 40 or 50 people crammed inside, half dead from exposure, but I can guarantee you, another 200 trucks were just waived off. Drugs are also “OCCASIONALLY” found, but that is a joke as well.