TECHAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Importers and exporters, who say that bottlenecks on commercial trucks at the border, will cost consumers much more expensive products and products coming from Mexico this Easter weekend, patience is running out.
All the delays are due to additional safety inspections of trucks bringing products to the United States, on behalf of Governor Greg Abbott.
It usually takes a truck 30 to 40 minutes to cross the border. But it takes a little closer to 12 hours. The point of suffocation in international trade is of great concern to the already broken supply chain in the country.
One transport and logistics company told CBS 11 about the damage the situation is doing to their business.
“Today we had one shipment, it arrived at 5:30 am. It’s now 7:15 and still hasn’t arrived,” said Richer Logistics Services owner Ermila Richer.
His company is engaged in import and export to Laredo and other border crossings. According to trucking experts, the most significant logs of all border crossings are observed on the Colombia-Solidarity bridge.
The queue of trucks stretches for kilometers.
Richard said the past six days have been a nightmare of trying to move the product from Mexico to the U.S. after additional border checks by order of Governor Ebat.
The trucks have already been inspected by U.S. Customs and the U.S. Department of Transportation, but now, according to Governor Ebat, the DPS is also conducting security inspections in hopes of stopping human smuggling cases.
“It got worse and worse. For the first couple of days, we thought it was temporary. ”
Imports and exports have been hit hard by additional inspections.
Exports to Mexico are also returning.
Richard said he expects to find fewer products on store shelves as well as higher prices.
“Households will try to go on the shelves at HEB, Walmart and Targets, and buy food and all the food and meat comes from Mexico. It’s just that the things you need on a daily basis will not be on the shelf. ”
There has been some talk that Abbott may be negotiating a plan with the governor of the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon to work out a plan for the DPS to back down if Mexican officials step up their actions, but it is unclear whether the plan will be refined.