State Dept. Warns Against Trucker Travel in Mexico

Mexican Pilot Program 2012

Mexican Pilot Program 2012While the U.S. and Mexico continue to advance cross-border trucking, Americans are being warned by their government to avoid travel to several Mexican states, including two major states near the U.S. border.

Earlier this month, the U.S. State Department issued an updated travel warning for Americans traveling in Mexico. Transnational Criminal Organizations, including drug and human trafficking cartels, have continued to ramp up violence and crime along major routes in Mexico, the warning says.

As a result, crime and violence are serious problems throughout the country and can occur anywhere, the warning says. U.S. citizens have fallen victim to TCO activity, including homicide, gun battles, kidnapping, carjacking and highway robbery.

The warning goes on to recommend Americans drive only during daytime, avoid isolated roads, and use toll roads whenever possible.

Read more about this development from Land Line Magazine.