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Undocumented migrants found in semi-truck by Texas border agents

Six undocumented migrants were discovered concealed within a semi truck at a Texas checkpoint, the Laredo Morning Times reports.

What happened: On February 4th, at approximately 5 p.m., border agents at the Interstate 35 checkpoint found five migrants hidden under a sleeper mattress and one locked inside a cabinet after inspecting the truck driven by Iram Garcia Ledezma who initially claimed he was traveling solo to San Antonio.

Driver's stance: Ledezma, who refused to comment without legal representation, has been charged with the transport and conspiracy to transport undocumented individuals.

Big picture: Attempts to smuggle individuals across the border can involve significant risks and often result in legal consequences for the drivers involved.

The aftermath: The migrants and Ledezma were taken into custody following the incident.

FMCSA studies detention time's impact on trucker safety and efficiency

FMCSA initiates a study to understand the impact of shipping delays on truck driver safety and commercial vehicle operations, focusing on detention time and its effects on compliance, safety, and economic costs.
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Falls Township considers 'trucker village' amid traffic surge from trade center

Falls Township in Pennsylvania evaluates the creation of a 'trucker village' to support the increased truck traffic from the Keystone Trade Center, offering services like parking and repairs while addressing local infrastructure concerns.
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Senator Cruz's bill aims to protect trade at US ports of entry

Senator Ted Cruz's proposed bill aims to protect U.S. ports of entry from closures that disrupt truckers' ability to maintain crucial trade flows, backed by industry support amid economic and border security debates.
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