Do Mexican trucks pose a safety risk on U.S. highways?
Data on the crash experience of Mexican trucks are insufficient to determine if they have a higher crash risk than U.S. trucks. Past safety inspection data indicate that out-of-service rates for Mexican trucks were lower within California, a state with a stringent inspection program, than in the three other border states with less frequent inspections. However, within the past few years, more safety inspectors have been hired and border inspection facilities have been improved. Information from IIHS.