Truckers Waiting at Intl. Bridge: No Outhouses for Hours
PHARR - Truckers waiting at Rio Grande Valley international bridges say they’re upset they can’t go to the bathroom for hours.
Customs and Border Protection officers were moved off the bridges to assist with immigrant-related tasks, making bridge wait-times longer than normal.
“Sometimes you’ve really got to go to the bathroom, but you’ve also got to say in traffic. That’s the problem for the truck drivers right now,” says one of the truckers.
Truck driver, Hector Luis Gomez, says he has to wait at least four hours in his truck when traveling through the Pharr International Bridge.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke to Pharr Bridge Director Luis Bazan about the issue.
He says they’re doing the best they can, but his bridge is down 15% to 20% manpower on the customs receiving side.
“We highly recommend the truck drivers that are shipping products for big corporations use the restroom at the point of origin," says Bazan.
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