Roberto Gomez, 29, drives seven days a week, carrying produce from San Quintin, about four hours south of here. He is paid about $40 to $50 per trip. Because he's home so rarely, most weekends he takes his family along.
His wife, Alma, 29, said that the three kids -- little Alma, Maria Fernanda, 3, and 6-month-old Roberto -- love traveling with their father. Five in a cab doesn't seem excessive to her.
"It's a chance for us to be together," she said.
Gomez said he hasn't seen any change in border crossing procedures since the news of hepatitis A outbreaks and the announcement that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was going to detain shipments from Mexico.
If there is a slowdown or shutdown of onion production, he doesn't think it will affect him much.
"There are so many products grown in San Quintin," he said. "They are always harvesting something. I don't worry."