Agency to study driver pay connection to safety

| August 28, 2014

dockDoes driver pay correlate with safety?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Aug. 28 it hopes to find an answer to that question.


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The agency is accepting public comment for 60 days, starting Aug. 29, on its planned study, in which it says it will analyze the safety consequences of the method in which drivers are paid, not necessarily the amount.

“Should the study show that there is a relationship between the methods drivers are paid and the methods’ effect on safe driving performance, a potential benefit of the study will…help [carriers] make more informed decisions about safe operations,” according to a Federal Register notice scheduled for publication Aug. 29.

The study will be conducted through an online survey, FMCSA says, and will try to find whether there’s a connection between how drivers are paid and their driving behavior.


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The agency will select at random carriers to participate, who will be notified with a letter. An email will then be sent to the participants that contains a link to the questionnaire.

The results will be made public sometime next year, FMCSA says.

Click here to make a public comment on the study on The agency will begin accepting comments Aug. 29.

  • Tornado

    Point out where I said anything about me driving a school bus.
    I mentioned a school bus a few times but never indicated in any way that I drove a school bus.
    To attribute just the mention of a school bus to mean I drove one clearly shows your thought process and reiterates my theory that you missed even the most basic levels of education.


    Ha! Ha! Ha!


    Every truck driver will look at both you as being stupid non – cdl driving trolls.

    Keep your desk job at the FMCSA. Your too stupid to operate any commercial motor vehicle.

    The FMCSA is full of dumbasses. You both fit there perfectly. Well I must get down the road and deliver some produce.

    Stay of the road Tornado & Jojo. Tru k drivers are allergic to your stupidity.


    Trying to educate??? I thought you were a comedian!!! Everything you’ve said is laughable!!!


    It’s stupid to me because 10.5 off duty till you can drive again is NOT on the rules.


    Now why are you talking about yourself. I already know you’re stupid.


    I studied for the tests and passed them. Where is YOUR CDL??? That’s what I thought…You don’t have one.


    Lol!!! Why so serious??? Did you get your CDL yet???


    You don’t understand??? Let me say it slowly T R U C K D R I V E R. Now Let that marinate in that waste you call a brain

  • jojo

    I’m not so sure that “bigman” is a man or a truck Driver.
    This person believes in Obama Care but doesn’t believe that Drivers should have better pay. I believe most safety advocates understand the unsafe nature of piece work wages.

    bm goes out of the way to intimidate and provoke an argument. Acting as an idiot driver with hopes of initiating an argument, this person hopes to prove a point that We Drivers are Neanderthals.

    The fact that bm keeps attempting to place the spotlight on us as outsiders strongly indicates to me that it is bm who is the outsider. This along with the appearance that bm has little or no working knowledge of the HOS and the wage history of Drivers.

    I’ve ignored bm’s conversation for 10 days and this person has attempted to draw me back in with insults. Why? Could it be that BM has something to gain by suppressing my thoughts and ideas concerning Co OTR Drivers wages?
    Pat Hockaday
    Tornado, it is my desire to help improve this industry so I have little desire to be discredited by lowering myself to bm’s level.

    Back in the day when the BIG radios used to agitate and aggravate, I,d tell the other Drivers to be thankful that these radio rambos were talking crap because that meant that they weren’t out molesting the children or raping the women! strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.