The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the trucking industry in the United States. It was established as a separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on January 1, 2000, pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. FMCSA is headquartered in Washington, DC and employs more than 1,000 people in all 50 States and the District of Columbia, all assigned to improving the safety of commercial motor vehicles (CMV).
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After looking at my data in CSA 2010 I find the system totally useless for the fact that when a driver is given a warning it as if he is guilty according to new system, which is a goal fault. On top of the I have many drivers who for so e reason are unable to fill out log book correctly. Although my company has never been given an OOS for this the dot csi 2010 system shows that we are insuffient in many categories but in turn safestat shows a 0 driver score and 42 scores for vehile. After 3 years of hard work and great safestat scores were does that leave a carrier when a new system psych as this comes In. This system is completely faulted and the biggest waste of us tax dollars I have ever seen. This county needs jobs and more industry at this point not NAZIS trying to make this a communist state and hurting what business has made it though these rough times at hand.
In 17 accident,Ticket free years OTR,I have haules alot of loads,but none as Sh..y as CSA2010.Being on both sides (O/O) & a company driver the CSA2010 is far from a reliable tool for competent carriers to rely on.Just another tool for “Big Brother”to get electric recorders in every truck.Thank goodness for Overdrive and Landline now for keeping us informed.
I have a problem with the lack of due process.
If an error is made, or a ticket is dismissed, it is up to the state DMV to remove it from the record and many of them aren’t going to want to spend the manhours to do it.
Even a “Data Q” challenge offers no relief from this conundrum, and that’s un-American and unfair.
It makes no sense to me how any previous actions (or lack of) OOS without a citation issued can effect someones safety rating. How can an individual be judged on prior actions not knowing that said actions would have penalties on ones character or reputation is beyond my concept of being lawful and correct…..we would have reacted differently knowing that a trlr tire w/a 2 inch flat spot (no steel showing) when it was discovered would have been immediately removed instead of left on the “company” trlr to get it back to the yard for capping. If the unit had been stopped with the flat spot on the pavement nothing would have been discovered and money would have been saved by dealing with the issue at the terminal. As usual the beat goes on and the driver gets their “JUST” assesstment “NOT”……….. when will it ever make any sense???
what happened to our constitution??no due process to be able to challenge a violation when a dot officer who is not ase certified to be a mechanic has the ability to shut down a truck for what he hears as an air leak but what it actually is, is an air leveling valve adjusting to the weight of him stepping off the step of the truck and is working properly but all he hears is air..leaking?? no moving,draining,evacuating?? so if you called a mechanic who is certified and can see that the devise is working properly he can sign off that this is in fact a bogus write up.you should be free to continue with your trip..but we need to spend the money to have the mechanic come and do all that it takes to free you from the corruption of the fmcsa…well that! my fellow readers is the america that we allowed..
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