CSA DOES NOT WORK

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by HopeOverMope, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. HopeOverMope

    HopeOverMope Road Train Member

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    I made a video after being put out of service tonight. If you agree with anything being said please share this video around Facebook pages and with others so MORE people can be aware of this skewed against small carriers CSA system and how it impacts us. Remember this year the report came out that fmcsa admitted “that csa does not accurately predict crash probability” and that it needs to be scrapped or revised. Was supposed to be improved late 2019 but never did.
     
  2. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Man that blows. They definatly need to get rid of that nonsense system. I dont got facebook or none of that stuff but love the video and definatly agree with everything u say . Roll on brother and be safe out there
     
  3. HopeOverMope

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    Thanks, & will do!
     
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  4. ZVar

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    I got too much to do to waste 18 minutes watching a video when you can post what happened, and I can read it in 2.

    Why did you get placed OOS, and in what way did CSA contribute to that?
     
  5. HopeOverMope

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    I was rallying for US in that video, and it’s easy to watch. Plus this video is for YouTube, lawmakers, state police, whomever and not everybody is hip to what’s going on out here. I really shouldn’t respond to this since I did the work to make the video and you want me to make it convenient for you. Cause I doubt you will do anything but blame me. Whatever, I talk about push over (cheerleader) truckers too in the vid, be that you or not, it’s hard to hear tone through people’s text on forums sometimes

    CSA is skewed against small carriers. DOT is not educated or doesn’t care about the impact their “judgement calls” have on our ability to do further business and insurance rates. That’s the connection. The question you ask me is one of those self indicting questions lawyers try to ask. I guess the answer is CSA has nothing to do with me being out of service and that’s the problem. These two systems are not working on tandem. And not ACCOUNTING for safety, only violations.

    I am the end result of a safer highway. No moving violations, no accidents, I know my truck n trailer like the back of my hand. I have a creeper. I go under the truck, I check steering, brakes, lights, leaks. I wrench on my own truck. I carry tools, and parts. I drive 60-65mph in the right lane by myself. AND I actually enjoy what I do! I look forward to it!

    I just put all new brake chambers (yes all new cans every position), S-Cam’s on the truck and trailer before I left out (2days ago), 2 new air bags, a leveling valve that was barely leaking, 4 new trailer tires, 4 new rims. About 5k worth of PREVENTIVE maintenance I paid for.

    one of the brake lines going to a new can wasn’t tight all the way. I let one of my shops do it, and I should of done it myself. I tested for applied air leaks before I left home, 2 days ago. I tightened the hose a turn and a half, done. No leak. OOS. My first one in two years on my own authority. Now I’m 100% OOS rate, and have the most dangerous score in trucking. More dangerous then the mega companies who caused fatality accidents this week and had many OOS. I take accountability for the air leak, it’s still my fault I guess. But my SAFETY is not being accounted for, my hard earned $ I invest back into my operation (preventively) is not being accounted for, and this whole thing has a HIGH TENDENCY to be petty, uneffective, and leave the unsafe companies and the unskilled drivers on the road. Why? Because they have more trucks and the proportions are in their favor. Real safety would have been noticing my effort, my great tires, my new brakes, my name on the door, my clean appearance, my company shirt, my organized paperwork, and say “driver what do you want to do about this little leak, you got some wrenches? Want see if it’s something small real quick”, fix it, and send me on my way no csa. if this doesn’t resonate with you then I don’t know what to say. I would of took the revised csa system that was supposed to be in place October 2019, where it accounted for more than just vehicle “maintenance”. But they didn’t keep their word.

    by the way, the same state police that said all he wanted to do was keep the highways safe, after I tightened the hose I go back inside and ask if he wants to check it before I leave, he says no your good just sign off for it. Didn’t even check to see if I was lying, he “really cared about safety”
     
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  6. ZVar

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    Yes it does blow for the small carrier with no inspections. Well, at least now your score will be going down from the extra effort of more inspections at every weigh station you pass. You know, instead of dealing with the fools that drive falling apart equipment going around scales.

    Company my brother in law works for delivering propane almost got put OOS for CSA scores. Their sin? They employee about 80% farmers who flatly refuse to wear seal belts.
    You can argue if seat belts are a good thing or not, I don't care. The point is the company almost got shut down because of tickets the drivers were more than willing to pay if they got one.
     
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  7. wichris

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    So the one and only time you have ever been inspected they found something wrong?
     
  8. scottied67

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    If you want people to watch your video, absolutely make it convenient for them. Video title was about being put out of service and it opens with spices going into some food or something. I need to be hooked into the video within 10 seconds or I'm fast forwarding to skim through it and if it still does not hook me with interesting content, I will move on to another video that will interest me.
     
  9. HopeOverMope

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    That’s fine and thanks for the tip. I had to throw a light moment in there to show I’m human before I started ripping into it. I usually put my funny clip at the end.
     
  10. HopeOverMope

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    Basically yes. First time under my own authority yup...
     
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