DOT and FMCSA administrators/managers

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by n-p-a, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. n-p-a

    n-p-a Bobtail Member

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    Just curios if these folks have even had a CDL? How did they got those positions? Nepotism?
     
  2. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I only know of one FMCSA employee that had a CDL he has long retired. Most get their jobs from posting on places like USAJOBS.GOV.
     
  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Nope and nope and nope.

    They are typical high GS scale wheels in the blessed Government Service. Constantly pushing around regulations that dictate or complicate the workings of everything God has made perfect since Genesis. He did not need a FMCSA back then.

    //TEASE, bordering on blasphemy. Show me a Ivory tower chief with full CDL and a lifetime of trucking up there and I would be more than happy to help out. But in the mean time i can only tease them. Its not credible to have many chiefs who has never touched a 18 wheeler in their work regulating same.
     
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  4. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Medium Load Member

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    Do you need a CDL to decide wether or not there's tape on a hose.
     
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  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    No, and you don't have to be an aircraft pilot to work on aircraft engines.
     
  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Aren’t they mostly appointed?
     
  7. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    No. Most are simple civil service jobs. I don't think there are any current openings. When you get into the political appointment level you are talking about very high ups. The average FMCSA civil servant is just on a wage scale and it almost takes an act of God to fire them once they hit that first year on the job.
     
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  8. Long FLD

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    Then what’s stopping people in this industry from getting out of a truck and pursuing a government job? The number one complaint seems to be “they have no idea” yet rarely if ever do you hear about someone who goes after these positions when there’s an opening.
     
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  9. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Absolutely nothing. As I said in my first reply, I know of a guy that did just that. There are different jobs within the FMCSA, and each has it's own job requirements. Because I can find no current job openings I am unable to post the text of what they require.
     
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  10. n-p-a

    n-p-a Bobtail Member

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    That’s got me the idea, when I know in my heart that I have enough experience/s and knowledge about the trucking business, might as well attempt to look for jobs at theses offices, who knows I might landed a good lucrative position.
     
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