New highway bill contains regulation to reform the FMCSA

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by snowwy, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    i'm surprised no one has posted on this matter yet.

    It was on landline now radio. and i think it was headed by senator deb fisher of nebraska.
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  3. TruckDuo

    TruckDuo Road Train Member

    Oct 21, 2012
    Chicago, IL
  4. imup4it

    imup4it Light Load Member

    Oct 13, 2014
    Tell us more about it!
  5. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    they didn't get into much details. just talked about the 34 suspension and only 2 senators want it back. the csa BS and the crash rating BS. and how that driver in cincinatti is being CSA punished over that bridge that fell on him as he was just driving down the highway. and how he's a bad risk for future crashes now.

    stupid bs.
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  6. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    california norte
    FMCSA says it's too much trouble to determine fault in crashes that's why they put a point on the driver and carrier as a crash risk. I forget who asked Foxx about it or was it Darling, but they asked them if they really didn't know whether the driver was at fault or not when a bridge fell on his truck lol. It's in this weeks truck paper you can pick up at the TA/Petro or Jubitz.
  7. russtrucker

    russtrucker Road Train Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    Central PA
    Their missing suspect of crashes are four wheelers. They cut in front of truck not giving some space, Middle fingers, and brake testing on trucks.
  8. Frghter Century 12.7 Detr

    Frghter Century 12.7 Detr Light Load Member

    Mar 6, 2015
    Well that guy in Cincinatti is in way better shape than the Canadian trucker that knock the Skagnit Bridge in Washington State and now the State of Washington is suing all involved with that load for 17 million dollars!
  9. Dr_Fandango44

    Dr_Fandango44 Road Train Member

    Aug 27, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Well of course its too much trouble. Anything to get out of real hard work. After all, it's not their CDL that's at stake.
    Can we expect anything sensible come out of the mouths of any of these clowns, except their own brand of arrogance. The FMCSA has been a total waste of time and money.
    And as we all know. It has had zero effect on the accident rates or anything to do with safety.
    But whenever ANY Govt agency gets involved in solving a problem, they in turn manage to screw it up and/or make it worse.
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  10. dca

    dca Road Train Member

    May 31, 2011
    There's more online in a search using key words like FMCSA Reform . FMSCA Reform pulls up some different related articles.
  11. Aggravated Owner

    Aggravated Owner Light Load Member

    Aug 19, 2014
    Are there people within this industry that offer a counterpoint voice for you guys and gals? I'm not familiar with some aspects of this industry, however, I have to believe someone, somewhere offers a voice of reason and common sense to those who continue to strangle hold this industry. And, I'm not talking about unions, I'm simply talking about people who speak for you O/O's and small carrier businesses.

    For a industry that is beyond important for the very survival of this country, it floors me to no end how quick it's S&!t on by politicians and other big wigs who try with all their might to destroy the fabric it's made of, not to mention the fact of truckers that try to ruin it from the inside out.

    The dysfunction of the whole system is pathetic.
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