Just today a FMCSA Assistant Director speaks at a Congressional hearing, citing CSA is working as planned?
It was just two and a half years ago on the Dave Nemo Show, a Sirius and XM Satellite Radio Program that I predicted that the FMCSA would be sued over their CSA program. On Monday, July 16, 2012, ASECTT (the Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation) together with four trade associations and twelve other named plaintiffs filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit against the FMCSA. They are seeking judicial review of the Agency’s “New Resources Available for Shippers, Brokers, and Insurers,” issued on May 16, 2012.
One other attorney yesterday, announced he too would bring suit against the FMCSA and its leader Ray LaHood.
After three independent studies the information on how the CSA Safety Program is working has been released. 100% of the researchers agreed that the CSA plan was judged not to reduce crashes on American highways! Ray LaHood may not be an idiot but he sure looks like one because of these reports. Get this, Ray then sends his employee to speak to congress and reports exactly the opposite about his CSA program. The FMCSA is claiming the program is working great!
With that in mind Ray LaHood, Anne Ferro and hopefully some others at FMCSA will be held responsible for the greatest failure of justice in American history. A collection of the craziest rules ever enforced against American Citizens in the history of our country has been used in an attempt to destroy the trucking industry.
CSA does not reduce or impact crashes. Tens of thousands of drivers and carriers have been closed down, harassed or forced to spend billions of dollars replacing equipment and training everybody from the CEO to the mice hiding under the office furniture.
Ray LaHood and Anne Ferro should resign their jobs and bury their 2 heads in the sand and hope they grow together and create one with a complete brain.
Now that I got that off my chest I would also like to say that a lot of the CSA rules are good for safety and the industry might consider keeping the parts that will make the industry safer and more profitable for carriers and drivers.
The FMCSA might consider taking full control of the regulation of driver pay and shipping cost so that drivers don’t have to drive fast to make a living and carriers don’t have to discount freight prices and be penalized when delivery times are not possible without breaking laws.
Transportation should look at operating like a conventional business and that alone would make trucking much safer.
Some Brokers have operated in this industry acting no better than pimps selling the services of Owner Operators while robbing them of all their profits at the end of the day.
Hey Ray, Your program does not work as promised. You persecuted drivers and carriers when they couldn’t make a living trying to follow rules made by a man who has a total disregard of human rights. Go home Mr. and take Anne and the rest of your yes people with you. You have done enough damage in this industry, Go Away!