It’s interesting to read trucking industry folk discuss among themselves how best to prepare for the new regulations that are being imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). As we’ve discussed in prior posts, the new CSA 2010 regulations are moving forward – and the trucking industry is not happy about this.
There’s been litigation and threats of litigation. Still, FMCSA confidently moves forward with its efforts to make the roadways safer for truckers and those who share the roads with them. They’ve even set up an informative CSA 2010 website with lots of detail on what’s being done, and why. Statistics, deadlines, things like that, are provided.
Great Dane Trailers posted an article on its website that discusses these new regulations with its readers, pointing out that “… disruptions in the ranks of truck drivers may ultimately hamper the industry’s ability to continue any growth that has started, and the ongoing expansion of the economy as well,” and that “… all fleets will be challenged to completely rethink their safety management practices… a whole new game with new rules and a new field of play.”
Read the full article, and you understand that the trucking industry is nervous about how these new regulations are going to impact the bottom line as well as how nosy the federal government will become in trucking operations. It’s easy to see their position.
However, the goal is to keep truckers safe along with the public. Big rig wrecks are very dangerous and usually have fatalities involved. Hopefully, things will work for the better — and in what may be a subtle and optimistic sign of the future cohesiveness of CSA 2010’s implementation, the Great Dane Trailers article concludes with a link to download the free CSA 2010 Fact Sheet that is found on the FMCSA website.
You can download it here.