Friday Short Haul - Detention-time Comments, Truck Orders Decline, Diesel Fuel Shortage

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DaveW's Comment
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In this Friday Short Haul FMCSA deadline for comments coming up, truck orders are on the decline, and new maritime law will affect diesel fuel price and availability.

Friday Short Haul - Detention-time comments, truck orders decline, diesel fuel shortage

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
PackRat's Comment
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A study on detention time? Really? It has only been a problem since Teamsters were driving teams of miles pulling wagons, so all of a sudden let's do a study, get some data, give it to a bunch of geniuses that know nothing on the subject and expect a better outcome for the drivers via the DOT , the FMCSA , NHTSA? I find that both laughable and nauseating.

I do not want Big Brother getting involved "to help" anything concerning the free market. Their oversight, overreach, over budget, and over-promised tactics are not the help I want.

The carriers, the manufacturers and the wholesalers need to get together and figure this out on their own, on a case-by-case basis. This will not be a "one size fits all" solution.

How about they get the HOS topic fixed before starting another "crises"? How about the infrastructure fiasco? Where's the transportation spending bill we were all waiting for? Waiting so long that many have actually forgotten about it because it's not in the headlines, or the lead story on the news.

Enough. Getting too spun up.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rick C.'s Comment
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"Where's the transportation spending bill we were all waiting for? Waiting so long that many have actually forgotten about it because it's not in the headlines, or the lead story on the news."

Shot down by Congress last year--no money to pay for it. With the corporate tax cut and discretionary spending increases of the past two years the federal budget deficit has exploded and the debt has resumed ballooning.

Auggie69's Comment
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"Where's the transportation spending bill we were all waiting for? Waiting so long that many have actually forgotten about it because it's not in the headlines, or the lead story on the news."

Shot down by Congress last year--no money to pay for it. With the corporate tax cut and discretionary spending increases of the past two years the federal budget deficit has exploded and the debt has resumed ballooning.

Corporations pass on their tax burden to the consumer.

The Treasury has increased their take of money every year for the past 10 years. Last year was no different.

Obama rang up $17 Trillion in debt increase. We'll have to see if the same happens under Trump

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Up here in Wisconsin the state government has a history of robbing the Transportation Dept/ Fuel taxes to cover deficits in other areas. I don't know if other states do the same, but my guess is that they do. The Federal government probably does the same. And the infrastructure PackRat mentioned suffers.

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