FMCSA Adds Underride Guards To List Of Inspection Items

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DaveW's Comment
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Some 68 years after first being mandated for heavy trucks, and about 53 years after notoriously featuring in a famous actress' death, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a new rule requiring that rear underride guards must be examined as part of a truck's annual inspection.

FMCSA adds underride guards to list of inspection items

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.

Dm:

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.

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.
Rick S.'s Comment
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How about car drivers STOP TRYING TO "DRAFT" TRUCKS, like they were on a NASCAR track? It's a fact that most rear-end-collisions are the fault of the trailing driver - due to speed, inattentiveness and TAILGATING.

And all these low-profile rollerskate electric cars are still going to get eaten up in a rear-ender with a trailer - EVEN WITH a DOT Bumper. There's really not a "set requirement" under the regs for "impact resistance", just that they have to be present and in good repair. Many of the trailer companies have come out with "enhanced under guard bumpers" in recent years - but, IF YOU HIT A TRAILER HARD ENOUGH - YOU ARE GETTING DECAPITATED - I don't care how strong the bumper is.

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Driver who killed 5 cyclists loses license, faces severe penalties...

In his post-accident testing Barson registered positive for amphetamine. He also had a level at 10 times the lawful amount of methamphetamine in his system.

Curiosity begs the question - JUST WHAT IS THE LEGAL AMOUNT OF METHAMPHETAMINE? Outside of Oregon that is...

Jeeze...

Rick

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.

Jammer a's Comment
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I was just gonna say didn’t know there was a leg as l s as mount and Oregon ca are just you know different I don’t ever use them for examples lol

How about car drivers STOP TRYING TO "DRAFT" TRUCKS, like they were on a NASCAR track? It's a fact that most rear-end-collisions are the fault of the trailing driver - due to speed, inattentiveness and TAILGATING.

And all these low-profile rollerskate electric cars are still going to get eaten up in a rear-ender with a trailer - EVEN WITH a DOT Bumper. There's really not a "set requirement" under the regs for "impact resistance", just that they have to be present and in good repair. Many of the trailer companies have come out with "enhanced under guard bumpers" in recent years - but, IF YOU HIT A TRAILER HARD ENOUGH - YOU ARE GETTING DECAPITATED - I don't care how strong the bumper is.

0109525001609336163.jpg

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Driver who killed 5 cyclists loses license, faces severe penalties...

In his post-accident testing Barson registered positive for amphetamine. He also had a level at 10 times the lawful amount of methamphetamine in his system.

double-quotes-end.png

Curiosity begs the question - JUST WHAT IS THE LEGAL AMOUNT OF METHAMPHETAMINE? Outside of Oregon that is...

Jeeze...

Rick

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.

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