Truck Leasing Task Force

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Howdy, y'all!

I figured we'd have a really good group of folks up in here, that might be interested in being a part of this task force.

It's actually a roll out, from the FMCSA , today: Application(s) for TLTF.

Let me (usn's) know what you think, and if anyone here is interested in being a part of this.

Thanks always!

~ Anne ~

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.
George B.'s Comment
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Just being devils advocate. So throwing out this question,"Should the government play a role in truck leasing?" I like the idea of the task force personally, but the hippie in me hates big government!embarrassed.gif rofl-3.gif rofl-3.gif

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Just being devils advocate. So throwing out this question,"Should the government play a role in truck leasing?" I like the idea of the task force personally, but the hippie in me hates big government!embarrassed.gif rofl-3.gif rofl-3.gif

Very. Good. Point.

Taken.

~ Anne ~

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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Good initiative, poor judgement. Consenting adults enter into these legal agreements every day, despite countless warnings here and elsewhere that misery and negative paychecks are their only outcome. The companies who lease get an employee who pays for their own maintenance, repairs and insurance while they skim off the top from every load dispatched. The poor drivers who enter into these agreements want to be owner operators without the financial and legal hurdles involved with just going under their own authority.

While I'm curious what a government approved lease might look like I doubt that it will actually remove any of the obstacles the government and the ATA have been putting in place since the 80's for independent truckers. Pete isn't a, "slash the red tape and let the free markets work their magic" kind of guy. I would be shocked if his efforts didn't create at least one new department within DOT , SEC or the DOJ. I have a hard time picturing a government approved solution that would make becoming a L/O a good idea.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

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.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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I NEVER Trust a damn thing out of our government, as far as I can spit. Didn't watch link not interested lol I shoulda been a hippy in a past life haha

PackRat's Comment
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Remember two big "Truckers Protest On DC" events ago, around the beginning of the Scamdemic? Remember one of the "issues" from that group was "lying brokers"? Big Government was going to form a task force for that, too.

What was the result?

PJ's Comment
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Or the study pothole Pete was going to have done on the parking shortage.

Davy A.'s Comment
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One of the biggest lies; I'm from the government and I'm here to help you.

George B.'s Comment
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Rethinking this if the government is going to get into regulating lease agreements and wanting a task force who better than this "unruly" group to get their knowledge and opinions in the door of government regulations?

PackRat's Comment
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Rethinking this if the government is going to get into regulating lease agreements and wanting a task force who better than this "unruly" group to get their knowledge and opinions in the door of government regulations?

Just like we have commented, sat on boards, petitioned Congressional representatives, created videos, whined, cried, and complained for 50+ years about the lack of parking?

Big Government: "We will form a committee and perform a study on this matter...."

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