Have An Opinion? I Know.. The Dang FMCSA Again.... But ?!?

Topic 31819 | Page 1

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
member avatar

Howdy, guys & gals!

Posted in 'diaries' first...mea culpa.

Just wondering, guys & gals. Not like the FMCSA ever 'really' listens; look at parking (or lack of.)

But, anyway.... they may just DO THIS, because .. they can ! (?!?)

Speed Limiter Mandate .. FMCSA wants to HEAR y'all!

Thoughts?!??!

~ Anne ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
member avatar

I responded. I also linked articles showing the dangers of split speed limits as well as articles relating to the fault found in accidents of semi trucks vs 4 wheelers. It comes to a point where when overall miles are taken into account, we are much safer overall than the general motoring public yet idiots with money and lobbyists in their pockets at the ATA think they will somehow have an impact. Maybe, just maybe, they should put more focus on educating the general public, rather than pointing the finger at us every step of the way.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

Speed limiters will make us all safer just like the ELDs did.....NOT.

I'm all for it, right after they are required for all the 4 wheelers and 2 wheelers.

G-Town's Comment
member avatar

Dragon and PackRat… I echo your thoughts on this. Totally agree. Trying to solve a problem that isn’t understood, almost always makes it worse.

Steve L.'s Comment
member avatar

The questions don’t even look like they’re asking for driver input, just logistics on how to implement.

It looks to me like an attempt to say they tried to engage drivers before they ram some idiotic plan down our throats. Typical government bs. ☹️

Bruce K.'s Comment
member avatar

The company I drive for limits my speed. They have decades of trucking experience with thousands of trucks and drivers.

I trust their judgement. What I don’t trust is the ignorant government pencil pushers trying to further impose regulations.

Bird-One's Comment
member avatar

I’ll trust my own judgement. I haven’t had a governor for all but two months of my career and have been just fine. And those two months were Schneider.

The company I drive for limits my speed. They have decades of trucking experience with thousands of trucks and drivers.

I trust their judgement. What I don’t trust is the ignorant government pencil pushers trying to further impose regulations.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
member avatar

Thanks, y'all.

I'm just following along, and learning (or churning) as well.

Appreciate it. Interesting, at best, eh?

~ Anne & Tom ~

(Yeah, the ole' guy is off today....!)

ps: Stevo Reno ... I DIDN'T say 'Fat Guy!' (he's losing weight!)

I responded. I also linked articles showing the dangers of split speed limits as well as articles relating to the fault found in accidents of semi trucks vs 4 wheelers. It comes to a point where when overall miles are taken into account, we are much safer overall than the general motoring public yet idiots with money and lobbyists in their pockets at the ATA think they will somehow have an impact. Maybe, just maybe, they should put more focus on educating the general public, rather than pointing the finger at us every step of the way.

I'm definitely going to look for yours; hopefully it's viewable to the 'motoring public.' Thanks!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Taylor T.'s Comment
member avatar

I commented. Last thing is drivers need is more damn regulations. The damn four wheelers are causing most of the accidents on the roads, but let's punish the truck drivers.

If they impose speed limiters, I am 100% going to be that guy they gets next to the truck in the other lane and rides next to him/her for 100 miles. Sorry not sorry. If we all do it it won't take long for the government to change their minds about this dumb idea.

Sorry not sorry.

Bruce K.'s Comment
member avatar

I commented. Last thing is drivers need is more damn regulations. The damn four wheelers are causing most of the accidents on the roads, but let's punish the truck drivers.

If they impose speed limiters, I am 100% going to be that guy they gets next to the truck in the other lane and rides next to him/her for 100 miles. Sorry not sorry. If we all do it it won't take long for the government to change their minds about this dumb idea.

Sorry not sorry.

Clogging up the lanes is a recipe for road rage. If I encounter a truck running at my speed, I just get behind him and let my cruise control do all the work and worrying.

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More