Experts predict that 30 percent of drivers could be affected by new CSA proposals
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) recently unveiled a new program that is geared toward making the profession less dangerous. However, opponents to this new Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) plan say that it will damage the progress they have already made in the industry.
New rules help promote trucking safety and protect freight companies by introducing driver and fleet safety metrics that help customers choose a carrier based on their ratings, according to The Packer.
However, under these new guidelines, a limit on the number of consecutive hours an operator can be on the road has dropped slightly, which experts say could potentially negatively impact 30 percent of drivers.
"We have been preparing for what we believe will be a very tight truck market by focusing on expanding our carrier capacity, primarily by providing technology solutions for carriers that will make it attractive and easy to do business with us," Kerry Byrne, executive vice president of Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics, told the news source.
According to the FMCSA, more than 9,300 compliance reviews were carried out at the federal level, while more than 6,000 occurred. These inspections are part of the FMCSA's new proposal on regulating the industry.
By Andie Martin
Thursday, March 10th, 2011
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) recently unveiled a new program that is geared toward making the profession less dangerous.