Thousands of truckers in the United States lost their jobs in 2009. With the economy not getting any better and nothing on the horizon to suggest that it will, are American truckers being set up for employment termination for 2010? Is the proposed program, CSA2010 and the truck driver’s DAC Report combining forces to weed out thousands of experienced, higher paid drivers to bring in new drivers at a much lower pay scale? Are we preparing for an influx of new foreign drivers into the United States market by opening the Mexican border which would allow the trucking companies to move our freight at a much lower pay rate for drivers? Is this an economic attack against American drivers? Many believe that it is. One trucking company has stated that FMCSA expects 175,000 driver jobs will be lost when CSA2010 is implemented.
Working very quietly in the background, it has been reported that several trucking companies are having safety meetings telling some drivers that the FMCSA is planning to do a three year background check on all truck drivers DAC Report, state and company records. Based on the information found, the driver will be given a point rating. Drivers found to have three or more violations of any kind will be given an unfair rating and the trucking company will be forced to terminate the driver from their employment. A point can be assessed against the driver in relation to the proposed BMI (body mass index) of the driver and the other related point scale within the new CSA2010 regulations. It is our understanding that this data collection against American truckers will be complete by July, 2010. Furthermore, the large majority of this data will be provided by DAC Services, the corrupt agency which allows false information to remain on drivers reports.
Several months ago I mentioned this scenario to Donna, but never publicly announced it. Now, I am hearing the same concerns from others within the industry: “Is DAC Services and CSA2010 working together to force experienced, hire paid drivers out . . . to bring in drivers that can be paid at a lower rate?”
Will the Government now hold drivers responsible for operating poorly maintained company equipment? Will drivers be assessed violation points if their body weight is more than what the Government says it should be? Is the FMCSA going to take the word of HireRight DAC Trucking Services?
Is this a Governmental attack against American truck drivers to make room for lower paid, foreign drivers?
What do you believe is going on with CSA2010 and the DAC services?
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With the near destruction of the U. S. manufacturing industry and auto dealers going out of business on a near daily basis, the trucking industry is one of the largest sector of industry on the planet. Is this a way to ensure its survival?
Would the U. S. Government really do such a thing, or is this another “conspiracy theory?”
Read our updated post at: CSA2010 Severity and Point System Safety Rating for Truck Drivers
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