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Truck Drivers Face Big Problems with CSA 2010

Rickey Gooch of PrePaid Legal Services

Rickey Gooch of PrePaid Legal Services

How serious is the FMCSA’s CSA 2010 for truck drivers and trucking companies?  While many truckers and trucking companies have taken a “wait and see” attitude, Rickey Gooch of PrePaid Legal Services, Inc., and Justice for Truckers, continues to address the seriousness of this new safety initiative.

Mr. Gooch was our special guest on Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio, on Thursday, August 12th, 2010.

The discussion took a more in-depth look into the CSA 2010 and why he sees it as the most serious law to ever hit the trucking industry, with the intentions of the FMCSA being to “absolutely remove drivers from the industry.”

Did you miss the live broadcast?  Not a problem . . . catch it from our show archives, or right here :

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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4 Responses to Truck Drivers Face Big Problems with CSA 2010. - Post a Comment

  1. john hilburn

    i just got put out of service at seymour indiana i was driving for 9 hours when i tried to stop at the rest area on i 65 south of indianapolis their was no parking so i went down to truck stop and no parking so i stoped at the scale house at seymour the sign said closed so i went in looking for a place to park and a dot officer came out and asked me for my log book and also asked me what i was doing their i told her that i was looking for a place to take my ten hour break becouse i only had one hour left to drive and she said that i cld not park at the scale so i went inside while she was going through my log book and she said that she was putting me out of service becouse i looked tired! I still had an hour to drive legally and she still put me out of service what gives her the right to put me out of service for driving while fatigued? I thought i was doing the right thing by pulling off and taking my break all this csa 2010 is is a another way for them to screw with us! Now i half to find a way to fight this violation that she gave me for no reason at all i didnt break any laws and now im gonna get punished for trying to do the right thing? Im sick and tired of this crap iv been driving for 11 years never an accident and never any trouble i just got my own athority and it took me ten years of my life to finally get my own truck and trailer and for what to deal with this crap! What can i do from a legal stand point please tell me do i need to file a law suit against the state of indiana? Im being rail roaded!

    • Allen Smith

      John, that is ridiculous. Call Paul Taylor of the Truckers Justice Center. He can advise you of any case you may have. I can not see how one can determine if a driver is tired or not, simply by going on their own personal opinion.

  2. Jose Arredondo

    In February I got a ticket for speeding in a workzone, which I was not speeding and I wasnt even stopped at the workzone, I was stopped at truck stop for a routine check. Well anyway I got my ticket dismissed by Indiana Court. I was suspended for two weeks from company because of company policies. I went back to work and on March 22nd I was suspended because the ticket appears on my company’s profile for CSA and on my PSP. As of today I am still not back to work. Company says that they will not put me back to work until this comes off their record? What can I do??

    • Allen Smith

      Your company should have worked with you on this since the ticket was dismissed.
      You can challenge the violation on your PSP ( you need to get a copy of your PSP and make sure it is indeed on there first) If it is on there, go to the FMCSA website and register with the DataQ system. Follow the directions on the website.

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