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Trucking CSA 2010 Big Money Maker for States

CSA 2010 money maker

CSA 2010 money maker

The upcoming safety initiative for the trucking industry, CSA 2010 is beginning to show signs of becoming a big money maker for the States.  According to a report received from a driver, a Georgia state officer was reported as saying that the State of Georgia is currently in the process of hiring and training 200 – 300 law enforcement officers that will perform DOT inspections on truck drivers when trucks are pulled over for any type of violation within the CSA 2010 safety analysis.

Due to the recession, many municipalities experienced cutting back on police officers and other law enforcement personnel due to city, county and state budgets.  Thanks to the new safety plan for the trucking industry, it appears states are beginning to see a huge windfall of income.  If this is true, Georgia and other states that will surely follow, must be looking at CSA 2010 as their means of a new plan for profit.

If the state of Georgia can come up with enough money to hire, train and pay for 200 – 300 more officers, then they must be looking at CSA 2010 on paying the bill.  Of course, who will really be paying the bill are the truck drivers and the motor carriers.

Can you see the abuse of a new trucking safety plan taking place?   You can come up with new safety initiatives and programs every day to help stop unsafe behavior, but you can never stop political greed.

© 2010, Allen Smith. All rights reserved.

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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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  2. Rob

    Anyone who believes this Safety Blitz, DOT Checks , CSA and any other alphabet harassment agency is about , ahem .. ‘ Safety ‘ .. is not just fooling themselves, but a part of the problem in that they tolerate it.

    We’re a Rolling Tax Base …. wise up and wave a center-digit to any empty suit in DC or your State who proposes any Reg that affects your wallet.

    In ’01 the Exeter Twnsp. Fire Police had Route 422 east blocked with ‘ personal equipment ‘ funneling trucks into a shopping center parking lot for the Local and State DOT Nazi’s …. since that day, I refuse to donate to ANY Fire Company … I move aside for no Blue Lights …. Exeter Twnsp. screwed all Fire Depts. in my book.

    And that Boys + Girls is the type of retribution/ mentality we all need to keep in mind … screw me, screw you back.

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