Tuesday, March 16, 2010

CSA 2010

Photo by: Tom Olliver

Do you drive a big truck? No, I don’t mean just those nice jacked up trucks, I mean the semi-trucks. You know the Big Rigs? If you do you should know about the CSA 2010, if not, you are about to be informed about the news affecting the trucking world.

The Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010, is a part of the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). The purpose of the CSA 2010, and FMCSA is to reduce the crashes, injuries, and fatalities that result from the commercial motor vehicles. This includes the trucks and buses, not the residential trucks.

By the end of this year, 2010, the FMCSA will have a full blown world wide safety system in tack making the roads safer, making road trips more enjoyable, that will go into full effect July. Yes, over the years the number of accident has reduced due to the screening process and more available drivers. With this new system, CSA 2010, coming into play it could be that you see more women drivers on the road? There are also more women drivers now than there was ten years ago, currently there are 200,000 women that have deciding to make the trucking industry a part of their life, their career. Yes, it is quiet possible. With more limitations to the Operation Model, there will be roughly 175,000 truckers that will be affected by the system. There is a good possibility for that had been involved in crashed and wrecks could lose his/her job forever. We will see a change when we are driving down the road, there maybe less Big Rigs on the road.

Keep your eye for this new system taking place; you maybe be seeing some new road signs.

-Khon Phaxai

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