Well, this really is beginning to look bad for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) with strike number two against them for 2011 already.
I just wonder how much more will be dug up on this so-called safety group?
And what is really scary is this is the same group who will be in charge of the Mexican trucks if they ever get turned loose in the United States.
15 days ago, it was reported by the – ATA -anti truckdriver association of all places that the FMCSA liked to manipulate reports to make them in their favor.
that in an effort to rationalize a change in federal Hours of Service (HOS) requirements for professional truck drivers, the U.S. DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) misapplied its own crash numbers so as to elevate driver fatigue as a cause of truck crashes, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said today.
So, we now have the FMCSA making things up just so they can add or take away from regulations as long as they get what they want. That doesn’t sound like a safety group to me, does it you? Although, this does not surprise me as we already knew they like to “mold” or “fudge” reports into their favor. When the real facts are supplied they ignore them because the real facts tell a very different story than the manipulated reports they use do.
Now e-trucker.com is reporting that a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) field supervisor has pleaded not guilty to a bribery charge, despite recordings of him agreeing to delay a carrier review or audit for cash. What is the deal with these two accusations against these lawmakers? Lying, and cheating to get what they want, sound familiar?
On Jan. 19, U. S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr., for Western District of New York filed the criminal complaint in Buffalo federal court. The next day, Delevan, N.Y., resident James H. Wood, 44, entered a not guilty plea to the felony charge of accepting a bribe in his official duties.
A safety consultant for Canadian carriers recorded telephone conversations with Wood, who allegedly agreed to delay a compliance review or safety audit of a Canadian trucking company.
So, if the FMCSA is conducting this kind of reviews and safety audits, what will come about when they do this for the southern border? More than likely this is how these companies keep popping up once the Department of Transportation shuts them down – money talks.
I guess now the government will have to hire a third party to audit FMCSA to make sure the audit that the government did was legit. Or maybe the “claims” that these government agencies use to “make it seem worse than it really is” are in fact – made up? It’s getting to the point that these morons need to stop playing their games, and get serious. Is the next time going to be strike three and your out? If this is true and is taking place – then an investigation needs to be done – and the trash needs taken out!
FMCSA official pleads not guilty to bribery – e-trucker
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