The FMCSA recently stated that only 8,851 trucking companies, out of the 650,000 active trucking companies in the US, have bothered to see the company safety data that is compiled on each company by the FMCSA. These figures were as as of May 21, 2010, according to FMCSA spokesman Duane DeBruyne. This is ironic considering 1 in 5 trucks are unsafe based on Roadcheck percentages and the industry’s stated desire to be  "safe." If my math is right that means only 1.3% of trucking companies bothered to look at their safety rating data. Considering the numbers that are unsafe, as shown by the information below, this will create a real howl from the industry when the pushed back CSA 2010 finally goes live in November.

The industry should not be complacent as its dangerous business methods are starting to come to light. I have complained for years that the industry Roadcheck inspections vastly under-counted the dangers of trucks on the road since, as an announced inspection, truckers who knew they were dangerous simply took a vacation that weekend and stayed off the roads. My position is born out by a recent statistic, attributed to VIGILLO, LLC, which states that of the 1,500 trucking companies this firm inspected, 68% would fall below the safe range and trigger a FMCSA CSA 2010 intervention

See Generally: Brokers Seek Fleet safety Data to Evaluate Carrier Suitability, Transportation Topics, Page 1 and 27.

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