If you think that the shortage of truck drivers is bad now, brace yourself because it’s about to get worse.
Once again, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s initiative to take unsafe drivers off the road is at play, this time with the Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010 going into effect today.
According to NorthJersey.com, the CSA 2010 will keep track of everything from accidents to the simplest inspection violations on a particular driver.
After receiving a driver/applicant’s permission, an employer can then go online and screen the driver’s record of the past three (inspection violations) to five (accidents) years, the site notes.
The CSA 2010 presents both positive and negative reactions. First of all, screening drivers before employment would help reduce the amount of unsafe drivers on the road, which in return, help lowers the number of accidents, just like Road Scholar Transport’s daily inspections and responsible drivers help reduce crashes everyday.
On the other side, carriers believe that it is hard finding drivers the way it is and that the CSA 2010 is going to make that scarcity worse. Those drivers that are looking for work are fearing that they will have a hard obtaining employment due to past occurrences.
If you’re a safe driver looking for a career, apply today at www.roadscholar.com/employment.html.