“…For the People…” Really?

“…Of the people, by the people, for the people…” These great words from Pres. Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address have been a foundational hallmark of American government for more than 150 years. But apparently the FMCSA doesn’t think they apply to them.

A group of 36 members in the U.S. House have sent a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s top dog, Acting Administrator Scott Darling, urging him and his agency to halt work on its new Safety Fitness Determination carrier rating system pending the FAST Act-required reforms to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.


But despite Congress’ efforts to shut down the FMCSA system, Scott Darling and the FMCSA continue to move forward.

FMCSA, however, has said it’s well within its legal boundaries to produce the Safety Fitness rule, despite the required CSA reforms in the FAST Act. In a media briefing held last month, FMCSA’s head of compliance Joe DeLorenzo said the rule does not make use of the most questionable parts of CSA — the percentile rankings and alerts, which were pulled from public view by the FAST Act…

But then the government doesn’t like to be told when it’s in the wrong, “Do as I say, not as I do!” The above quotes are from James Jaillet’s article on CCJDigital.com.

Thanks for reading and have a safe weekend.

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