On Wednesday, February 27, Business Insider, one of the most visited news websites on the net, published an article entitled “None of the people who oversee the federal laws that govern truck drivers were ever truck drivers themselves.”
None of them have ever driven a semi truck — even though they are paid to create and modify the regulations that America’s 1.8 million professional truckers must follow.
Most of the key personnel have had backgrounds in state motor vehicle departments or law enforcement.
the FMCSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, whose laws span more than 550,000 truck and bus companies and six million CDL holders, has never had an experienced commercial truck driver running the agency.
Would it be ridiculous to have someone running the Maritime Administration that had never been to sea?
Would it be stupid to have someone who has never been to an airport be in charge of the FAA?
How moronic would it be to have someone who hasn't ever seen a railroad be in charge of the Dept of transportation?
So.... what good has come of there never having been a trucker in charge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration? Would it make sense for a trucker to be one of the board? Certainly it would. So, why hasn't there ever been one? Politics, greed, and profits.