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PrePass tolling service customers can now use their PrePass Plus or Tolls Only transponder to pay tolls operated by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) and the Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA). The expanded PrePass service provides consolidated billing and toll cost savings as part of the nationwide network. PrePass provides access to discounted electronic toll fees, streamlined invoicing that eliminates the need for receipt collection and management of multiple...

What makes a fleet one of the best fleets to drive for? The answer is no one thing.  Rather it is a combination of factors that work together to make a fleet a desirable place for drivers to work. The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) recently announced the 20 Best Fleets to Drive For and five others as Fleets to Watch. Once nominated — by a company driver or owner-operator — Carriers Edge talks to fleet executives and...

The Lewis and Clark Bridge, formerly known as the East End Bridge, opened to electronic tolling last week, December 30, 2016. It was the final major piece of the $2.3 billion Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project to open. The bridge connects Utica, Ind., and Prospect, Ky., and allows truckers to link up multiple routes through Kentucky and Southern Indiana. This bridge, along with the new North Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved South Kennedy Bridge, will...

HELP Inc. is rolling along with new PrePass sites near Mt. Pass, CA, Superior, WI and Sundance, WY. These new sites now provide weigh station pre-clearance and bypass for PrePass-approved trucks. We also recently installed new weigh-in-motion (WIM) scales at two PrePass locations near Cheyenne, WY. PrePass utilizes reliable transponder technology that ensures 99.9% accurate data transmission while keeping drivers focused on the road. PrePass is a service offered by HELP Inc., a non-profit public private partnership...

Mark Doughty addressed weigh station bypassing and the state of commercial trucking inspection during a recent interview on iTruck radio. Mark is the Chief Operating Officer at HELP Inc., a non-profit organization providing the PrePass weigh station bypass system. The 40-minute interview covers the history of weigh station bypass, data integrity and security, carrier safety score improvement, and wireless roadside inspection. You can listen to the complete live interview below. You can listen to iTruck radio...

HELP Inc., provider of PrePass, was awarded the Mike Russell Trucking Image Award during the recent American Trucking Associations 2016 Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE) in Las Vegas. HELP was specifically cited for its safety messaging to create awareness of the importance of safe operations both within the trucking industry and among the motoring public, as well as its support of national and state industry safety efforts. HELP Inc. was founded in 1993 as a non-profit public/private...

Ralph Garcia, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, is an outstanding example of the best of the best in the trucking industry. As a driver for ABF Freight System for 23 years, Garcia has been recognized for the work he’s done both for his company and for the industry. He’s one of the elite America’s Road Team Captains for the American Trucking Association and recently was honored with ATA’s Mike Russell Trucking Image Award. He’s been a professional...

Law enforcement officers pulled over 21,012 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger vehicle drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2015 Operation Safe Driver Week. In addition, 19,480 North American Standard Roadside Inspections were conducted by CVSA-certified inspectors on commercial drivers and vehicles. Operation Safe Driver is a CVSA program aimed at decreasing the number of fatalities and injuries from crashes on our roadways caused by unsafe driving behaviors by both CMV drivers and passenger...