PHOENIX, July 2, 2019 – A podcast that discusses trucking industry hot topics for drivers and fleet managers, giving them quick and valuable information, recently began its second season following its successful premiere a year ago.
“Eyes on the Road,” presented by PrePass Safety Alliance, kicked off a new season of its twice monthly episodes with a discussion about how different forces may reshape long-haul trucking into more regional operations.
The guest, Rick Mihelic, director of future technologies studies at the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, recently authored a report on the topic. Host Evan Lockridge and he talked about how this could lead to increased driver retention and more alternative fuel use, how more regional operations could affect truck safety plus how increasing e-commerce is one of the biggest factors fueling this overall trend.
“Eyes on the Road” was launched by the weigh station bypass, electronic toll payment and trucking technology services provider PrePass Safety Alliance in June of 2018 to further its mission, according to Karen Rasmussen, CEO.
“PrePass has always been about safety,” she said. “Eyes on the Road is a natural extension of efforts PrePass has undertaken over the past year to make trucking a better, safer and more efficient business for the people in it.”
Previous “Eyes on the Road” episodes have focused on: electronic logging devices, how to pass truck safety inspections, trucking myths and misconceptions, new trucking regulations, what to do if you’re involved in a crash, the effect of trucking and the economy on each other, and a variety of other topics.
Upcoming episodes will look at what truckers and fleets need to know about driving through dangerous mountain areas, how and why a focus on autonomous trucking is changing, and what drivers and fleets need to know when it comes to dealing with law enforcement.
“Eyes on the Road” is available on the PrePass blog; through a number of different podcasting services including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify; or through a free subscription on the PrePass website. Since the podcast’s launch, thousands of people have tuned in to hear the episodes that run approximately 15 minutes in length.