May 6th, 2021
PrePass Weigh Station Bypass on Garmin dēzl OTR Truck Navigators

PrePass customers now have another option when it comes to receiving weigh station bypass notifications and green lights, saving them more time and money than ever before. With an active PrePass account, users of Garmin’s latest series of dēzl over-the-road truck navigators, now receive on-screen, crucial PrePass notifications of upcoming weigh stations and bypass decisions on the same screen as their navigation and route guidance. This includes Garmin’s dēzl OTR700, OTR800, OTR1000 models and its new OTR500 model.

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May 4th, 2021
The Makings of an FMCSA Administrator

So, what are the qualifications of an FMCSA administrator? Is the president looking for a “subject matter expert;” someone with direct experience in the safety regulation of commercial trucks and buses? Is this simply a political appointment, the nominee chosen from the ranks of the president’s party? The answer is typically a bit of both… but a whole lot more.

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April 29th, 2021
When Trucking, Don’t Be Blowin’ in the Wind

Motor carriers and professional truck drivers know well the importance of preparing for winter weather. They know that natural disasters often accompany difficult weather and road conditions. They understand the importance of good resources for accurate information on weather updates and road closures. But, somehow, many carriers and driver don’t regard wind by itself as “air in a hurry.” Instead, they view it as something we all put up with rather than as a potential safety hazard.

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April 26th, 2021
Is Your Trucking Fleet Ready for 2021 Roadcheck?

During Roadcheck, expect enforcement to inspect your drivers and your trucks and make sure to prepare them. Many states and provinces will adjust their “pull-in” rate at weigh stations to check as many commercial vehicles as enforcement staffing allows – including those which would normally bypass inspection sites. CVSA gives this advance notice of Roadcheck so you can be prepared. Here is what you need to know.

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April 22nd, 2021
Entry-Level Truck Driver Training Deadline Looming

Beginning on the Feb. 7, 2022 compliance date, no entry-level driver may take a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) skills test to receive a Class A CDL, Class B CDL, passenger endorsement, or school bus endorsement unless they have successfully completed mandatory theory (knowledge) and behind-the-wheel training programs. In the case of a hazardous materials endorsement, the driver must complete mandatory theory training provided by a training provider listed on FMCSA’s Training Provider Registry, prior to taking the knowledge test for the endorsement.

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April 19th, 2021
Fully Autonomous Trucks: When Will the Future Arrive and What Does It Mean for Fleets?

Talk in the trucking industry about fully autonomous trucks has been going on for several years. But are we really any closer to truly seeing trucks without drivers and why is it taking so long for autonomous trucks to become a reality? Watch this PrePass and Fleet Owner webinar, “The Path Toward Fully Autonomous Trucks” to get a real-world perspective about the future of autonomous trucks.

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