September 23rd, 2020
Mandatory Hair Testing of Truckers for Drugs Moves Forward

Many contend that hair testing is more accurate than the current urinalysis tests. While urinalysis can reveal drugs used in the past one to three days, hair testing can uncover repeated drug use up to 90 days. For that reason, several motor carriers already use hair testing even though it comes at added expense.

Blog, Regulations
September 17th, 2020
Truck Weigh Stations and the Changing Digital Age

Professional drivers from PrePass-qualified fleets may bypass weigh stations and continue down the road at highway speeds. Electronic communications, via either the PrePass RFID transponder or the PrePass mobile app, verify all of the weighing and the law enforcement scrutiny of credentials. And that’s what makes scale houses so much different and advanced compared to 25 years ago when weigh station bypass first started with PrePass.

Blog, Technology
September 14th, 2020
PrePass Expands Florida Agriculture Inspection Station Bypass Locations

PrePass Safety Alliance, the provider of PrePass bypass services, partnered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to offer PrePass Ag at an additional 30 sites. This service allows commercial carriers that do not haul dedicated agricultural cargo to bypass select agricultural inspection stations in Florida in the same way they bypass PrePass equipped weigh stations.

September 8th, 2020
Pilot Program Would Study Pausing 14-Hour Truck Driving Window

The “Split Duty Period Pilot Program”would allow participating drivers to pause their regular 14-hour on-duty period, one time, from 30 minutes to three hours. During that pause, drivers would be completely off-duty. After the drivers complete their work shift, they must take 10 consecutive hours off-duty. Cumulative maximums for seven/eight days of on-duty time would still apply.

Blog, Regulations
September 3rd, 2020
FMCSA Proposes to Study Truck Safety Metrics to Move “Beyond Compliance”

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration currently only considers carrier safety mistakes when evaluating a fleet’s safety performance. This may change as the FMCSA proposes to study whether to also consider other factors including carrier efforts to improve safety.

Blog, Regulations
August 31st, 2020
Trucking Lessons from Broderick Crawford and “Highway Patrol”

Legislators and regulators usually try to craft fair and workable safety rules. Achieving “one-size-fits-all,” though, is not possible in the highly diverse world of trucking. At times it can require true safety specialists – motor carriers and commercial vehicle law enforcement – to work together on alternative solutions.

Blog, Safety