May 27th, 2020
PrePass MOTION Now Integrates with Geotab Drive

PrePass Safety Alliance, the non-profit provider of the PrePass® truck weigh station bypass service, has announced its first large-scale telematics integration. The PrePass MOTION™ bypass app is now available from within the Geotab Drive application.

May 21st, 2020
Bestway Comes Back to PrePass After Other Weigh Station Bypass Service Fails to Deliver

No matter if you’re an owner operator, truck driver or a fleet manager, few things are more frustrating than finding out something you rely on for delivering freight isn’t working properly. That was the case for Indiana-based Bestway Express when it signed up for a weigh station bypass service with another provider in 2015. After being a PrePass customer for 20 years, Bestway went with a less expensive alternative, according to Kent Bouchie, the company’s vice president of revenue. However, that decision turned out to be a disaster.

May 18th, 2020
FMCSA Moves to Close Loophole in Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Process

According to FMCSA, the proposal would close a loophole in existing law that allows drivers with an unresolved drug or alcohol violation to continue operating a commercial motor vehicle, even though that is not legally permissible. Under the proposal, roadside enforcement checking the status of a license would see that it has been “downgraded.”

Blog, Regulations
May 14th, 2020
Podcast #41: The Challenging Road to a Trucking Recovery Following COVID-19

While the trucking industry is dealing with the most adverse business conditions in decades following the COVID-19 outbreak, there may be some reasons for optimism. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with William Cassidy, senior trucking editor at the Journal of Commerce, as they discuss what the future may hold for the industry.

Blog, Podcasts
May 11th, 2020
FMCSA Finalizes Truck Crash Preventability Determination Program

Previously, FMCSA used all crashes, regardless of preventability, in calculating a motor carrier’s Crash Indicator BASIC (Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories) as part of its Safety Measurement System. Poor scores in the BASICs could lead FMCSA to  categorize the motor carrier as high risk for investigation and enforcement purposes.

Blog, Regulations
May 5th, 2020
What’s Hot in Trucking? Here Are 5 Trucking Trends to Keep Your Eyes On

Watch the PrePass webinar hosted by Transport Topics, “5 Trucking Trends to Keep Your Eyes On.” Kelly Frey, PrePass vice president of revenue, as well as an entrepreneur, examines: increasing marijuana use, changing truck driver demographics, connected vehicles, the internet of things (IoT) and trucking data security.