August 11th, 2020
Truck Driver Health: A Highway Safety Risk?

In this year of COVID-19, medical conditions dominate front-page headlines. But it is in the back pages of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s website where you will find evidence that medical conditions and their treatment are directly linked to highway safety. In June 2020, FMCSA published a study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, “Commercial Driver Safety Risk Factors,” tracking nearly 21,000 truck drivers for three years.

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August 6th, 2020
Law Enforcement Events Create Awareness for Highway and Truck Safety

The next time you read about an upcoming safety event like Operation Safe Driver, Operation Airbrake, International Roadcheck or many others like them, tell your team about the common ground shared by law enforcement and trucking. And feel free to stop by an event site and help us celebrate highway safety.

Blog, Safety
August 3rd, 2020
New Whitepaper Explains How to Get Your Truck Tolling Costs Under Control

More than 340 toll facilities operate in the U.S., generating billions of dollars every year. Much of this toll revenue comes from truck fleets, which have seen toll rates jump dramatically over the past decade. At the same time, motor carriers often enjoy less traffic, convenient truck parking, no stop signs and improved productivity by using toll roads. The newly-released PrePass whitepaper, “A Guide to Trucking Toll Costs in America,” tell you how toll facilities operate and why rates continue to climb. The paper also reveals how fleets can avoid tolling pitfalls and actually save money.

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July 29th, 2020
Podcast #44: Firearms and Legal Concerns for Truckers

Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with truck driver defense attorney Brad Klepper of Drivers Legal Plan. They discuss what the laws are when it comes to truckers possessing guns and how one court case changed the way fleets can set policies about guns.

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July 23rd, 2020
How Nuclear Verdicts Against Motor Carriers Will Affect Your Business

Research just released by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) shows the number of verdicts larger than $1 million grew 1,750% between 2006 and 2013, from 4 to 70 such verdicts, respectively. “Understanding the Impact of Nuclear Verdicts on the Trucking Industry” reveals that, in just the last five years, juries have awarded seven-figure verdicts 300 times.

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July 20th, 2020
FMCSA Using Discretion When Enforcing Random Trucker Drug Testing Due to COVID-19

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced it would use discretion when enforcing the random drug and alcohol testing requirements on motor carriers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Motor carriers unable to fully comply with the requirements must document the specific reasons why they could not complete the tests and their attempts to identify other testing sites and resources.

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