August 11th, 2022
So What If My Truck Is a Little Overweight? Part 2.

The rationale for truck size and weight limits does not designate what those size and weight limits should be. That’s because we do live in a world of innovation. Different parts of the country and different industries see the need for regional or industry-specific truck size and weight limits.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
August 8th, 2022
So What If My Truck Is a Little Overweight? Part 1.

Consider this article similar to a physician’s advice about your health as a motor carrier – including the health of your equipment and safety program. Truck size and weight affect the health of all three. Truck size and weight, as the word “and” indicates, comes in two parts. But why, in this world of innovation, do we even have truck size and weight limits?

Blog, Regulations, Safety
August 5th, 2022
Prepare Your Trucks for Brake Safety Week

Brake-related violations comprise the largest percentage of all out-of-service vehicle violations cited during roadside inspections, according to CVSA. Last year’s three-day International Roadcheck data showed brake systems and brake adjustment violations accounted for 38.9% of all vehicle out-of-service violations, the most of any category of vehicle violations.

Blog, Regulations, Safety, Trucking Community
August 2nd, 2022
Defending Your Truck Fleet Against Tire and Tread-Off Claims

The ghosts of tire treads past haunt the berms of interstates. The useful life runs out and the tread comes off. Amid the debris are the shards of blown tires. In congested areas, lost treads and blown tires can make contact nearby vehicles. Blown tires and lost treads can cause claims against your trucking company. Fault is not automatic. You can defend against the claims.

Blog, Safety
July 28th, 2022
The PrePass/Partner Truck Driver Experience

PrePass partners with leading telematics and navigation service providers to integrate the PrePass weigh station bypass application into one device. Now trucking companies who choose these solutions from Garmin, Geotab, Omnitracs, or Pedigree Technologies can also receive PrePass on-screen notifications of upcoming weigh stations and bypass decisions. One device, one screen, and only one log-on.

Blog, Business, Technology
July 25th, 2022
Podcast #67: FMCSA’s New Truck Speed Limiter Plan – 5 Common Questions Answered

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently said it was moving forward with a proposal to require the use of speed limiters on most trucks after an earlier plan sat idle for years. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast from PrePass as host Evan Lockridge gives you answers to some frequently asked questions that have come up about this new speed limiter proposal.

Blog, Podcasts