October 12th, 2021
Podcast #58: How Open Platforms and App Marketplaces Are Changing Trucking Telematics

Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as host Evan Lockridge speaks with Scott Sutarik of telematics equipment and service provider Geotab. They discuss how open platforms in telematics systems can lead to increased truck uptime as well as better truck safety and efficiency.

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October 6th, 2021
Where Your FMCSA Tax Dollars Go

The U.S. Congress is in the midst of debate over the “Infrastructure Bill.” At its core, the legislation is an appropriations measure that funds the U.S. Department of Transportation and its agencies, such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. But once Congress allocates these funds – your federal tax dollars – just where does that money go? At FMCSA, nearly 60% of its funding goes right back out the door in the form of grants to states and local communities.

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September 29th, 2021
Write Your Own Truck Safety Regulation? You Can with an Exemption.

Imagine federal safety regulations that fit your specific trucking operation and your specific equipment like a glove! Impossible? Most likely. However, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations offer a means to address those exceptions: an application for an exemption. An exemption can offer the opportunity to better tailor a safety regulation to a carrier’s specific needs or conditions.

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September 22nd, 2021
Tackling New Trucking Technology

As a fleet owner or owner-operator, you likely appreciate the technologies built into your newer power units. They offer reduced maintenance costs, better fuel economy and improved communication with your drivers. You perhaps chose to qualify for other technological advances, like the electronic weigh station bypass service offered through PrePass. But, on the whole, this technology stuff may be a bit outside your wheelhouse. How do you tackle new trucking technology?

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September 17th, 2021
Truck Parking Shortage Gathering New Attention

The lack of adequate truck parking has been known for some time. Public attention, unfortunately, is directed to the issue only rarely. However, there are efforts underway to find money to build truck parking spaces and to save truck drivers and motor carriers time and money in locating them.

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September 14th, 2021
PrePass Upgrades ALERTS to Include Realtime Traffic Notifications

PrePass has upgraded its mobile app ALERTS system to include critical traffic warnings across all U.S. continental states. In addition to weigh station bypass notifications, truck drivers receive PrePass ALERTS as they approach high-risk areas on the road, helping them to stay vigilant and reduce speed when applicable. Motor carriers and commercial vehicle compliance agencies also benefit from thousands of ALERTS that appear in-cab on the PrePass app.

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