June 22nd, 2020
Improve Truck Safety Scores by Removing Non-Preventable Crashes from Federal Calculations

After a three-year trial, FMCSA finalized the Crash Preventability Determination Program. This new program allows motor carriers and drivers to seek FMCSA review of certain crashes and remove them from the Crash Indicator calculation if it determined the crash not preventable.

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June 16th, 2020
COVID-19 and Trucking, Part 1: Adjusting to a New Future

As the new future for the trucking comes into focus expect change in the very composition of the industry. Many smaller fleets are closing shop. After the initial consumer response to the pandemic, with restocking of shelves driving freight volumes, demand has slowed up. Gone, too, are many local businesses whose shipping needs fed the smaller fleets. Some independent truck drivers are choosing to spend time at home until the economy rebounds and freight rates rise.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
June 10th, 2020
FMCSA Extends, Modifies COVID-19 Declaration and Drug Testing Waiver

Updated, August 12, 2020 – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is again extending and altering its Emergency Declaration giving motor carriers and drivers relief from specific federal safety regulations related to the hauling of COVID-19 relief supplies.

Blog, Regulations
June 10th, 2020
Here Are 6 Ways to Maximize Weigh Station Bypass Service

With depressed freight levels and rates due to COVID-19, plus the usual delays you can’t control – such as weather, driver retention and accidents – it is important to find additional ways to maximize your hours. Watch this webinar, “6 Ways to Maximize Weigh Station Bypass Service,” and you’ll discover…

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June 8th, 2020
Podcast #42: What Truck Drivers and Fleets Can Expect from Hours of Service Rules Changes

Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with Warren Hoemann, former FMCSA deputy administrator and now a PrePass consultant, about how hours of service rules changes will effect both truck drivers and fleets. They look at the four major changes and who the winners and losers are in trucking.

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June 4th, 2020
FMCSA Issues Final Changes to Truck Driving Time Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced long-awaited and final revisions to truck driver hours of service (HOS) regulations, set to take effect on Sept. 29. Rules affecting the 30-minute required break for drivers, sleeper berth exceptions, driving in adverse weather conditions and short haul exceptions all received modifications.

Blog, Regulations