January 29th, 2024
California Dreamin’ of Zero-Emissions Trucks Hits Bump in the Road

Work by the American Transportation Research Institute underscores the challenges ahead for all-electric fleets in California. The battery materials needed to power millions of  California based cars and trucks would consume over 400% of the annual global production of cobalt, 379% of graphite, 492% of lithium, and a “mere” 89% of global nickel production.

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January 25th, 2024
New Independent Contractor Rules Will Affect Owner-Operator Truckers

These latest DOL regulations reject a Labor Department ruling from the prior administration that attempted to simplify the employee/independent contractor question by establishing two “core” factors, out of six factors overall, in determining worker status – the nature and degree of control over the work and the worker’s opportunity for profit or loss. The new final rule considers all six factors  equally under an “economic reality test.”

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January 22nd, 2024
Want More Bypasses? 6 Ways to Increase Weigh Station Bypass Opportunities.

Sometimes your PrePass weigh station bypass transponder may not give you the green light to continue down the road, and your truck must pull into a weigh station. What happened? And, more particularly, what steps can you take to ensure it doesn’t happen again? Here are six ways truck drivers and motor carriers can increase their bypass chances.

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January 17th, 2024
Driving Cost Savings with RFID and Electronic Tolling

Read the new PrePass whitepaper, “RFID Tolling for Trucks: Enhancing Safety, Efficiency, and Environmental Benefits,” and learn how an RFID transponder is the best choice for when it comes using toll roads equipped with automatic electronic tolling. Not only does an RFID transponder help you save time, fuel, and money, but it also gives you fleet reliable time in transit, improved safety, and reduced environmental impact.

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January 11th, 2024
Has Your Electronic Logging Device Been Cancelled? FMCSA Revokes More ELDs.

It’s almost like feeling out of sorts, heading to your doctor’s office, and learning that your long-time family physician has retired. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires most interstate motor carriers to have electronic logging devices, in their trucks. Truck drivers, in turn, become accustomed to the particular ELD make and model in their cabs. Now they learn that FMCSA has revoked their ELD. What should fleets and drivers do?

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January 8th, 2024
Clearinghouse II: Truckers Must Complete Return-To-Duty Process or Lose Their CDL

The “prohibited” clearinghouse status means that a person holding a commercial driver’s license or a commercial learner’s permit engaged in the prohibited use of drugs or alcohol or refused a drug or alcohol test. Those CDL or CLP holders cannot legally operate a commercial motor vehicle.

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