April 28th, 2022
Get a Handle on Your Truck Fleet’s Toll Costs

The sheer number of toll agencies and stations complicate managing toll payments. If motor carriers cannot wrangle these numbers, their financial risks quickly compound. Trucking firms must factor toll charges into their routing and dispatch decisions. It can have an enormous impact on profitability if you’re not able to identify and reclaim those additional toll charges.

Blog, Tolling
April 25th, 2022
What’s an ICR and Why Everyone in Trucking Should Care

Many times, federal regulatory agencies give a heads-up of an upcoming rulemaking before laying out actual regulatory language in what’s called an ICR. An Information Collection Request is where an agency seeks permission to gather new information and data from the public. This approach means an agency wants information and data to administer and evaluate a new program or a new regulation. In other words, an ICR signals that something is in the works.

Blog, Regulations
April 20th, 2022
Canada Delays ELD Enforcement Until 2023

According to the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, provincial regulators and the trucking industry need more time to comply. In Canada, the ten provinces and three territories must legislatively adopt national trucking regulations before enforcement can occur within their borders. Four of those provinces, Quebec, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland, plus the Northwest Territories, have yet to pass the required legislation.

Blog, Regulations, Technology
April 14th, 2022
Trucking Things to Know Now, Part 5: Federal Regulatory Updates

Whatever the political headlines of the day, federal agencies continue to add new trucking regulations, adopt new forms, and extend or discontinue previous waivers and exemptions. In this series, “Trucking Things to Know Now,” PrePass provides quick updates on regulatory developments, often with links to more information.

Blog, Regulations
April 11th, 2022
Podcast #64: Truck Driver Drug Testing Changes Launched

Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as we discuss new drug testing rules with Dan Horvath, vice president of safety policy at the American Trucking Associations. He discusses proposals that will allow for the use of oral fluids and hair when it comes to mandatory drug testing. Horvath also talks about what this will mean for both truck drivers and motor carriers and why these changes are happening.

Blog, Podcasts, Regulations, Safety, Trucking Community
April 7th, 2022
7 Tips for Trucking Safely Through Road Construction Zones

April 11-15, 2022 is National Work Zone Awareness Week. This is worth noting because we can all use a reminder at the start of road construction season to take extra care when driving through work zones. It’s a sad fact, but work zone crashes and fatalities continue to increase. In 2019, the last full year for statistics, there were 762 fatal crashes with 842 fatalities in work zones nationally. Those numbers represent, respectively, a 9.8% and a 7.6% increase over the previous three-year average.

Blog, Safety