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Truckers Beware! CBD Use May Cause Career Altering Side Effects
Sales of products containing CBD are soaring across the country, topping more than $4 billion in 2022. Advocates claim using CBD provides relief from a variety of different ailments, but for truck drivers that could force them off the road. Hear this new edition of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as Brandon Wiseman of Trucksafe Consulting discusses how CBD use can lead to truck drivers testing positive for marijuana, the repercussions of a positive drug test, if CBD use by truckers can lead to impaired driving, and more. Listen to podcast.
FMCSA Updates Crash Preventability Determination Program
For the past three years the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has accepted requests to review truck involved crashes to determine if they were non-preventable. If FMCSA determines the crash was not preventable by the trucking company or driver, then it is not used in federal motor carrier safety score calculations. Most recently, FMCSA moved to expand this program, which could help more truckers involved in non-preventable accidents. Read more in the PrePass blog.
Eleos Joins Forces with PrePass
Eleos, a leading provider of fleet management software solutions, has partnered with PrePass Safety Alliance to integrate the PrePass weigh station bypass services into the Eleos platform. The integration will enable Eleos customers to enjoy seamless access to PrePass services, including weigh station bypass and critical driver safety ALERTS. This new technology partnership follows existing PrePass integrations with Garmin, Geotab, Pedigree Technologies, and Solera Fleet Solutions. Learn more!
FMCSA Flagging Motor Carriers with Outdated Government Forms
“Flags” are flying at the FMCSA. The agency is “flagging” motor carriers which have not updated their MCS-150 forms within the past two-years. Those motor carriers will receive closer scrutiny from the federal government and its law enforcement partners. Closer scrutiny is not always a good thing. Read why is FMCSA so concerned about a paperwork requirement.
How to Prevent a Truck Crash from Becoming a Catastrophe
In this new PrePass whitepaper, “How to Prevent a Truck Crash from Becoming a Catastrophe,” discover how advance preparation, overcoming challenges, and avoiding wrong responses can help motor carriers avoid severe penalties. Learn how you can gather facts and protect yourself and your company in the event of a truck-involved accident. Read whitepaper.
Learn How You Can Save Money on Toll Costs
Today more than 50 toll authorities operate in the U.S. and the amount of tolls they collect is growing at a very fast rate. In the past decade, consumer prices have increased more than 20%, but toll costs rose by an even greater margin, more than 70%! See this video as PrePass spoke with Heavy Duty Trucking magazine about potential pitfalls in automatic electronic tolling and how motor carriers can avoid problems. Watch the video.
Trucking Faced with ‘Weighty’ Issues
Truck weights are under attack. And the threat is not from an economic competitor, but from state, and federal regulators. They want to add components to future trucks that will increase the empty weight of the truck combination with no compensatory increase in the maximum weight. In this two-part series, we look at the efforts to regulate electric trucks, and the impending federal rulemaking on side underride guards, both from a weight standpoint. Read the blog.
Keep Up with PrePass
See which trucking industry events PrePass is attending in 2023 and where you can visit the PrePass booth to receive your personal demonstration of PrePass products and services. This includes the PrePass weigh station bypass app, PrePass electronic toll payments and management service, and INFORM™ Safety and INFORM™ Tolling software for improving truck safety scores and lowering toll costs.
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