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March 20th, 2023
The Split Sleeper Berth Rule for Truckers Explained

For those not familiar, the split sleeper berth rule allows commercial drivers to split their mandatory 10-hour rest breaks into two non-consecutive segments and still reset their substantive time limits. The shorter of the two segments must be at least two hours long. The longer of the two must be at least seven hours long, and the total must equal at least 10 hours combined. Learn how the split sleeper berth rule can benefit both drivers and truck fleets by offering flexibility in hours-of-service compliance.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
March 15th, 2023
Get Ready for Truck Safety Enforcement Events in 2023

International Roadcheck runs from May 16-18, 2023. The event is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 15 trucks and motorcoaches inspected, on average, every minute across North America, according to CVSA. In 2022, during International Roadcheck, CVSA-certified inspectors conducted 59,026 inspections and placed 12,456 commercial motor vehicles and 3,714 commercial motor vehicle drivers out of service.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
March 10th, 2023
PrePass Insider Newsletter – March 2023

The Federal Trade Commission is proposing a broad ban on non-compete agreements between employers and workers, as well as a requirement to rescind existing non-compete clauses. This FTC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would apply to businesses in all industries, including trucking. Learn what those in the trucking industry need to know about this plan and more.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
March 8th, 2023
Safe Truck Driving in Icy Conditions

In many places, snow may be giving way to rain and daytime temps edging above the freezing mark. Yes, your breath may still emerge in a fog, but it’s a sigh of relief that the worst may over… or is it? Because the transition from winter storms to clear roads often brings another hazard – ice. And dealing with the icy conditions that follow a winter storm brings additional awareness.

Blog, Safety
March 2nd, 2023
Revoked ELDs – What Truckers Need to Know & Do

Electronic logging devices have been part of trucking life since 2016. The FMCSA allows ELD providers to self-certify and register their devices. FMCSA will revoke an ELD’s registration if the device does not meet the agency’s minimum standards. Some ELD providers also choose to self-revoke their device’s registration. Not sure whether your ELD is “registered” or “revoked”?

Blog, Regulations, Safety
February 27th, 2023
Podcast #72: Solving The Truck Parking Problem – New Solutions on the Table

Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast as we discuss new efforts, including legislation, to help create more parking places so truck drivers can safely get their rest. Host Evan Lockridge talks with David Heller of the Truckload Carriers Association about how much the lack of available truck parking costs drivers and fleets, how the latest federal infrastructure funding package may address the problem, and even a solution Congress is discussing.

Blog, Podcasts, Trucking Community
February 24th, 2023
More on New Trucking Regulations in 2023

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) published its Significant Rulemaking Report, listing the new regulations anticipated in 2023 from all U.S. Transportation Department regulatory agencies, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Now we can view the entire panoply of expected new trucking rules in 2023. The latest edition of the Unified Regulatory Agenda was released in January 2023 by the White House. In addition to the “significant” rulemakings, the following are expected from FMCSA and NHTSA.

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February 22nd, 2023
Trucking Things to Know Now, Part 8: Federal Regulatory Updates

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse reported a 32% increase in positive truck driver tests for marijuana in 2022 compared to the year before. The National Transportation Safety Board states that marijuana and its derivatives, including CBD, remain ill-advised for truck drivers and other DOT-regulated workers, can impair safe driving, and result in drug test violations.

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February 20th, 2023
FMCSA Proposes CSA Overhaul to Improve Truck Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing changes to the Safety Measurement System, as published in a lengthy and detailed notice. The SMS comprises the mathematical system in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program used to calculate motor carrier safety ratings and assign intervention levels. FMCSA is envisioning numerous and substantive changes to the SMS.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
February 16th, 2023
Trucking and the FTC’s Non-Compete Proposal

The Federal Trade Commission has proposed a broad ban on the use of non-compete clauses between employers and workers, as well as a requirement to rescind existing non-compete clauses. This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would apply to businesses in all industries, including trucking. Here is what those in the trucking industry need to know.

Blog, Regulations, Trucking Community
February 13th, 2023
California Proposes Zero-Emission Trucks, Cracks Down on Polluters

The California Air Resources Board has announced its proposed Advanced Clean Fleets program. A hallmark of ACF was the mandatory purchase of zero-emission trucks when replacing vehicles. For some fleets, that requirement would kick in as early as 2024. However, as an option, affected carriers could choose to convert from 10% to 50% of their California fleet to zero-emission trucks by 2031

Blog, Regulations
February 9th, 2023
What Are Your Goals in 2023? How about Saving on Truck Tolls!

With all the financial challenges trucking continues to face – high diesel prices, soft freight rates, increasing insurance and labor costs – there is one you may not have thought about. Toll costs. But you may not need to take the full brunt of toll increases. You do not need to bear the burden of the toll differential every system imposes on toll-by-plate transactions. You can save money on tolls by using a transponder. The same transponder you use to bypass weigh stations.

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