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March 4th, 2024
Now is the Time to Prepare: CVSA Truck Inspection Events for 2024

Each year the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance organizes three major truck inspection events across North America. CVSA is a non-profit association of commercial motor vehicle safety officials in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with participation by trucking industry representatives. The truck inspection events provide an annual snapshot of trucking safety and compliance, helping commercial law enforcement, motor carriers and professional drivers work on areas needing improvement. Here are details about the three events in 2024.

Blog, Regulations, Safety, Trucking Community
February 29th, 2024
Chas Wurster Joins PrePass as Chief Technology Officer

Most recently, Wurster served as Chief Technology Officer for Platform Science, a leading telematics and IoT service company. Wurster will leverage his over two decades of entrepreneurship and technical leadership to shape the future of PrePass’ product and technology strategy. Wurstner holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Harvey Mudd College and an M.S. in Computer Science from The University of California San Diego.

Press Release
February 28th, 2024
Keeping Up with Changes in State Trucking Laws & Regulations

Mundane or not, state regulations impact motor carrier safety and compliance. How can owner operator truck drivers and truck fleet managers keep track of regulatory changes across all 50 U.S. states and the ten Canadian provinces, not to mention the myriad local jurisdictions? It can be a daunting task, depending on the scope of your operations. Here’s a quick guide to keep your operation safe and legal.

Blog, Regulations, Safety, Trucking Community
February 22nd, 2024
Showing Up for Trucking in 2024

Just think of the year 2024. This is an election year. Turn on any TV news show, and the pundits will read the latest polling results… this candidate is up; this one is down; this issue is trending… but always with the caveat that voters determine elections, not opinions captured in polls. The world is run by those who show up.

Blog, Regulations, Safety, Trucking Community
February 19th, 2024
Using Technology to Solve Trucking’s Top 10 Industry Concerns

Truck parking, the economy, fuel prices, zero-emission vehicles; just a few concerns revealed in the American Transportation Research Institute’s Trucking Top Industry Issues Survey for 2023. Fortunately, technologies exist to help motor carriers deal with these challenges. PrePass and Geotab recently teamed up for webinar to show how advanced technology and innovation can address these issues and improve truck fleets’ efficiency.

Blog, Regulations, Safety, Technology, Trucking Community, Uncategorized
February 14th, 2024
Feds Update Significant Trucking Rulemakings Expected in 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a new Significant Rulemaking Report and in it are several items of great interest to both truck drivers and motor carriers. The report updates several of the regulatory developments projected by PrePass for this year, including when it comes to truck speed limiters.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
February 13th, 2024
What Are Your Goals in 2024? How about Saving on Truck Tolls!

With all the financial challenges trucking continues to face there is one you may not have thought about. And it may be increasing faster than all the rest. Toll costs. But you don’t have 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 PrePass Tolls. Here’s how.

Blog, Trucking Community
February 12th, 2024
Is This a Good Time to Apply for Weigh Station Bypass Service?

The key to improving your truck fleet’s safety is to review your Inspection Selection System (ISS) score. It deeply affects whether a truck will be inspected by safety enforcement officers or not and whether you get a green light or a red light from your weigh station bypass service provider. So how can you improve your ISS score? It is a simple four-step process.

Blog, Regulations, Safety, Trucking Community
February 7th, 2024
Getting Required Truck Driver Medical Exams May Become Difficult

Motor carriers and truck drivers are required to use certified medical examiners for driver physical examinations. Medical examiners who do not fully register with Login.gov by Feb. 23 will be dropped from the National Registry and will be unable to submit or retrieve driver data. In other words, they will be unable to perform the functions of a certified medical examiner.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
February 6th, 2024
Lessons from the Truck Sleeper Berth Compensation Case

The First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston upheld a lower court decision, ruling that sleeper berth time beyond eight hours in a team driver operation was compensable. The case involved a motor carrier’s truck driver training program where driver trainees occupied the sleeper berth for ten hours and more while their veteran co-drivers operated the truck. For motor carriers considering truck driver compensation, the ruling case offers at least three major lessons.

Blog, Regulations, Trucking Community
February 1st, 2024
Trucking Things to Know Now, Part 12: 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, Safety, Trucking Community
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.

Blog, Regulations

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