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September 22nd, 2021
Tackling New Trucking Technology

As a fleet owner or owner-operator, you likely appreciate the technologies built into your newer power units. They offer reduced maintenance costs, better fuel economy and improved communication with your drivers. You perhaps chose to qualify for other technological advances, like the electronic weigh station bypass service offered through PrePass. But, on the whole, this technology stuff may be a bit outside your wheelhouse. How do you tackle new trucking technology?

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September 17th, 2021
Truck Parking Shortage Gathering New Attention

The lack of adequate truck parking has been known for some time. Public attention, unfortunately, is directed to the issue only rarely. However, there are efforts underway to find money to build truck parking spaces and to save truck drivers and motor carriers time and money in locating them.

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September 14th, 2021
PrePass Upgrades ALERTS to Include Realtime Traffic Notifications

PrePass has upgraded its mobile app ALERTS system to include critical traffic warnings across all U.S. continental states. In addition to weigh station bypass notifications, truck drivers receive PrePass ALERTS as they approach high-risk areas on the road, helping them to stay vigilant and reduce speed when applicable. Motor carriers and commercial vehicle compliance agencies also benefit from thousands of ALERTS that appear in-cab on the PrePass app.

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September 14th, 2021
PrePass Real-Time Safety ALERTS™ Now Available Nationwide

PrePass Safety Alliance recently upgraded the PrePass safety ALERTS™ system to include critical traffic warnings across all 48 contiguous states. Motor carriers and commercial vehicle compliance agencies now benefit from thousands of ALERTS that appear in-cab on the PrePass app.

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September 8th, 2021
Podcast #57: How to Avoid the Most Common Violations of Trucking Rules

Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast and learn what are the most common truck driver and truck equipment violations and why they happen. More importantly, you’ll discover how you can prevent such violations from happening to you or your trucks.

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September 7th, 2021
FMCSA COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Extended Through November

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has responded to the rise in COVID-19 cases driven by the Delta variant by extending and expanding its emergency declaration. The updated emergency declaration now runs through Nov. 30, 2021. The prior emergency declaration expired on Aug. 31.

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September 1st, 2021
Trucking Things to Know Now: 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.

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August 31st, 2021
PrePass Now Available to America’s Motor Carriers on the Geotab Marketplace

PrePass Safety Alliance has announced that PrePass® weigh station bypass service is now available on the Geotab Marketplace, a go-to source for organizations seeking to better manage their fleets. This integration provides qualified motor carriers with a trusted and reliable option to expand bypass opportunities and help improve fleet safety and efficiency.

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August 31st, 2021
PrePass Weigh Station Bypass App Now Available in the Geotab Marketplace

PrePass weigh station bypass service is now available in the Geotab Marketplace. This integration provides qualified motor carriers a trusted and reliable option to expand bypass opportunities and help improve fleet safety and efficiency. The PrePass app works in the background on the Geotab Drive application, delivering passive audio and visual notifications as drivers approach weigh stations, available truck parking and hazardous areas.

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August 26th, 2021
Next Up for Trucking: Automatic Emergency Braking

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have yet to release a joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for automatic emergency braking (AEB) on new commercial motor vehicles. However, numerous indications point to automatic emergency braking as the next safety technology included on all new trucks, though it may not come via the government’s usual rulemaking process.

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August 23rd, 2021
Learn How to Compare Weigh Station Bypass Technologies

There are different technology options for truck weigh station bypassing – transponders and mobile apps. But how do you determine which is best for your trucking operation, so you can save the most time and money? Watch this webinar, “Comparing Weigh Station Bypass Technologies. Which is Best?” and learn how to select the best technology for your operation and how to develop a return-on-investment model.

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August 19th, 2021
Why Inspectors Devote a Full Week to Improving Truck Brake Safety

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has set this year’s Brake Safety Week for Aug. 22-28. Throughout the week commercial motor vehicle inspectors will focus on truck brake systems and components. Every North American Standard Inspection includes brakes, so why devote a full week to them? Let’s start with the numbers…

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