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June 20th, 2022
Why Was My Truck Stopped?

Enforcement notices the actions of a professional truck driver more than those of other drivers. That’s because an 18-wheeler is the biggest vehicle on the road and it is easy to spot, not only by the officer but also by all people on the roadway. Most times, it is something the trucker did or didn’t do in traffic. Oftentimes, it is something the truck driver does without thinking… and therein lies the problem.

Blog, Safety, Trucking Community
June 15th, 2022
Operation Safe Driver Week Focuses on Speeding Cars and Trucks

This year’s Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for July 10-16. Law enforcement personnel in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. will patrol roadways throughout that week, issuing warnings and citations to commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors. Officers will look for violations such as speeding, distracted driving, following too closely, improper lane change, and drunk or drugged driving.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
June 9th, 2022
Traffic Fatalities Hit 16-Year High, Truck Involved Fatalities Up 13%

This National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report provides only a preliminary analysis of year-to-year fatality numbers over multiple categories and does not draw conclusions as to the direct cause of the crashes. But some groups are responding to the rise in fatal crashes by advancing their preferred solutions.

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June 6th, 2022
Podcast #66: Why Diesel Prices Are High and When Could They Drop?

Listen to the new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast from PrePass as host Evan Lockridge talks with Tom Kloza, long-time fuel and oil analyst with the Oil Price Information Service. They discuss the causes of the recent diesel price spike, the reasons diesel has grown so much more expensive than gasoline, whether solutions to provide price relief will actually work and much more.

Blog, Podcasts
June 2nd, 2022
12 Ways to Get Control over Your Truck Fleet’s Diesel Fuel Costs

Diesel prices are at or near record highs and there is no indication as to when they may return to more typical levels. That creates a hardship on trucking operations of all sizes. Fortunately, there are some ways you can help reduce how much your motor carrier operation is spending on fuel.

Blog, Trucking Community
June 1st, 2022
UPDATED: FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Waiver through Mid-October of 2022

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is responding to the COVID-19 variants and to supply chain challenges by again extending its emergency declaration. The updated emergency declaration now runs through Oct. 15, 2022. The prior emergency declaration expired on Aug. 31, 2022. Like the previous version of the COVID-19 emergency declaration this updated FMCSA response grants motor carriers and truck drivers relief only from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Part 395.3, the maximum driving time for property-carrying vehicles, with certain restrictions.

Blog, Regulations
May 31st, 2022
Insight Tech Conference & Expo

September 24-27, 2023  Booth 813 Venetian Resort Las Vegas, NV Click here for more information

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May 31st, 2022
Linehaul Summit

June 28-30, 2023   Booth 504 Irving Convention Center Irving, TX Click here for more information

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May 30th, 2022
Truck Driver Coercion Complaints Growing

In 2012, Congress passed the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, better known as MAP-21. Within that transportation bill, one section made it unlawful for any transportation entity – motor carrier, shipper, receiver, transportation intermediary – to coerce truck drivers to operate in violation of certain federal safety regulations. FMCSA does more than just count the number of coercion complaints; it often uses them as the basis for motor carrier audits and investigations, an increasing number of which are performed remotely.

Blog, Regulations
May 26th, 2022
U.S DOT Providing $1 Billion to Improve Road Safety, Reduce Crashes

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that the application process is now open for communities of all sizes to apply for $1 billion in funding to help ensure safe streets and roads and address the national roadway safety crisis, including reducing crashes involving commercial vehicles.

Blog, Safety
May 23rd, 2022
Truck Leasing Task Force to Examine Lease-Purchase Agreements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is creating a special task force to examine truck lease agreements. The group will look at lease and lease-purchase agreements among motor carriers, leasing companies, owner-operators, and drayage drivers. The Infrastructure Bill, passed in late 2021, granted FMCSA authority to create the Truck Leasing Task Force. The 10-member TLTF will examine many areas related to truck leasing arrangements.

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May 18th, 2022
4 Ways to Improve Inspector Relationships and Truck Inspection Results

Vehicle inspections range from minor inconveniences to major disruptions, depending on the inspection type and what inspectors find, stressed Steve Vaughn, vice president of field operations for PrePass, during the webinar “Improve Inspector Relationships. Improve Truck Inspection Results.” The former enforcement officer with the California Highway Patrol and past president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance gave insight into inspections from both sides of the desk. He advised fleets to take four steps to improve fleet safety scores and avoid inspections.

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