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April 15th, 2020
Cashless Tolling Equals Safer Toll Facility Operations

A major tolling authority has provided evidence that cashless tolling – possible for CMVs through PrePass Plus – also improves safety on toll facilities. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that the implementation of cashless tolling, along with the construction of wider lanes and shoulders, has reduced crashes on the Goethals Bridge by 57% over the past five years.

Blog, Safety, Tolling
April 10th, 2020
COVID-19 Response: Do You Qualify for a Small Business Loan?

Updated, July 6, 2020 – While motor carriers and professional drivers continue to respond to our nation’s needs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, financial assistance may be available to many small-and mid-sized carriers and independent contractors, if you act quickly. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act offers an opportunity for qualified businesses to help maintain payrolls and to cover eligible business expenses.

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April 8th, 2020
Survey Shows Weigh Station Bypass Nearly as Important to Truckers as Pay and Time at Home

As many trucking fleets struggle to find qualified drivers, and as driver turnover increases, a recent survey provides new insight into what may help solve these problems. The survey, conducted by PrePass Safety Alliance, the provider of PrePass weigh station bypass service, shows how both truck drivers and fleet executives rate the relative value of benefits offered by their companies.

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April 6th, 2020
Truck Traffic Volumes Remain Strong Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

PrePass Safety Alliance compiled data from January through March 2020 to compare the total number of commercial vehicles traveling past its coast-to-coast bypass locations. Representing both PrePass and non-PrePass enrolled vehicles, 13.28 million trucks traveled through or past these locations during March. This number is up from 12.74 million in February and nearly as high as the 13.29 million trucks recorded in January.

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April 6th, 2020
TSA Simplifies Trucking Hazmat Endorsements for TWIC Card Holders

UPDATED – April 15, 2020 The Transportation Security Administration has announced that holders of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials are no longer required to submit duplicative biographic and biometric information – and fees – to TSA when these drivers are applying for a state-administered hazmat endorsement.

Blog, Regulations
April 2nd, 2020
Podcast #39: 5 Trucking Trends for Drivers and Fleets to Watch

Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with Kelly Frey with PrePass about five trends that will shape trucking in 2020 and beyond. They talk about the effects of marijuana legalization and changing driver demographics in trucking as well as autonomy, data security and the internet of things.

Blog, Podcasts
March 31st, 2020
Feds Issue COVID-19 Guidance, Give Relief on Trucking Regulations

COVID-19 has moved government agencies to issue emergency declarations, as well as change and delay government programs and regulations that impact the trucking industry. In addition to the expanded FMCSA waiver on driver hours of service and increased weight allowances by states for vehicles delivering essential supplies, here are some other related updates.

Blog, Regulations
March 27th, 2020
Resources for Trucking-related Coronavirus and COVID-19 Information

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting both the trucking industry and the entire U.S. economy in many different ways. With new developments and announcements occurring at least daily, this information can be overwhelming, so we have compiled a list of resources for trucking-related coronavirus and COVID-19 updates and information.

Blog
March 25th, 2020
New Data Shows Critical Truck Deliveries Continue Despite COVID-19

New data released March 24 by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) shows that trucks are continuing to move – in many cases, faster than usual – to respond to the demands placed on the industry by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 19th, 2020
A Message from PrePass Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We know you may be facing operational challenges as you work to resupply grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, fuel stations and other essential elements of the supply chain. Here’s one aspect of your operation you can continue to count on: PrePass weigh station bypass and electronic toll payment services are running normally overall.

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March 18th, 2020
FMCSA Seeks Approval for Truck Driver Harassment, Assaults Study

FMCSA says it seeks to evaluate the breadth and frequency of harassment and violence so that it may develop materials and training to educate truckers, specifically minority and female drivers, on “how to protect themselves from being stalked, harassed, assaulted or robbed.” FMCSA may also reach out to truck driver training schools to incorporate such materials in their courses.

Blog, Trucking Community
March 17th, 2020
FMCSA Issues Nationwide Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 and HOS Relief

UPDATED, May 13, 2020 — The FMCSA emergency declaration will remain in effect until the COVID-19 national emergency is determined to be over or until 11:59 PM (Eastern time) on June 14, 2020, whichever comes first.

Blog, Regulations

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