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September 23rd, 2022
Welcome FMCSA Administrator Hutcheson

As administrator, Hutcheson leads approximately 1,100 agency employees, 900 of whom work in the four regional service centers and the division offices in each state, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. President Biden earlier nominated Meera Joshi to head up FMCSA, but she withdrew her nomination in late 2021 to take a position with the New York City Mayor’s Office.

Blog, Regulations
September 21st, 2022
What Law Enforcement Officers Think About Trucks

Motor carriers and truck drivers may feel that law enforcement singles them out while other seemingly unsafe operators continue down the road. And truckers would be right – commercial motor vehicles are the largest objects in the traffic stream, often like that towering weed amid the smaller plants.

Blog, Regulations, Safety, Trucking Community
September 15th, 2022
Learn from Other Truck Fleets How INFORM Safety Solves Safety Problems

INFORM Safety is easy-to-use data visualization software, available to PrePass customers at no extra charge. INFORM Safety takes the very same data that the FMCSA uses to evaluate motor carrier safety and displays it in graphics and visual images, guiding the user to the underlying root causes of safety problems — all without the tedious downloading and sorting of federal files. Does INFORM Safety work out there in the real world? Join us as we look at three cases of motor carriers using INFORM Safety to address safety issues.

Blog, Safety
September 12th, 2022
Trucking Group Seeks Exemption in Hair Testing for Drug Use

Members of The Trucking Alliance already utilize hair testing for their truck drivers. They believe that hair testing can detect the “lifestyle” drug user in a way that urine testing cannot. But because hair testing is not yet federally approved these motor carriers cannot share hair test results with the clearinghouse or with other carriers. They must also continue to conduct and report urine tests.

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September 8th, 2022
FMCSA Proposes Updates to Trucking Medical Examiner’s Handbook

After holding public hearings and gathering advice from its Medical Review Board, the FMCSA has posted a new, proposed Medical Examiner’s Handbook. The agency is asking for public comment by Sept. 30, 2022.

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September 5th, 2022
Learn How Weigh Station Bypass Adds Up to Big Savings, Part 2

In this two-part series, we look at three common interstate truck routes and demonstrate the cumulative savings that bypassing weigh stations with PrePass provides. In the first part, we examined the western route between Salt Lake City, UT and Riverside, CA. Now we tackle a truck route in the East and another cross-country.

Blog, Business, Safety, Technology
September 1st, 2022
Learn How Weigh Station Bypass Adds Up to Big Savings, Part 1

In this two-part series, we will look at three common interstate truck routes – one in the West, one in the East, and one cross-country. Using conservative estimates of time, fuel and labor costs saved, the series will show why participation in PrePass has a cumulative impact much greater than just bypassing that one problem scale.

Blog, Business, Safety, Technology
August 29th, 2022
Eliminating Distractions for New Truck Drivers

Safety is more than knowing how to drive a truck and follow the rules. Safety demands focus and attention. That means eliminating the distractions every new employee faces so that your new truck driver can keep their eyes on the road and mind on the task at hand.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
August 25th, 2022
Podcast #68: Debunking Weigh Station Bypass Service Myths

Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast and learn which myths about weigh station bypass service simply are not true and how they may cost you time, money and even fuel. Host Evan Lockridge talks with PrePass Regional Director Terry Maple, former superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol.

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August 22nd, 2022
What Could a U.S. Truck Speed Limiter Mandate Look Like? – Part Two

With the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration once again considering the idea of mandating speed limiters on most tractor-trailers, PrePass examines use of the devices in different parts of the world. In Part One we looked at speed limiter mandates in other countries. In this part, we review research and results in many of the more than 30 countries with speed limiters and what the future may hold there and elsewhere.

Blog, Regulations, Safety, Trucking Community
August 17th, 2022
What Could a U.S. Truck Speed Limiter Mandate Look Like? – Part One

The debate over speed limiters on trucks has returned. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reopened a 2016 rulemaking on the issue in May of 2022. Experience with truck speed limiters can be found in other countries, where mandates on trucks (as well as on other vehicles) date as far back as the 1990’s. In Part One we look at speed limiter mandates in other countries. In all, 30-plus countries have speed limiter mandates.

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August 11th, 2022
So What If My Truck Is a Little Overweight? Part 2.

The rationale for truck size and weight limits does not designate what those size and weight limits should be. That’s because we do live in a world of innovation. Different parts of the country and different industries see the need for regional or industry-specific truck size and weight limits.

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