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January 21st, 2021
New Whitepaper Helps Truck Fleets Improve Unsafe Driving and Crash Indicator Scores

FMCSA regards the Unsafe Driving and the Crash Indicator BASICs, along with the Hours of Service Compliance BASIC, as the three most critical of the seven BASICs. “BASICs –Improving Unsafe Driving and Crash Indicator”  focuses on these two BASICs and explains how the seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs) work in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program.

January 18th, 2021
FMCSA Seeks Public Comments on Truck “Yard Moves”

Regulatory guidance, as FMCSA has proposed here, does not have the force of law. However, examples provided by regulatory guidance can help drivers and motor carriers to apply complex legal standards in real-world situations. In the case of “yard moves,” FMCSA notes that the history of hours of service and one other HOS special driving category could foster confusion, unless it provides concrete examples of “yard moves.”

January 14th, 2021
Major Truck Safety Enforcement Events Reveal Areas Needing Improvement

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the international association of commercial motor vehicle law enforcement agencies and inspectors, conducts three major enforcement events each year. Comparing results from year-to-year provides a glimpse into the areas motor carriers and drivers must improve. In 2020, the data may also indicate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulatory waivers on the safety and compliance practices of the trucking industry.

January 11th, 2021
Podcast #49: Expect Changes in Trucking Regulations with a New Administration and Congress

With a new presidential administration and Democratic control of Congress, expect to see changes in trucking regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Administration as well as in trucking laws from Capitol Hill in 2021. Listen to the latest “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast, presented by PrePass as we talk with former FMCSA deputy administrator Warren Hoemann. He discusses what changes could be in store for fleets and drivers when it comes to hours of service, speed limiters, insurance requirements, the CSA program, driver detention time and more.

Blog, Podcasts
January 7th, 2021
Fleet Increases Efficiencies with PrePass MOTION™ and Geotab Integration

Trucking companies now work to integrate these different systems to improve efficiency. This provides companies with integrated dashboards and drivers with simple, consolidated displays. That’s exactly why D&H Transportation began using PrePass and Geotab. In this new case study, learn how this California-based fleet improved its operation by integrating the PrePass MOTION weigh station bypass application with its Geotab telematics system.

January 4th, 2021
What to Expect with Trucking Regulations in 2021

Can you predict regulatory changes in the future? The political environment in Washington, D.C. often determines which regulations move forward and which do not. Our form of government puts a premium on what is acceptable to Congress and the administration, particularly following an election year with some outcomes still undecided. So any regulatory prognosticator should be transparently uncertain as to the future. Here, though, are topics that should rise to top of mind for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2021.

December 29th, 2020
CDL, Medical Card Waivers Extended Through February 2021

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended the waivers for renewals of interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), commercial learner’s permits (CLPs) and medical cards to Feb. 28, 2021. CDLs, CLPs or medical cards that were granted a waiver from renewal deadlines in 2020 must be renewed and in place for commercial vehicle operations beginning March 1, 2021.

December 22nd, 2020
Truck Parking Woes Continue, What You Can Do About It

Recently, the National Coalition on Truck Parking met under the auspices of the Federal Highway Administration, part of the U.S. DOT, to discuss findings in the latest Jason’s Law survey. It found public truck parking spaces grew by 6% while private parking spaces saw an 11% increase, but that growth has not kept pace with truck volume.

December 17th, 2020
How the Pandemic Affected Truck Safety Scores and How to Improve Them

COVID-19, civil unrest and a divisive election all made 2020 a challenging year. These events affected traffic patterns and enforcement activity, having serious consequences for the unprepared. With motor carrier Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores on the line, learn how these trends may affect your scores and actions you can take now to maintain favorable safety scores into 2021. Watch this PrePass webinar, “Managing Your Fleet’s CSA Scores Through the Pandemic and Beyond.”

December 15th, 2020
Motor Carriers Save More Time, Money on E-470 with PrePass Plus

Motor carriers on Colorado’s E-470 can now save time and money with the expansion of the PrePass Plus electronic toll payment service to the tolling authority. The PrePass service combines weigh station bypass service and electronic toll payments in one simple transponder mounted safely on trucks.

Press Release
December 15th, 2020
Critical Deadline: UCR Enforcement Begins on Jan. 1, 2021

Unified Carrier Registration enforcement will begin on Jan. 1, 2021. If you are a carrier that operates cargo-carrying commercial vehicles that cross state and/or international lines, you must have a UCR. UCR is federally mandated. If your fleet is required to register for the 2021 UCR, you MUST do so by Dec. 31, 2020. There has been no indication that this deadline will be extended.

Blog, Regulations
December 14th, 2020
New Whitepaper Helps Truck Fleets Improve Hours of Service Safety Scores and Compliance

“BASICs –Improving Hours of Service Compliance” explains how the seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs) work in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program. In particular, FMCSA regards the HOS Compliance BASIC as the most important of the seven BASICs and assigns HOS violations double the weight during a compliance review.


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