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August 16th, 2019
PrePass Introduces Mobile Driver Alerts for Truck Brake Check/Chain-up Sites, Runaway Truck Ramps

The alerts notify truck drivers of steep grades ahead from a distance of approximately five miles away, and also notify them as they approach any of five runaway truck ramps along the route. Drivers will also receive alerts for seven sites along I-70 where they can perform brake checks and/or during winter, complete truck tire chain-ups or removals.

Press Release
August 15th, 2019
FMCSA Proposes Hours of Service Flexibility

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced its long-awaited proposal for changes in the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations affecting commercial motor vehicle drivers. FMCSA proposes five key changes to the HOS rules, with the intent of increasing driver flexibility while maintaining safety, according to the agency.

Blog, Regulations
August 15th, 2019
Podcast #29: Former Cop Tells How Truckers Can Best Deal with Law Enforcement to Reduce Delays

In every truck driver’s career, they will have to interact with law enforcement officers on multiple occasions. But how they handle these meetings can mean the difference between the encounter being short to being very long, or the possibility of a citation.

Blog, Podcasts
August 12th, 2019
New Carrier FMCSA Safety Audits May Now Be Conducted Remotely

Eight years of field testing in 10 states resulted in FMCSA’s announcement that new entrant safety audits may now be conducted remotely in all 50 states.

Blog, Safety
August 7th, 2019
FMCSA Seeks Truck Driver Detention Answers

In a Federal Register notice earlier this summer, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) asked seven questions about capturing reliable data on driver detention at shipper/consignee facilities. Comments are due by September 9.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
August 2nd, 2019
FMCSA Proposes Delay in Entry-Level Driver Training Verification Regulations

According to the FMCSA, more time is needed for adjustments in the IT systems used by driver trainers and by state driver licensing agencies. At the same time, FMCSA is moving forward with the February 7, 2020 effective date for minimum training requirements themselves.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
July 30th, 2019
Podcast #28: How Truck Drivers and Trucking Fleets Can Help Stop Human Trafficking

Millions of people worldwide, including many in the U.S., are caught up in the web of human trafficking, but thanks to the efforts of one group, both truck drivers and fleets can help put a stop to it.

Blog, Podcasts
July 25th, 2019
Can FMCSA Reach Beyond Trucks and Buses to Regulate Shippers?

Nowhere in the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 does the word “shipper” appear. So, how can FMCSA prohibit shippers and others from coercing drivers to violate HOS rules and other safety regulations?

Blog, Regulations, Safety
July 22nd, 2019
Carrier Says Its Found a Key to Keeping Truck Driver Satisfaction High

PrePass keeps Duncan & Son Lines and its drivers happy, because it helps their trucks roll by weigh stations, avoiding long lines of traffic.

Blog, Business
July 16th, 2019
Podcast #27: Talk About Autonomous Trucking Takes a Break

A future in which many were predicting driverless trucks would be taking over the highways in about a decade seems to have taken a time-out. Here’s why.

Blog, Podcasts
July 12th, 2019
Extra Enforcement During Operation Safe Driver Week, Make it Count for You

The crackdown is part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week, meaning there is a greater chance drivers will be issued warnings or citations for dangerous activity behind the wheel.

Blog, Safety, Trucking Community
July 9th, 2019
Canada to Require Trucks to Have ELDs Starting in Mid-2021

Beginning June 21, 2021, Transport Canada will require electronic logging devices (ELDs) when trucking north of the border, replacing paper logs. The Canadian action builds on lessons learned in the U.S. implementation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Blog, Regulations

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