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March 10th, 2022
Omnitracs Outlook 2022

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March 9th, 2022
Alternative Drug Testing Method Moves Closer for Trucking

The plan would amend the drug testing procedures required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for truck drivers and other DOT agencies for employees in safety-sensitive positions. Once finalized, companies employing these safety-sensitive personnel would have two options for federally required drug testing: oral fluid samples or the existing urine samples. The oral fluid drug testing proposal is based on drug testing guidelines adopted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an arm of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department.

March 7th, 2022
Podcast #63: Tracking Truck Driver Wages: Going Beyond Pay Per Mile

Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as we discuss different ways trucking fleets are offering alternatives to pay per mile. Leah Shaver tracks driver pay trends at the National Transportation Institute. She discusses why an increasing number of drivers want more than just pay per mile and the growing use of alternative pay programs. Shaver also talks about why these different pay packages are becoming more common and why carriers should think about evolving beyond a pay-per-mile model.

Blog, Podcasts
March 3rd, 2022
Shield Your Truck Fleet Against ‘Nuclear Verdicts’ by Improving Driver Qualification Standards

In August 2021, a jury sent a strong message to the trucking industry. That message: “if trucking companies don’t follow the law, they will pay a high price.” In this case, $1 billion in wrongful death damages. This ten-figure damage award represents the highest “nuclear verdict” the industry has ever seen. Nuclear verdicts are jury awards higher than $10 million. Most often, though, they are not $1 billion. So, what happened that led to such a high figure in the case?

Blog, Regulations, Safety
February 28th, 2022
FMCSA COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Extended Again, Through May 2022

UPDATED, Feb. 28, 2022 – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has responded to the COVID-19 variants and to supply chain challenges by again extending its emergency declaration. The updated emergency declaration now runs through May 31, 2022. The prior emergency declaration expired on Feb. 28, 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.

February 28th, 2022
Legislation Streamlines Truck Driver Credential Process

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, FMCSA issued and extended waivers to ease the challenges that student drivers, truck driver trainers and state driver licensing agencies faced during periods of office closures, physical distancing and personnel shortages. Now, lawmakers have introduced two pieces of federal legislation making permanent some of the regulatory relief provided by those pandemic waivers and streamlining the truck driver credentialing process.

Blog, Regulations
February 23rd, 2022
What The New National Roadway Safety Strategy Means for Trucking

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently announced the federal government’s new comprehensive National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS), fulfilling a promise to roll it out in January. What specifically does the NRSS mean for trucking? A glance at the NRSS explanations for just three of the objectives gives some indication of what lies ahead.

Blog, Safety
February 17th, 2022
Identify and Communicate Truck Safety Challenges with INFORM Safety

A new PrePass whitepaper titled, “Top Benefits of INFORM Safety,” explains how to use INFORM Safety to identify and communicate fleet safety challenges. INFORM Safety is easy-to-use data visualization software that helps fleet safety professionals quickly identify: safety challenges identified through carrier BASICs scores; violations that are most frequent and where they happen; and trucks or drivers that may be need attention.

February 15th, 2022
Life-Saving Lessons from Trucking Law Enforcement

State highway patrol officers answer the call every day. Perhaps, because of all we share, we in trucking can learn what steps the highway patrol takes to stay safe on the road. One law enforcement safety organization labeled highway patrol and other police work as “totally unpredictable and inherently dangerous.” No matter what conditions officers face, they remain focused on what they can control. That organization identified Five Tenets, items the officer can control, that lead to improved safety. Four of them speak directly to truck drivers.

February 10th, 2022
5 Ways Technology, Operational Improvements Can Address Trucking’s Top Challenges

Fleets today must tackle tough issues including driver and technician shortages, truck parking, detention time, and compliance. That’s according to the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI’s) Top Trucking Industry Issues survey released in the fall of 2021. The good news is that technology and operational improvements can help fleets address many of these pressing issues. In a recent webinar, both PrePass and one of its partners, Geotab, presented solutions to the challenges outlined in the ATRI survey.

February 9th, 2022
New Garmin Smartwatch with PrePass Supports Truck Driver Health, Safety and Daily Convenience

PrePass Safety Alliance announced that PrePass weigh station bypass notifications will appear on the Garmin Instinct 2 – dēzl Edition, a rugged smartwatch created for professional truck drivers. The wearable helps increase efficiencies by providing bypass alerts when approaching a weigh station and encourages a healthy lifestyle with all-day health monitoring and workouts for short breaks.

Press Release
February 7th, 2022
Podcast #62: Solving Truck Driver Detention Problems and How ELDs May Help

Truck drivers frequently complain about shippers and receivers forcing them to wait for excessive periods of time. But can anything be done to solve this age-old problem? Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as we talk about possible solutions, including how electronic logging devices can help with Dave Huneryeager, recently retired president and CEO of the Tennessee Trucking Association.

Blog, Podcasts

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