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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 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 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 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 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 19th, 2019
PrePass Expands to British Columbia through Weigh2GoBC Service

A new agreement between PrePass Safety Alliance and British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure allows PrePass users to bypass weigh stations in British Columbia, adding 11 locations to PrePass bypass sites.

Press Release
August 21st, 2019
FMCSA to Survey Crimes Against Female and Minority Truckers

The survey intends to understand the prevalence, seriousness, and nature of the problem, potentially leading to FMCSA development of training or outreach materials to help truckers protect themselves.

Blog, Safety
August 26th, 2019
Webinar: Truckers, Fleets Can Get Certified, Trained to Help Stop Human Trafficking

You will learn from this non-profit group how widespread the problem of human trafficking is in the U.S. and how you can become trained and certified, so you can be an everyday hero on the frontlines of the battle against human trafficking.

Blog, Trucking Community
August 30th, 2019
Podcast #30: New, Independent Study Reveals Shippers Prefer Truckers Who Use Weigh Station Bypass

The benefits of weigh station bypass for truckers is undeniable – both drivers and fleets save time and money by not having to wait in lines at weigh stations and can just drive on by. Now there is new research that shows another big benefit.

Blog, Podcasts
September 4th, 2019
What Truckers Need to Do When Stopped by the Highway Patrol

Many drivers stopped by the highway patrol are anxious, irritated or even resentful. It is hollow advice to say “just relax” – it’s the law, after all. A little case of nerves is normal. But there are steps you can take to help every encounter with a trooper turn out the best it can be.

Blog, Regulations
September 9th, 2019
FMCSA Proposes Permanent, Expanded Truck Crash Preventability Demonstration Program

FMCSA proposes to accept submissions of crashes, those occurring on or after August 1 of this year, in all 15 categories, beginning around October 1, 2019. Submissions under the original categories would end September 30 for crashes that occurred up until July 31, 2019.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
September 11th, 2019
Know a Great Truck Driver? Nominate Them for Award Sponsored by PrePass Safety Alliance

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is accepting applications for its annual International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA), sponsored by PrePass Safety Alliance. This annual honor, launched in 2015, recognizes individuals who go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a commercial vehicle driver.

Blog, Safety, Trucking Community