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August 8th, 2022
So What If My Truck Is a Little Overweight? Part 1.

Consider this article similar to a physician’s advice about your health as a motor carrier – including the health of your equipment and safety program. Truck size and weight affect the health of all three. Truck size and weight, as the word “and” indicates, comes in two parts. But why, in this world of innovation, do we even have truck size and weight limits?

Blog, Regulations, Safety
August 5th, 2022
Prepare Your Trucks for Brake Safety Week

Brake-related violations comprise the largest percentage of all out-of-service vehicle violations cited during roadside inspections, according to CVSA. Last year’s three-day International Roadcheck data showed brake systems and brake adjustment violations accounted for 38.9% of all vehicle out-of-service violations, the most of any category of vehicle violations.

Blog, Regulations, Safety, Trucking Community
August 2nd, 2022
Defending Your Truck Fleet Against Tire and Tread-Off Claims

The ghosts of tire treads past haunt the berms of interstates. The useful life runs out and the tread comes off. Amid the debris are the shards of blown tires. In congested areas, lost treads and blown tires can make contact nearby vehicles. Blown tires and lost treads can cause claims against your trucking company. Fault is not automatic. You can defend against the claims.

Blog, Safety
July 28th, 2022
The PrePass/Partner Truck Driver Experience

PrePass partners with leading telematics and navigation service providers to integrate the PrePass weigh station bypass application into one device. Now trucking companies who choose these solutions from Garmin, Geotab, Omnitracs, or Pedigree Technologies can also receive PrePass on-screen notifications of upcoming weigh stations and bypass decisions. One device, one screen, and only one log-on.

Blog, Business, Technology
July 25th, 2022
Podcast #67: FMCSA’s New Truck Speed Limiter Plan – 5 Common Questions Answered

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently said it was moving forward with a proposal to require the use of speed limiters on most trucks after an earlier plan sat idle for years. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast from PrePass as host Evan Lockridge gives you answers to some frequently asked questions that have come up about this new speed limiter proposal.

Blog, Podcasts
July 21st, 2022
Feds Looking for Comments on Trucker Hours of Service, Driver Registry and More

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently published four Information Collection Requests in the Federal Register. These are four opportunities to make sure that FMCSA and NHTSA continue to get the right information in the right way. These ICRs also provide a chance to suggest changes, such as in the content or in the mechanics of data collection.

Blog, Regulations
July 18th, 2022
What Truck Drivers Should Do When They Spot Emergencies

What should truck drivers do when they spot an emergency? Here is advice for fleet managers to share with their drivers. Wise advice from law enforcement officials, who are often the next to arrive on the scene.

Blog, Safety, Trucking Community
July 14th, 2022
Trucking Things to Know Now, Part 6: Federal Regulatory Updates

Glancing at the regulatory plate of the trucking-related regulatory agencies – the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration – as listed in the Spring Edition of the Unified Regulatory Agenda, the rulemaking menu is very full. Here is a look at upcoming rulemakings.

Blog, Regulations
July 12th, 2022
PrePass Safety Alliance Acquires Leading Truck Technology Firm

PrePass Safety Alliance, the non-profit provider of PrePass weigh station bypass and other advanced truck safety and toll payment technologies has announced the acquisition of  CVO Holding Company LLC.

Press Release
July 11th, 2022
Truck Rear Underride Guard Standards Upgraded, Side Guards Considered

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has completed a rulemaking, upgrading the rear underride guard standards on newly-manufactured trailers and semitrailers with a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or more. Previous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) called for rear underride guards to withstand a 30 mph impact from a passenger car, in which 50% of the width of the passenger motor vehicle overlaps the rear of the trailer or semitrailer.

Blog, Regulations
July 6th, 2022
7 Trucking Regulations That Could Change Your World

Over the next two years federal regulators are expected to propose new trucking regulations that will significantly alter the world in which professional drivers, motor carriers, and trucks operate. Precisely how these regulations come about – their timing, cost, and content – are strongly affected by politics, the economy and by you, through your comments to the rulemaking dockets. Learn about these possible new trucking rules.

Blog, Business, Regulations
June 30th, 2022
FMCSA Forecasts Autonomous Truck Rulemaking for Late 2022

Toward the end of 2022, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may release a proposed rulemaking for fully-automated (autonomous) trucks, according to the head of FMCSA’s technology division. But considering the complexity of autonomous vehicles (AV) – both cars and trucks – that schedule is not locked in. Why? The USDOT maintains a technology-neutral stance, relying on the “marketplace of ideas” for advancement of technology, making the uniformity provided by federal regulations difficult to achieve.

Blog, Regulations, Technology

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