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February 19th, 2024
Using Technology to Solve Trucking’s Top 10 Industry Concerns

Truck parking, the economy, fuel prices, zero-emission vehicles; just a few concerns revealed in the American Transportation Research Institute’s Trucking Top Industry Issues Survey for 2023. Fortunately, technologies exist to help motor carriers deal with these challenges. PrePass and Geotab recently teamed up for webinar to show how advanced technology and innovation can address these issues and improve truck fleets’ efficiency.

Blog, Regulations, Safety, Technology, Trucking Community, Uncategorized
February 14th, 2024
Feds Update Significant Trucking Rulemakings Expected in 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a new Significant Rulemaking Report and in it are several items of great interest to both truck drivers and motor carriers. The report updates several of the regulatory developments projected by PrePass for this year, including when it comes to truck speed limiters.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
February 13th, 2024
What Are Your Goals in 2024? How about Saving on Truck Tolls!

With all the financial challenges trucking continues to face there is one you may not have thought about. And it may be increasing faster than all the rest. Toll costs. But you don’t have to take the full brunt of toll increases. You do not need to bear the burden of the toll differential every system imposes on toll-by-plate transactions. You can save money on tolls by using PrePass Tolls. Here’s how.

Blog, Trucking Community
February 12th, 2024
Is This a Good Time to Apply for Weigh Station Bypass Service?

The key to improving your truck fleet’s safety is to review your Inspection Selection System (ISS) score. It deeply affects whether a truck will be inspected by safety enforcement officers or not and whether you get a green light or a red light from your weigh station bypass service provider. So how can you improve your ISS score? It is a simple four-step process.

Blog, Regulations, Safety, Trucking Community
February 7th, 2024
Getting Required Truck Driver Medical Exams May Become Difficult

Motor carriers and truck drivers are required to use certified medical examiners for driver physical examinations. Medical examiners who do not fully register with Login.gov by Feb. 23 will be dropped from the National Registry and will be unable to submit or retrieve driver data. In other words, they will be unable to perform the functions of a certified medical examiner.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
February 6th, 2024
Lessons from the Truck Sleeper Berth Compensation Case

The First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston upheld a lower court decision, ruling that sleeper berth time beyond eight hours in a team driver operation was compensable. The case involved a motor carrier’s truck driver training program where driver trainees occupied the sleeper berth for ten hours and more while their veteran co-drivers operated the truck. For motor carriers considering truck driver compensation, the ruling case offers at least three major lessons.

Blog, Regulations, Trucking Community
February 1st, 2024
Trucking Things to Know Now, Part 12: Federal Regulatory Updates

Whatever the political headlines of the day, federal agencies continue to add new trucking regulations, adopt new forms, and extend or discontinue previous waivers and exemptions. In this series, “Trucking Things to Know Now,” PrePass provides quick updates on regulatory developments, often with links to more information.

Blog, Regulations, Safety, Trucking Community
January 29th, 2024
California Dreamin’ of Zero-Emissions Trucks Hits Bump in the Road

Work by the American Transportation Research Institute underscores the challenges ahead for all-electric fleets in California. The battery materials needed to power millions of  California based cars and trucks would consume over 400% of the annual global production of cobalt, 379% of graphite, 492% of lithium, and a “mere” 89% of global nickel production.

Blog, Regulations
January 25th, 2024
New Independent Contractor Rules Will Affect Owner-Operator Truckers

These latest DOL regulations reject a Labor Department ruling from the prior administration that attempted to simplify the employee/independent contractor question by establishing two “core” factors, out of six factors overall, in determining worker status – the nature and degree of control over the work and the worker’s opportunity for profit or loss. The new final rule considers all six factors  equally under an “economic reality test.”

Blog, Regulations, Trucking Community
January 22nd, 2024
Want More Bypasses? 6 Ways to Increase Weigh Station Bypass Opportunities.

Sometimes your PrePass weigh station bypass transponder may not give you the green light to continue down the road, and your truck must pull into a weigh station. What happened? And, more particularly, what steps can you take to ensure it doesn’t happen again? Here are six ways truck drivers and motor carriers can increase their bypass chances.

Blog, Safety, Trucking Community
January 17th, 2024
Driving Cost Savings with RFID and Electronic Tolling

Read the new PrePass whitepaper, “RFID Tolling for Trucks: Enhancing Safety, Efficiency, and Environmental Benefits,” and learn how an RFID transponder is the best choice for when it comes using toll roads equipped with automatic electronic tolling. Not only does an RFID transponder help you save time, fuel, and money, but it also gives you fleet reliable time in transit, improved safety, and reduced environmental impact.

Blog, Safety, Trucking Community
January 11th, 2024
Has Your Electronic Logging Device Been Cancelled? FMCSA Revokes More ELDs.

It’s almost like feeling out of sorts, heading to your doctor’s office, and learning that your long-time family physician has retired. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires most interstate motor carriers to have electronic logging devices, in their trucks. Truck drivers, in turn, become accustomed to the particular ELD make and model in their cabs. Now they learn that FMCSA has revoked their ELD. What should fleets and drivers do?

Blog, Regulations, Safety, Trucking Community

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