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April 6th, 2020
Truck Traffic Volumes Remain Strong Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

PrePass Safety Alliance compiled data from January through March 2020 to compare the total number of commercial vehicles traveling past its coast-to-coast bypass locations. Representing both PrePass and non-PrePass enrolled vehicles, 13.28 million trucks traveled through or past these locations during March. This number is up from 12.74 million in February and nearly as high as the 13.29 million trucks recorded in January.

Press Release
March 31st, 2020
Feds Issue COVID-19 Guidance, Give Relief on Trucking Regulations

COVID-19 has moved government agencies to issue emergency declarations, as well as change and delay government programs and regulations that impact the trucking industry. In addition to the expanded FMCSA waiver on driver hours of service and increased weight allowances by states for vehicles delivering essential supplies, here are some other related updates.

Blog, Regulations
March 27th, 2020
Resources for Trucking-related Coronavirus and COVID-19 Information

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting both the trucking industry and the entire U.S. economy in many different ways. With new developments and announcements occurring at least daily, this information can be overwhelming, so we have compiled a list of resources for trucking-related coronavirus and COVID-19 updates and information.

March 25th, 2020
New Data Shows Critical Truck Deliveries Continue Despite COVID-19

New data released March 24 by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) shows that trucks are continuing to move – in many cases, faster than usual – to respond to the demands placed on the industry by the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 19th, 2020
A Message from PrePass Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We know you may be facing operational challenges as you work to resupply grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, fuel stations and other essential elements of the supply chain. Here’s one aspect of your operation you can continue to count on: PrePass weigh station bypass and electronic toll payment services are running normally overall.

March 17th, 2020
FMCSA Issues Nationwide Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 and HOS Relief

UPDATED, May 13, 2020 — The FMCSA emergency declaration will remain in effect until the COVID-19 national emergency is determined to be over or until 11:59 PM (Eastern time) on June 14, 2020, whichever comes first.

Blog, Regulations
May 4th, 2022
FMCSA Reopening Truck Speed Limiter Rulemaking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has filed a Advance Notice of Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking, also called a Notice of Intent. This signals that the agency will develop a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, by reopening the speed limiter rulemaking from September 2016. Public comments to the ANSPR are due by June 3, 2022. The FMCSA ANSPR seeks public comments on a series of questions intended to help the agency develop its SNPRM.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
March 28th, 2022
The Pros and Cons of Truck Tolling by Plate

Tolling technology comes in two versions: toll by plate and toll by transponder. Both reduce delays and hassles of toll tickets and toll booths. However, toll by plate and toll by transponder accomplish collecting tolls very differently. And those differences can affect a motor carrier’s bottom line greatly. Read about this in the PrePass whitepaper “The Pros and Cons of Truck Tolling by Plate.”

Blog, Technology, Tolling
March 24th, 2022
Report: Trucker Drug Violations Move Higher

Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse shows a 10.2% increase with 58,215 drug violations in 2021. Those violations include driver refusals to submit to a test, drug test failures, and actual knowledge of a drug violation. However, 82% of the total for last year is due to positive drug tests. By far the most frequent substance identified in the positive drug tests was marijuana, followed distantly by cocaine.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
March 21st, 2022
Trucking Things to Know Now, Part 4: Federal Regulatory Updates

The Federal Highway Administration recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to update regulations requiring states to certify the status of state law on the revocation or suspension of drug offenders’ driver’s licenses. The proposal seeks only to clarify existing law, but eight percent of a state’s federal highway funds are at stake. Money talks, so expect more attention to drugs and driving from the states.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
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 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