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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
September 12th, 2019
It’s Time to Prepare for More Truck Inspections During Brake Safety Week

The goal of Brake Safety Week is to reduce the number of crashes caused or made more severe by faulty brake systems on commercial motor vehicles. This is accomplished by conducting roadside inspections and identifying and removing unsafe commercial motor vehicles from our roadways, according to CVSA.

Blog, Safety
September 18th, 2019
Podcast #31: FMCSA Proposes Hours of Service Changes for Truckers. Learn What It Means for You.

Following years of complaints by truck drivers and fleets about federal hours of service regulations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed significant changes. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with Warren Hoemann, a former number two official at the FMCSA, now PrePass consultant as they discuss what’s in the plan.

Blog, Podcasts
September 23rd, 2019
PrePass Expands Offerings with British Columbia Service, Mobile Driver Alerts

A new agreement with the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure allows PrePass users to bypass weigh stations in British Columbia, adding 11 locations to PrePass bypass sites. This is PrePass’ first service offering in Canada. PrePass has also rolled-out new truck driver safety alerts for mountainous areas along Interstate 70 in Colorado

Blog, Technology
September 25th, 2019
Diesel Price Spikes. PrePass Can Help Your Trucking Fleet Save Money.

While the average U.S. cost of diesel this week is 19 cents lower than it was the same time a year ago, there are increasing concerns this recent spike is putting a strain on trucking company profitability.

Blog
October 2nd, 2019
The High Price of FMCSA Civil Penalties – Another Reason to Stay Safe, Legal and Compliant

FMCSA like all federal regulatory agencies, has the authority to issue fines and penalties. Those penalties may be imposed after FMCSA enforcement cases. Civil penalties can be levied against motor carriers and their employees, including drivers in certain instances, as well as against shippers, receivers, brokers and freight forwarders.

Blog, Regulations, Safety