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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
October 3rd, 2019
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Current Events
October 7th, 2019
Learn What You Need to Know About the Upcoming AOBRD to ELD Transition Deadline

If you wait too close to the deadline to comply, you may find your trucks will be unable to hit the road and out of compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours of service regualtions. Watch this PrePass webinar and learn what you need to know so you can keep running.

Blog, Regulations
October 9th, 2019
Podcast #32: Study Shows Truck Driver Detention Time Increasing. Here’s Why and How It Could Improve.

New results of a four-year study show long-wait times for truck drivers at shippers and receivers has not improved. In fact, it’s gotten worse, according to the American Transportation Research Institute. Here’s why and how it could improve.

Blog, Podcasts
October 15th, 2019
FMCSA Moving to Reduce Regulatory Costs for Trucking

When FMCSA proposes new regulations, it does so to further its mission of “reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.” But today regulators are also charged with reducing the burden of regulatory cost whenever possible, incorporating compliance, efficiency and flexibility, and avoiding duplicative regulations.

Blog, Regulations
October 21st, 2019
New Whitepaper Details Everything Truckers Need to Know About REAL ID and Upcoming License Deadlines

If your business takes you across international borders into Canada or Mexico, if you pick up or deliver at ports, and particularly if you serve secure government or military facilities, you will want and need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license (or EDL) and a TWIC card. PrePass offers a guide to the ins and outs of these heightened identification and security credentials.

Blog, Business, Regulations
October 24th, 2019
Updating FMCSA’s CSA Program: Data Deficiencies, Delayed Decisions

In late September, the U. S. Department of Transportation’s Inspector General (DOT IG) published a report on the progress made by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in overhauling the program it uses to assess motor carrier safety. That program, Compliance, Safety, Accountability, and specifically its analytical component, the Safety Management System, while an improvement over prior FMCSA safety practices, showed sufficient weaknesses in its nine years of life.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
October 30th, 2019
Podcast #33: As Marijuana Increasingly Becomes Legal Trucking Faces Big Challenges

As marijuana increasingly becomes legal for either recreational or medical use in more states, trucking fleets are seeing greater marijuana use by truck drivers despite a federal prohibition. This introduces a variety of safety concerns. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge looks at how trucking is dealing with this safety challenge.

Blog, Podcasts