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October 1st, 2020
FMCSA Proposes Younger Truck Driver Pilot Project

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration just proposed a pilot program to allow persons aged 18 through 20 to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. Some view this pilot project as a threat to highway safety as younger drivers simply have less driving experience. Those in favor of allowing younger drivers argue that driver training programs would address safety concerns and provide an additional source of applicants to address the driver shortage.

Blog
September 28th, 2020
Podcast #46: Red Light? How to Handle a Truck Weigh Station Visit.

Sometimes it’s simply impossible to avoid having to pull in to a weigh station. But how you handle the encounter can mean the difference between further delays and getting back out on the road quickly. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as host Evan Lockridge discusses how to minimize time spent at weigh stations.

Blog, Podcasts
September 23rd, 2020
Mandatory Hair Testing of Truckers for Drugs Moves Forward

Many contend that hair testing is more accurate than the current urinalysis tests. While urinalysis can reveal drugs used in the past one to three days, hair testing can uncover repeated drug use up to 90 days. For that reason, several motor carriers already use hair testing even though it comes at added expense.

Blog, Regulations
September 17th, 2020
Truck Weigh Stations and the Changing Digital Age

Professional drivers from PrePass-qualified fleets may bypass weigh stations and continue down the road at highway speeds. Electronic communications, via either the PrePass RFID transponder or the PrePass mobile app, verify all of the weighing and the law enforcement scrutiny of credentials. And that’s what makes scale houses so much different and advanced compared to 25 years ago when weigh station bypass first started with PrePass.

Blog, Technology
September 14th, 2020
PrePass Expands Florida Agriculture Inspection Station Bypass Locations

PrePass Safety Alliance, the provider of PrePass bypass services, partnered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to offer PrePass Ag at an additional 30 sites. This service allows commercial carriers that do not haul dedicated agricultural cargo to bypass select agricultural inspection stations in Florida in the same way they bypass PrePass equipped weigh stations.

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September 10th, 2020
PrePass Safety Alliance Adds Over 1,000 New Roadway Safety ALERTS

To make trucks drivers aware of road hazards, work zones, parking spaces, and more, PrePass Safety Alliance recently completed work on more than 1,000 new PrePass ALERTS™. Carriers across the country now benefit from nearly 1,400 PrePass ALERTS thatappear in-cab on the PrePass MOTION weigh station bypass application.

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September 8th, 2020
Pilot Program Would Study Pausing 14-Hour Truck Driving Window

The “Split Duty Period Pilot Program”would allow participating drivers to pause their regular 14-hour on-duty period, one time, from 30 minutes to three hours. During that pause, drivers would be completely off-duty. After the drivers complete their work shift, they must take 10 consecutive hours off-duty. Cumulative maximums for seven/eight days of on-duty time would still apply.

Blog, Regulations
September 3rd, 2020
FMCSA Proposes to Study Truck Safety Metrics to Move “Beyond Compliance”

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration currently only considers carrier safety mistakes when evaluating a fleet’s safety performance. This may change as the FMCSA proposes to study whether to also consider other factors including carrier efforts to improve safety.

Blog, Regulations
August 31st, 2020
Trucking Lessons from Broderick Crawford and “Highway Patrol”

Legislators and regulators usually try to craft fair and workable safety rules. Achieving “one-size-fits-all,” though, is not possible in the highly diverse world of trucking. At times it can require true safety specialists – motor carriers and commercial vehicle law enforcement – to work together on alternative solutions.

Blog, Safety
August 26th, 2020
Podcast #45: How to Spend Less Money on Truck Tolls

Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as host Evan Lockridge talks with Drew Anderson with PrePass about how you can spend less money on truck tolls. They discuss how the many different ways trucks can be incorrectly charged and how to avoid expensive fees for toll violations.

Blog, Podcasts
August 20th, 2020
Experts Reveal Best Practices for Truck Driver Pre-Employment Screening

How do hiring experts at motor carriers rate best practices for truck driver pre-employment screening? The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute asked that question in an online survey of 40 safety-conscious managers from various types of commercial vehicle operations. While VTTI notes that a small sample cannot be applied across the commercial motor vehicle industry, the results are instructive, with recent events suggesting that one practice may rise in importance.

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August 17th, 2020
Take Control of Your Truck Fleet’s Toll Costs

Watch this PrePass webinar, “How to Take Control of Fleet Toll Costs,” and learn how you can take some simple steps to help reduce and manage tolling costs immediately and in the future. Hear from two PrePass experts, Jarrod Del Prado, senior director of operations, and Drew Anderson, INFORM program manager. They examine toll agency structures and the history of tolling. More importantly, they look at recent tolling trends and how these trends can affect your operation.

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