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December 23rd, 2019
Looking Back and Ahead at Trucking Regulations in 2019, Part 1

The year 2019 was anticipated to finally provide a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration safety assessment system. Strides were indeed taken. In this first part of a two-part blog, we recap regulatory developments in 2019 and look ahead to 2020.

Blog, Regulations
December 26th, 2019
Looking Back and Ahead at Trucking Regulations in 2019, Part 2

In this second part of our year-end and year-ahead regulatory review, we look at hours of service, entry-level driver training, REAL ID and many more changes, present and future, in the trucking and safety arena.

Blog, Regulations
January 2nd, 2020
Unpredictable Weather Calls for Predictable Trucking Resources

Winter or summer, springtime floods or tropical storms in the fall, Mother Nature has predictably unpredictable conditions to throw at us. Plan in advance for alternate routes and parking locations if the regular road is closed and the usual truck parking is filled. Know in advance where road construction is planned. Have a reliable response ready when faced with unreliable weather conditions.

Blog, Safety
January 6th, 2020
Podcast #36: Get The Details on New Trucking Regulations Coming in 2020

While 2020 has just gotten underway, it’s already shaping up to be one of the busiest years in quite a while when it comes to new trucking regulations taking effect as well as those under development. Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with former FMCSA Deputy Administrator Warren Hoemann about what’s headed your way.

Blog, Podcasts, Regulations
January 9th, 2020
Here’s What to Expect from FMCSA with Trucking Regulations in 2020

Our form of government puts a premium on what is acceptable to Congress and the Administration – particularly in an election year. So any regulatory prognosticator should be apprehensive as to the outcome. What all can agree, though, is that the regulatory plate is full for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2020.

Blog, Regulations
January 15th, 2020
Why Does Empire Warehouse Stick with PrePass? It’s About Saving Time and Money.

For any trucking company, the more time saved during a pickup or delivery can easily translate into making more money. But when a carrier is smaller with a little more than a dozen trucks, time is even more crucial because each truck represents a greater percentage of their total fleet. That’s why Empire Warehouse has remained a PrePass customer for more than 25 years.

Blog, Business
January 20th, 2020
Living on the Edge. Do you Know the Top Three Truck Crash Causes?

Advertising and entertainment often show us people living on the edge. The very fact that dangerous stunts so commonly appear on our TV and movie screens suggests that just maybe a little living on the edge is societally acceptable. In the world of highway safety, however, going out to the edge can lead to injury and death.

Blog, Safety
January 23rd, 2020
Economic and Regulatory Experts Outline What 2020 May Have in Store for Trucking

Economist Donald Broughton takes an overview of where the economy is now, where it’s headed in 2020, and what it means for trucking companies. Former FMCSA Deputy Administrator Warren Hoemann details the status of trucking rules in the pipeline, how they may turn out and what new rules the federal government has in store for trucking.

Blog
January 29th, 2020
Here’s Why FMCSA Increased Random Drug Testing of Truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced that the rate for random drug testing of truck drivers has increased from 25% of a motor carrier’s average number of driver positions to 50%. The increase in the random drug testing rate is not just a figure pulled out of thin air.

Blog, Regulations
February 3rd, 2020
Podcast #37: How to Avoid Common Mistakes with Your Truck’s ELD So You Don’t Get Penalized

It’s been only a little more than a month since the final federal mandate took effect requiring most truck drivers to use electronic logging devices to track their hours behind the wheel. However, figures show a good number of drivers are being cited by law enforcement for improper use of the devices.

Blog, Podcasts
February 5th, 2020
ATA Renews PrePass as Endorsed Featured Product

The American Trucking Associations has renewed PrePass – a product of the PrePass Safety Alliance – as an Endorsed ATA Business Solutions Featured Product. ATA also endorses PrePass Safety Alliance’s PrePass Plus electronic toll payment solution, and its MOTION, ALERTS, and INFORM products.

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February 10th, 2020
FMCSA Delays Entry Level Truck Driver Training Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has delayed implementation of the entire entry-level driver training rules, set to originally take effect on Feb. 7, 2020. This means the regulations will now take effect on Feb. 7, 2022. Here’s why this is happening.

Blog, Trucking Community