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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 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
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
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 18th, 2019
New PrePass® Sites Announced in Nine States

PrePass-approved trucks are receiving green lights to bypass more weigh stations in a number of new locations. Over the past year, PrePass Safety Alliance’s Board of Directors has approved 47 new bypassing sites in Illinois, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin, plus the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Press Release
December 16th, 2019
The Tightening Noose on Truck Driver Drug Use

Truck drivers who have failed or refused a drug test and have not successfully completed a return-to-duty program, and therefore cannot legally drive a truck, will have several sets of eyes watching for them.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
December 10th, 2019
Podcast #35: Number of Speeding Truckers Skyrockets. Why You Should Be Concerned.

New analysis of federal records shows the number of truckers driving above the speed limit has increased dramatically over the past three years and it’s showing no signs of letting up. In this latest episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, host Evan Lockridge talks with William Cassidy, senior editor at the Journal of Commerce, who discovered this alarming trend.

Blog, Podcasts
December 5th, 2019
New PrePass Whitepaper Explains FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Beginning Jan. 6, 2020, the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse will open. The goal is to close the current loopholes and help employers, law enforcement and state driver licensing agencies quickly identify drivers who are not legally permitted to operate commercial motor vehicles due to unresolved drug and alcohol violations.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
December 2nd, 2019
FMCSA Evaluates, Promotes Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

The ADAS project will be coordinated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office but will rely heavily on the expertise and efforts of the American Trucking Associations, the American Transportation Research Institute, and the Technology and Maintenance Council. Together they will develop outreach and educational materials for use with fleets and commercial motor vehicle operators who may not be aware of the advantages offered by ADAS technologies.

Blog, Safety, Technology
November 26th, 2019
Truck Accident Deconstruction: Lessons for Trucking Companies, Drivers

Watch the PrePass webinar, “Truck Accident Deconstruction: Lessons for Trucking Companies from the Courtroom.” Learn from a trucking defense attorney how missteps by carriers can result in a negative verdict and what you can do to keep it from happening to your trucking fleet.

Blog
November 20th, 2019
Podcast #34: Truckers Still Cheating on Logs with ELDs but It’s Easier to Get Caught

The problem of truck drivers cheating on their logs hasn’t gone away with the disappearance of paper logbooks and the electronic logging device mandate that followed. However, in order to catch this activity, fleets have got to step up their monitoring of ELD data or they may face some severe consequences.

Blog, Podcasts
November 13th, 2019
Shippers Prefer Carriers That Use Weigh Station Bypass Services

The benefits of weigh station bypass technology to trucking companies have been well documented and widely accepted since PrePass introduced it more than 26 years ago. Now, new independent research substantiates additional benefits for carriers – specifically that the adoption by a company of bypass technology increases the likelihood of selection by shippers while reducing the impact of carrier pricing on the shipper’s decision.

Blog, Technology