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August 26th, 2021
Next Up for Trucking: Automatic Emergency Braking

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have yet to release a joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for automatic emergency braking (AEB) on new commercial motor vehicles. However, numerous indications point to automatic emergency braking as the next safety technology included on all new trucks, though it may not come via the government’s usual rulemaking process.

August 23rd, 2021
Learn How to Compare Weigh Station Bypass Technologies

There are different technology options for truck weigh station bypassing – transponders and mobile apps. But how do you determine which is best for your trucking operation, so you can save the most time and money? Watch this webinar, “Comparing Weigh Station Bypass Technologies. Which is Best?” and learn how to select the best technology for your operation and how to develop a return-on-investment model.

August 19th, 2021
Why Inspectors Devote a Full Week to Improving Truck Brake Safety

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has set this year’s Brake Safety Week for Aug. 22-28. Throughout the week commercial motor vehicle inspectors will focus on truck brake systems and components. Every North American Standard Inspection includes brakes, so why devote a full week to them? Let’s start with the numbers…

August 16th, 2021
Many Trucking Items in Latest White House Regulatory Agenda

The Unified Regulatory Agenda captures all regulatory activity  which is maintained by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs within the White House Office of Management and Budget. The White House updates that listing twice a year, spring and fall. OIRA just release the 2021 spring update. These Unified Regulatory Agenda updates offer a good opportunity to see what is “on the plate” at FMCSA, NHTSA or any other agency.

August 11th, 2021
Podcast #56: In Search of the Holy Grail of Trucking Regulations

For truckers and fleet personnel trying to figure out the federal trucking regulatory landscape, it can feel like an adventure movie. As if you’re Indiana Jones searching for the Lost Ark or you’re adrift in the Temple of Doom. But it doesn’t have to be. Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as PrePass regulatory expert Warren Hoemann tells you how to best deal with expected new trucking rules and proposals from the FMCSA

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August 5th, 2021
DOT Audit: FMCSA, States Must Improve Oversight of CDL Violations

A new federal audit finds that many state driver licensing agencies are not quickly sharing information about traffic convictions by Commercial Driver’s License holders. Auditors also found that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is not properly conducting oversight of state CDL programs, as required by federal law. The Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation conducted the audit between November 2019 and May 2021.

August 3rd, 2021
PrePass Integrates with Omnitracs to Improve Driver Experience

Motor carriers will benefit from this new partnership between PrePass Safety Alliance and Omnitracs LLC by receiving PrePass bypass and safety notifications on Omnitracs One enabled devices. This saves fleets time and money by keeping their drivers on the road, reducing bottom-line costs associated with idling time and fuel usage.

August 3rd, 2021
Omnitracs Partners with PrePass Safety Alliance to Provide Integrated Solution that Improves Driver Experience

Omnitracs, LLC, a Solera company, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with PrePass Safety Alliance to provide PrePass on its Omnitracs One platform. Fleets that access the PrePass application will be able to bypass weigh stations – improving driver satisfaction with fewer inspection stops and exceeding customer expectations with faster load delivery, while reducing bottom-line costs associated with idling time and fuel usage.

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July 28th, 2021
FMCSA Hopes to Increase Truck Windshield Area for Safety Tech Mounting

Under the FMCSA proposal, the area in which carriers can mount vehicle safety technologies inside a truck windshield would expand from four inches to eight and a half inches below the upper edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers. The other parameters would not change. FMCSA points out that this expanded area for mounting vehicle safety technologies coincides with temporary exemptions already granted for similar devices.

July 23rd, 2021
Learn How Connected Technology is Changing Trucking

Watch this webinar presentation from PrePass, “Connected Truck Interoperability: Impacts & Opportunities for Your Fleet” and learn about connected vehicle technology interoperability and what the impact and practical opportunities are for your specific fleet or logistics operation. You will discover how technology interoperability and its use of data – including credentialing, safety records and toll payment capture – is changing the trucking industry and what’s in store for the future.

July 20th, 2021
It’s Time to ‘Tech-Celerate’ in Trucking!

Thirty years ago government and industry found common cause in truck technology. Today, a similar joint effort is underway. Once again, government and industry are working together toward a safety and efficiency goal through advanced technology. The new collaborative effort is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “Tech-Celerate Now” program. The FMCSA is bringing together government agencies and trucking organizations to reduce truck-involved fatalities, injuries and crashes through the expanded use of advanced driver assistance systems.

July 14th, 2021
Podcast #55: Coming Soon – Electronic Truck Inspections. What You Need to Know.

As the trucking industry continues evolving so are truck inspections, including how enforcement conducts them. Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast and find out how soon the new Level VIII truck inspections could head your way. In an interview with former law enforcement chief and current PrePass executive Steve Vaughn, you will also hear about the plan to electronically identify each and every truck as they’re going down the highway.

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