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March 19th, 2020
A Message from PrePass Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We know you may be facing operational challenges as you work to resupply grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, fuel stations and other essential elements of the supply chain. Here’s one aspect of your operation you can continue to count on: PrePass weigh station bypass and electronic toll payment services are running normally overall.

Blog
March 25th, 2020
New Data Shows Critical Truck Deliveries Continue Despite COVID-19

New data released March 24 by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) shows that trucks are continuing to move – in many cases, faster than usual – to respond to the demands placed on the industry by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blog
March 27th, 2020
Resources for Trucking-related Coronavirus and COVID-19 Information

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting both the trucking industry and the entire U.S. economy in many different ways. With new developments and announcements occurring at least daily, this information can be overwhelming, so we have compiled a list of resources for trucking-related coronavirus and COVID-19 updates and information.

Blog
March 31st, 2020
Feds Issue COVID-19 Guidance, Give Relief on Trucking Regulations

COVID-19 has moved government agencies to issue emergency declarations, as well as change and delay government programs and regulations that impact the trucking industry. In addition to the expanded FMCSA waiver on driver hours of service and increased weight allowances by states for vehicles delivering essential supplies, here are some other related updates.

Blog, Regulations
April 2nd, 2020
Podcast #39: 5 Trucking Trends for Drivers and Fleets to Watch

Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with Kelly Frey with PrePass about five trends that will shape trucking in 2020 and beyond. They talk about the effects of marijuana legalization and changing driver demographics in trucking as well as autonomy, data security and the internet of things.

Blog, Podcasts
April 6th, 2020
TSA Simplifies Trucking Hazmat Endorsements for TWIC Card Holders

UPDATED – April 15, 2020 The Transportation Security Administration has announced that holders of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials are no longer required to submit duplicative biographic and biometric information – and fees – to TSA when these drivers are applying for a state-administered hazmat endorsement.

Blog, Regulations
April 6th, 2020
Truck Traffic Volumes Remain Strong Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

PrePass Safety Alliance compiled data from January through March 2020 to compare the total number of commercial vehicles traveling past its coast-to-coast bypass locations. Representing both PrePass and non-PrePass enrolled vehicles, 13.28 million trucks traveled through or past these locations during March. This number is up from 12.74 million in February and nearly as high as the 13.29 million trucks recorded in January.

Press Release
April 8th, 2020
Survey Shows Weigh Station Bypass Nearly as Important to Truckers as Pay and Time at Home

As many trucking fleets struggle to find qualified drivers, and as driver turnover increases, a recent survey provides new insight into what may help solve these problems. The survey, conducted by PrePass Safety Alliance, the provider of PrePass weigh station bypass service, shows how both truck drivers and fleet executives rate the relative value of benefits offered by their companies.

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April 10th, 2020
COVID-19 Response: Do You Qualify for a Small Business Loan?

Updated, July 6, 2020 – While motor carriers and professional drivers continue to respond to our nation’s needs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, financial assistance may be available to many small-and mid-sized carriers and independent contractors, if you act quickly. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act offers an opportunity for qualified businesses to help maintain payrolls and to cover eligible business expenses.

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April 15th, 2020
Cashless Tolling Equals Safer Toll Facility Operations

A major tolling authority has provided evidence that cashless tolling – possible for CMVs through PrePass Plus – also improves safety on toll facilities. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that the implementation of cashless tolling, along with the construction of wider lanes and shoulders, has reduced crashes on the Goethals Bridge by 57% over the past five years.

Blog, Safety, Tolling
April 21st, 2020
Podcast #40: Trucking Fleet Finds New Life after Losing Most of its Business to COVID-19

In this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, host Evan Lockridge talks with Chip Warterfield of the trucking company Upstaging Lighting and Transport. They talk about what Upstaging, including its drivers and other employees, is doing to survive this crisis. They also discuss how its drivers, whose jobs are usually anything but typical for trucking, have been affected and how other fleets may want to follow what Upstaging has done.

Blog, Podcasts
April 23rd, 2020
Think You’re ELD Compliant? Think Again – Prepare Now for a Compliance Audit

Watch this PrePass webinar as Dave Osiecki, president and CEO of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, covers the ins and outs of the FMCSA compliance review/audit process following the federal electronic logging device mandate. He focuses on how FMCSA and state investigators are auditing ELD records for compliance with the daily driving limit, the daily and weekly work limits, and for ELD record falsification.

Blog, Regulations