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April 27th, 2020
Emergency Truck Driving: Safely Navigating Out-of-the-Ordinary Travel

Safety must remain paramount in any response – even where emergency operations are required and federal/state governments have relaxed or waived regulations to facilitate trucking operations. After all, relief cannot be provided if supplies do not or can’t get to where they are needed. Moreover, a truck stalled, broken down, placed out of service or involved in a crash can become a barrier to others on their own emergency missions.

Blog, Safety
April 30th, 2020
Are You Up to Speed on Truck Driver Drug and Alcohol Testing?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that nearly 8,000 drug and alcohol violations have been identified since the new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse went live just after the first of 2020. Therefore, the number of substance abuse violations uncovered in just six weeks suggests that the clearinghouse is meeting its intended purpose of helping to protect highway safety. At the same time, every motor carrier and professional driver should be asking, “Am I up to speed on drug and alcohol testing?”

Blog, Regulations, Safety
May 5th, 2020
What’s Hot in Trucking? Here Are 5 Trucking Trends to Keep Your Eyes On

Watch the PrePass webinar hosted by Transport Topics, “5 Trucking Trends to Keep Your Eyes On.” Kelly Frey, PrePass vice president of revenue, as well as an entrepreneur, examines: increasing marijuana use, changing truck driver demographics, connected vehicles, the internet of things (IoT) and trucking data security.

Blog
May 6th, 2020
PrePass Integrates with Geotab’s Open API for Weigh Station Bypass

PrePass Safety Alliance, the non-profit provider of the PrePass® truck weigh station bypass service, today announced that its PrePass MOTION™ app will now integrate with Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation. This integration will give qualified motor carriers an additional option to expand bypass opportunities and help improve fleet safety and efficiency.

Press Release
May 11th, 2020
FMCSA Finalizes Truck Crash Preventability Determination Program

Previously, FMCSA used all crashes, regardless of preventability, in calculating a motor carrier’s Crash Indicator BASIC (Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories) as part of its Safety Measurement System. Poor scores in the BASICs could lead FMCSA to  categorize the motor carrier as high risk for investigation and enforcement purposes.

Blog, Regulations
May 14th, 2020
Podcast #41: The Challenging Road to a Trucking Recovery Following COVID-19

While the trucking industry is dealing with the most adverse business conditions in decades following the COVID-19 outbreak, there may be some reasons for optimism. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with William Cassidy, senior trucking editor at the Journal of Commerce, as they discuss what the future may hold for the industry.

Blog, Podcasts
May 18th, 2020
FMCSA Moves to Close Loophole in Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Process

According to FMCSA, the proposal would close a loophole in existing law that allows drivers with an unresolved drug or alcohol violation to continue operating a commercial motor vehicle, even though that is not legally permissible. Under the proposal, roadside enforcement checking the status of a license would see that it has been “downgraded.”

Blog, Regulations
May 21st, 2020
Bestway Comes Back to PrePass After Other Weigh Station Bypass Service Fails to Deliver

No matter if you’re an owner operator, truck driver or a fleet manager, few things are more frustrating than finding out something you rely on for delivering freight isn’t working properly. That was the case for Indiana-based Bestway Express when it signed up for a weigh station bypass service with another provider in 2015. After being a PrePass customer for 20 years, Bestway went with a less expensive alternative, according to Kent Bouchie, the company’s vice president of revenue. However, that decision turned out to be a disaster.

Blog
May 27th, 2020
PrePass MOTION Now Integrates with Geotab Drive

PrePass Safety Alliance, the non-profit provider of the PrePass® truck weigh station bypass service, has announced its first large-scale telematics integration. The PrePass MOTION™ bypass app is now available from within the Geotab Drive application.

Blog
June 1st, 2020
Be Certain You’re Practicing Truck Safety in These Uncertain Times

These are uncertain times. And while uncertainty and change can challenge your company’s business model, they also require an enhanced focus on safety. After all, your drivers are facing new routes, new destinations, new working conditions and a novel threat to their health – any one of which can lead to errors and distraction.

Blog, Safety
June 4th, 2020
FMCSA Issues Final Changes to Truck Driving Time Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced long-awaited and final revisions to truck driver hours of service (HOS) regulations, set to take effect on Sept. 29. Rules affecting the 30-minute required break for drivers, sleeper berth exceptions, driving in adverse weather conditions and short haul exceptions all received modifications.

Blog, Regulations
June 8th, 2020
Podcast #42: What Truck Drivers and Fleets Can Expect from Hours of Service Rules Changes

Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with Warren Hoemann, former FMCSA deputy administrator and now a PrePass consultant, about how hours of service rules changes will effect both truck drivers and fleets. They look at the four major changes and who the winners and losers are in trucking.

Blog, Podcasts