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June 22nd, 2020
Improve Truck Safety Scores by Removing Non-Preventable Crashes from Federal Calculations

After a three-year trial, FMCSA finalized the Crash Preventability Determination Program. This new program allows motor carriers and drivers to seek FMCSA review of certain crashes and remove them from the Crash Indicator calculation if it determined the crash not preventable.

Blog, Safety
June 16th, 2020
COVID-19 and Trucking, Part 1: Adjusting to a New Future

As the new future for the trucking comes into focus expect change in the very composition of the industry. Many smaller fleets are closing shop. After the initial consumer response to the pandemic, with restocking of shelves driving freight volumes, demand has slowed up. Gone, too, are many local businesses whose shipping needs fed the smaller fleets. Some independent truck drivers are choosing to spend time at home until the economy rebounds and freight rates rise.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
June 10th, 2020
FMCSA Extends, Modifies COVID-19 Declaration and Drug Testing Waiver

Updated, September 14, 2020– The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is again extending and altering its Emergency Declaration giving motor carriers and drivers relief from specific federal safety regulations related to the hauling of COVID-19 relief supplies.

Blog, Regulations
June 10th, 2020
Here Are 6 Ways to Maximize Weigh Station Bypass Service

With depressed freight levels and rates due to COVID-19, plus the usual delays you can’t control – such as weather, driver retention and accidents – it is important to find additional ways to maximize your hours. Watch this webinar, “6 Ways to Maximize Weigh Station Bypass Service,” and you’ll discover…

June 10th, 2020
PrePass Safety Alliance Adds Key Communications Role

PrePass Safety Alliance, leading provider of highway safety and commercial vehicle efficiency technology, today announced the addition of Bob Trent as Vice President of Strategic Communications. A veteran communications and public advocacy professional, Mr. Trent will oversee communications, public relations and safety outreach efforts for the Alliance. This new position will partner closely with executive leadership to expand and execute corporate communications strategy.

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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
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 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
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.

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.

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 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.

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