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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 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 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.

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
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 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
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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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