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November 19th, 2020
What Trucking Fleets Can Do to Combat Increasing Insurance Costs

Watch the PrePass webinar, “Why Truck Insurance Costs Are Increasing and What Fleets Can Do to Save Money.” Learn from an insurance industry expert who explores the problem and presents solutions you can apply with your trucking business.

November 16th, 2020
Deadline Approaching for FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Queries

The FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse began operation on Jan. 6, 2020. By regulation, motor carriers (or their designed testing consortium/third party administrator) must check the clearinghouse for information on currently-employed driversannually. That means motor carriers or consortia/third party administrators must check the clearinghouse no later than Jan. 5, 2021 for drivers hired as of Jan. 6, 2020.

Blog, Regulations
November 10th, 2020
New Whitepaper Helps Motor Carriers Improve BASIC Maintenance Scores

In this whitepaper you will learn about the BASICs, the ISS calculation, and what an “alert” means in any category. In particular, the whitepaper reveals four key aspects of ISS score calculation you need to understand – aspects that offer the potential to improve your score in any BASIC.

Blog, Regulations
November 4th, 2020
Wanted: Nominations for Prominent Truck Driver Award Sponsored by PrePass

Time is running out to nominate the nation’s truly outstanding truck drivers for one of the industry’s highest honors. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is accepting nominations for the 2021 International Driver Excellence Award, sponsored by PrePass Safety Alliance.

November 2nd, 2020
PrePass Grows ALERTS™ to Nearly 2,800 Roadway Safety Notifications in 48 States

PrePass Safety Alliance recently completed work extending the PrePass safety ALERTS™ across all 48 contiguous states. Motor carriers and commercial vehicle compliance agencies now benefit from nearly 2,800 ALERTS that appear in-cab on the PrePass MOTION weigh station bypass application.

Press Release
October 29th, 2020
Podcast #47: Increasing Use of Onboard Truck Cameras and What’s Next?

An increasing number of fleets and owner operators are equipping their trucks with on-board video cameras. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as host Evan Lockridge speaks with Seth Clevenger, host of the RoadSigns podcast and managing editor for features with Transport Topics, about why this is happening.

Blog, Podcasts
October 26th, 2020
Sports and Trucking: Adjusting to the COVID World

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many aspects of our lives. Take professional sports, for example. Who anticipated games taking place outside their standard seasons, in nearly empty stadiums and arenas? At the same time, the adjustments made by sports teams offers some guidance on the safety adjustments motor carriers can continue to make in the new world of COVID-19.

Blog, Safety
October 21st, 2020
Safe Trucking During Natural Disasters

When natural disasters strike, we should temper our habits with the realization that life will not be business as usual. We must flip a switch and instead think preparation, coordination and safety. That will get us through to a brighter day, untouched by the smoke of wildfires or the effects of other disasters.

October 15th, 2020
Toll Rates, Surcharges on the Increase. Here’s How to Save Money.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected businesses everywhere. Toll roads are no exception. According to the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, toll facilities saw a significant drop in traffic during the first five months of the COVID-19 pandemic. And this is translating into increased talk of raising tolls and related fees. Learn how you can stay ahead of increasing toll costs

October 7th, 2020
Team Communications Improve Trucking Safety

Motor carriers can improve safety through team communications. Management –  equal to a daily “command center” – must set open, transparent communication among all employees as the standard. With the business goal of delivering freight safely and on time, management should underscore that safety of drivers and all employees, vehicles, freight and the public sharing the roads is a personal commitment each team member owes to the other.

October 1st, 2020
FMCSA Proposes Younger Truck Driver Pilot Project

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration just proposed a pilot program to allow persons aged 18 through 20 to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. Some view this pilot project as a threat to highway safety as younger drivers simply have less driving experience. Those in favor of allowing younger drivers argue that driver training programs would address safety concerns and provide an additional source of applicants to address the driver shortage.

September 28th, 2020
Podcast #46: Red Light? How to Handle a Truck Weigh Station Visit.

Sometimes it’s simply impossible to avoid having to pull in to a weigh station. But how you handle the encounter can mean the difference between further delays and getting back out on the road quickly. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as host Evan Lockridge discusses how to minimize time spent at weigh stations.

Blog, Podcasts

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