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September 8th, 2020
Pilot Program Would Study Pausing 14-Hour Truck Driving Window

The “Split Duty Period Pilot Program”would allow participating drivers to pause their regular 14-hour on-duty period, one time, from 30 minutes to three hours. During that pause, drivers would be completely off-duty. After the drivers complete their work shift, they must take 10 consecutive hours off-duty. Cumulative maximums for seven/eight days of on-duty time would still apply.

Blog, Regulations
September 3rd, 2020
FMCSA Proposes to Study Truck Safety Metrics to Move “Beyond Compliance”

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration currently only considers carrier safety mistakes when evaluating a fleet’s safety performance. This may change as the FMCSA proposes to study whether to also consider other factors including carrier efforts to improve safety.

Blog, Regulations
August 31st, 2020
Trucking Lessons from Broderick Crawford and “Highway Patrol”

Legislators and regulators usually try to craft fair and workable safety rules. Achieving “one-size-fits-all,” though, is not possible in the highly diverse world of trucking. At times it can require true safety specialists – motor carriers and commercial vehicle law enforcement – to work together on alternative solutions.

Blog, Safety
August 26th, 2020
Podcast #45: How to Spend Less Money on Truck Tolls

Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as host Evan Lockridge talks with Drew Anderson with PrePass about how you can spend less money on truck tolls. They discuss how the many different ways trucks can be incorrectly charged and how to avoid expensive fees for toll violations.

Blog, Podcasts
August 20th, 2020
Experts Reveal Best Practices for Truck Driver Pre-Employment Screening

How do hiring experts at motor carriers rate best practices for truck driver pre-employment screening? The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute asked that question in an online survey of 40 safety-conscious managers from various types of commercial vehicle operations. While VTTI notes that a small sample cannot be applied across the commercial motor vehicle industry, the results are instructive, with recent events suggesting that one practice may rise in importance.

August 17th, 2020
Take Control of Your Truck Fleet’s Toll Costs

Watch this PrePass webinar, “How to Take Control of Fleet Toll Costs,” and learn how you can take some simple steps to help reduce and manage tolling costs immediately and in the future. Hear from two PrePass experts, Jarrod Del Prado, senior director of operations, and Drew Anderson, INFORM program manager. They examine toll agency structures and the history of tolling. More importantly, they look at recent tolling trends and how these trends can affect your operation.

Blog, Technology
August 11th, 2020
Truck Driver Health: A Highway Safety Risk?

In this year of COVID-19, medical conditions dominate front-page headlines. But it is in the back pages of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s website where you will find evidence that medical conditions and their treatment are directly linked to highway safety. In June 2020, FMCSA published a study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, “Commercial Driver Safety Risk Factors,” tracking nearly 21,000 truck drivers for three years.

August 6th, 2020
PrePass Safety Alliance Adds Locations on Key Routes, Grows Florida Agriculture Sites

PrePass-approved carriers now enjoy even more opportunities to save time, money and fuel. In the past six months, PrePass Safety Alliance equipped an additional 30 agricultural inspection sites and four weigh stations in Texas, Louisiana and Montana that are now eligible for pre-clearance and bypass services.

Press Release
August 6th, 2020
Law Enforcement Events Create Awareness for Highway and Truck Safety

The next time you read about an upcoming safety event like Operation Safe Driver, Operation Airbrake, International Roadcheck or many others like them, tell your team about the common ground shared by law enforcement and trucking. And feel free to stop by an event site and help us celebrate highway safety.

Blog, Safety
August 3rd, 2020
New Whitepaper Explains How to Get Your Truck Tolling Costs Under Control

More than 340 toll facilities operate in the U.S., generating billions of dollars every year. Much of this toll revenue comes from truck fleets, which have seen toll rates jump dramatically over the past decade. At the same time, motor carriers often enjoy less traffic, convenient truck parking, no stop signs and improved productivity by using toll roads. The newly-released PrePass whitepaper, “A Guide to Trucking Toll Costs in America,” tell you how toll facilities operate and why rates continue to climb. The paper also reveals how fleets can avoid tolling pitfalls and actually save money.

July 29th, 2020
Podcast #44: Firearms and Legal Concerns for Truckers

Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with truck driver defense attorney Brad Klepper of Drivers Legal Plan. They discuss what the laws are when it comes to truckers possessing guns and how one court case changed the way fleets can set policies about guns.

Blog, Podcasts
July 23rd, 2020
How Nuclear Verdicts Against Motor Carriers Will Affect Your Business

Research just released by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) shows the number of verdicts larger than $1 million grew 1,750% between 2006 and 2013, from 4 to 70 such verdicts, respectively. “Understanding the Impact of Nuclear Verdicts on the Trucking Industry” reveals that, in just the last five years, juries have awarded seven-figure verdicts 300 times.

Blog, Safety

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