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October 15th, 2019
FMCSA Moving to Reduce Regulatory Costs for Trucking

When FMCSA proposes new regulations, it does so to further its mission of “reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.” But today regulators are also charged with reducing the burden of regulatory cost whenever possible, incorporating compliance, efficiency and flexibility, and avoiding duplicative regulations.

Blog, Regulations
October 9th, 2019
Podcast #32: Study Shows Truck Driver Detention Time Increasing. Here’s Why and How It Could Improve.

New results of a four-year study show long-wait times for truck drivers at shippers and receivers has not improved. In fact, it’s gotten worse, according to the American Transportation Research Institute. Here’s why and how it could improve.

Blog, Podcasts
October 7th, 2019
Learn What You Need to Know About the Upcoming AOBRD to ELD Transition Deadline

If you wait too close to the deadline to comply, you may find your trucks will be unable to hit the road and out of compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours of service regualtions. Watch this PrePass webinar and learn what you need to know so you can keep running.

Blog, Regulations
October 3rd, 2019

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October 2nd, 2019
The High Price of FMCSA Civil Penalties – Another Reason to Stay Safe, Legal and Compliant

FMCSA like all federal regulatory agencies, has the authority to issue fines and penalties. Those penalties may be imposed after FMCSA enforcement cases. Civil penalties can be levied against motor carriers and their employees, including drivers in certain instances, as well as against shippers, receivers, brokers and freight forwarders.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
September 25th, 2019
Diesel Price Spikes. PrePass Can Help Your Trucking Fleet Save Money.

While the average U.S. cost of diesel this week is 19 cents lower than it was the same time a year ago, there are increasing concerns this recent spike is putting a strain on trucking company profitability.

September 23rd, 2019
PrePass Expands Offerings with British Columbia Service, Mobile Driver Alerts

A new agreement with the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure allows PrePass users to bypass weigh stations in British Columbia, adding 11 locations to PrePass bypass sites. This is PrePass’ first service offering in Canada. PrePass has also rolled-out new truck driver safety alerts for mountainous areas along Interstate 70 in Colorado

Blog, Technology
September 18th, 2019
Podcast #31: FMCSA Proposes Hours of Service Changes for Truckers. Learn What It Means for You.

Following years of complaints by truck drivers and fleets about federal hours of service regulations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed significant changes. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with Warren Hoemann, a former number two official at the FMCSA, now PrePass consultant as they discuss what’s in the plan.

Blog, Podcasts
September 12th, 2019
It’s Time to Prepare for More Truck Inspections During Brake Safety Week

The goal of Brake Safety Week is to reduce the number of crashes caused or made more severe by faulty brake systems on commercial motor vehicles. This is accomplished by conducting roadside inspections and identifying and removing unsafe commercial motor vehicles from our roadways, according to CVSA.

Blog, Safety
September 11th, 2019
Know a Great Truck Driver? Nominate Them for Award Sponsored by PrePass Safety Alliance

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is accepting applications for its annual International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA), sponsored by PrePass Safety Alliance. This annual honor, launched in 2015, recognizes individuals who go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a commercial vehicle driver.

Blog, Safety, Trucking Community
September 9th, 2019
FMCSA Proposes Permanent, Expanded Truck Crash Preventability Demonstration Program

FMCSA proposes to accept submissions of crashes, those occurring on or after August 1 of this year, in all 15 categories, beginning around October 1, 2019. Submissions under the original categories would end September 30 for crashes that occurred up until July 31, 2019.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
September 4th, 2019
What Truckers Need to Do When Stopped by the Highway Patrol

Many drivers stopped by the highway patrol are anxious, irritated or even resentful. It is hollow advice to say “just relax” – it’s the law, after all. A little case of nerves is normal. But there are steps you can take to help every encounter with a trooper turn out the best it can be.

Blog, Regulations

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