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March 2nd, 2020
DOT Issues Warning to Truckers About Using CBD Oil

Even though a recently enacted law removed hemp from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana itself remains a Schedule 1 drug and its use, including in CBD oil, can trigger a positive drug test result, with disqualifying penalties to the user.

Blog, Regulations
February 27th, 2020
FMCSA Seeks Input for New Truck Crash Causation Study

FMCSA notes that vehicle technology has also changed since 2003, positively, by providing capabilities such as in-cab navigation and automated emergency braking, and negatively, by introducing distracted driving as a societal concern. FMCSA now looks to capture the impact of these vehicle technologies on crash causation in a new study.

Blog, Safety
February 24th, 2020
Podcast #38: Skyrocketing Trucking Insurance Rates and How to Deal with Cost Increases

Guest: Rich Bren, vice president of insurance, PFA Transportation Insurance and Surety Services Both owner-operator truckers and trucking fleets of […]

Blog, Podcasts
February 19th, 2020
What Trucking Regulations Are Next from the Federal Government?

What is the government going to do next? When it comes to federal trucking regulations, now you have two resources to find what every agency has planned and to lend your voice to the ultimate outcome.

Blog, Regulations
February 13th, 2020
Roadside Driver and Truck Inspections Reveal Alarming Trends

If you ever wondered what roadside inspectors frequently find when they look at drivers and trucks, the answers are conveniently tracked on the FMCSA website in its Analysis & Information Online section. The FMCSA tracks these numbers because they display what is actually taking place out on the road and how effective federal regulations may be at uncovering safety problems.

Blog, Safety
February 10th, 2020
FMCSA Delays Entry Level Truck Driver Training Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has delayed implementation of the entire entry-level driver training rules, set to originally take effect on Feb. 7, 2020. This means the regulations will now take effect on Feb. 7, 2022. Here’s why this is happening.

Blog, Trucking Community
February 5th, 2020
ATA Renews PrePass as Endorsed Featured Product

The American Trucking Associations has renewed PrePass – a product of the PrePass Safety Alliance – as an Endorsed ATA Business Solutions Featured Product. ATA also endorses PrePass Safety Alliance’s PrePass Plus electronic toll payment solution, and its MOTION, ALERTS, and INFORM products.

February 3rd, 2020
Podcast #37: How to Avoid Common Mistakes with Your Truck’s ELD So You Don’t Get Penalized

It’s been only a little more than a month since the final federal mandate took effect requiring most truck drivers to use electronic logging devices to track their hours behind the wheel. However, figures show a good number of drivers are being cited by law enforcement for improper use of the devices.

Blog, Podcasts
January 29th, 2020
Here’s Why FMCSA Increased Random Drug Testing of Truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced that the rate for random drug testing of truck drivers has increased from 25% of a motor carrier’s average number of driver positions to 50%. The increase in the random drug testing rate is not just a figure pulled out of thin air.

Blog, Regulations
January 23rd, 2020
Economic and Regulatory Experts Outline What 2020 May Have in Store for Trucking

Economist Donald Broughton takes an overview of where the economy is now, where it’s headed in 2020, and what it means for trucking companies. Former FMCSA Deputy Administrator Warren Hoemann details the status of trucking rules in the pipeline, how they may turn out and what new rules the federal government has in store for trucking.

January 20th, 2020
Living on the Edge. Do you Know the Top Three Truck Crash Causes?

Advertising and entertainment often show us people living on the edge. The very fact that dangerous stunts so commonly appear on our TV and movie screens suggests that just maybe a little living on the edge is societally acceptable. In the world of highway safety, however, going out to the edge can lead to injury and death.

Blog, Safety
January 15th, 2020
Why Does Empire Warehouse Stick with PrePass? It’s About Saving Time and Money.

For any trucking company, the more time saved during a pickup or delivery can easily translate into making more money. But when a carrier is smaller with a little more than a dozen trucks, time is even more crucial because each truck represents a greater percentage of their total fleet. That’s why Empire Warehouse has remained a PrePass customer for more than 25 years.

Blog, Business

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