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March 15th, 2021
FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse: 45,000 Truckers Unavailable for Work

From January to December of 2020, motor carriers reported 56,158 drug or alcohol violations involving 51,998 individual drivers. Some drivers had more than one violation. This means 45,475 drivers were still in the prohibited status and they had not yet completed the return-to-duty process.

Blog
March 10th, 2021
Podcast #51: Hiring Truckers or Looking for a Truck Driving Job? Learn How Recruiting Has Changed

Truck driver recruiting has changed a lot over the years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has led to changes taking place at warp speed. Listen to this latest episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast and learn how recruiting has changed for both drivers and trucking fleets.

Blog, Podcasts
March 4th, 2021
New Guide Helps Improve Your Trucking Fleet’s Safety Scores

Get your free copy of “The PrePass Guide to FMCSA BASICs and Your Safety Scores.” You will learn about the seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs) and how they work in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program and Safety Measurement System (SMS).

Blog, Regulations, Safety
March 1st, 2021
PrePass Safety Alliance Adds Mobile Bypass App and Safety ALERTS in Missouri

PrePass carriers now have even more opportunities to save time and money in Missouri. PrePass Safety Alliance recently completed expansion of the bypass app service to 19 locations operated by Missouri Department of Transportation. The PrePass app gives qualified carriers the option to expand bypass opportunities using iOS, Android and select telematics mobile devices, with or without the PrePass transponder.

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March 1st, 2021
As Trucking Changes, So Do Regulations

Highway safety is a societal issue. So, in that way, FMCSA regulations affect us all, even if we are not part of the regulated community. A new administration could bring good news and the potential for changes in regulations. FMCSA understands the breadth of its regulated community and the fact that its regulations may have societal impacts.

Blog
February 25th, 2021
White House Order May Result in New Regulatory Emphasis for Trucking

An executive order regarding a little known White House office may result in a big change and an entirely new direction when it comes to trucking and other federal regulations. President Biden recently signed “Modernizing Regulatory Review,” an order directed at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs within the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Blog
February 22nd, 2021
Truck Licensing, Medical Card Waivers Extended Through August 2021 If Allowed by States

UPDATED, May 27, 2021 – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has permitted the extension by states of the waivers for renewals of interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), commercial learner’s permits (CLPs) and medical cards to August 31, 2021. Drivers with CDLs, CLPs or medical cards due for renewal on or after March 1, 2021 must renew and have them in place for commercial vehicle operations beginning September 1, 2021. This waiver does not apply to a CDL or CLP holder if the driver’s license or permit expired before March 1, 2020.

Blog, Regulations
February 18th, 2021
How Federal Trucking Regulations Become Law, Part 2

When a federal agency, like the FMCSA, proposes so-called “legislative rules,” it means regulations that are made pursuant to the agency’s Congressional charter or Congress’s specific direction. The agency must then follow the “informal rulemaking procedures” outlined in the APA. Most people recognize these “informal” procedures as the “notice-and-comment” steps of federal rulemaking. Learn more about this.

Blog
February 17th, 2021
FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Declaration Through August of 2021

UPDATED, May 27, 2021 -The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is again extending its Emergency Declaration giving motor carriers and drivers relief from specific federal safety regulations related to the hauling of COVID-19 relief supplies. This extension specifically covers the transportation of vaccines, their components and supplies necessary for their administration. FMCSA is continuing the overall relief through the end of August, 2021. Starting June 1, 2021 and running through August 31, 2021, this will replace and modify the prior Emergency Declaration, which was set to run through May 31, 2021.

Blog, Regulations
February 15th, 2021
New Whitepaper Helps Truck Fleets Improve Driver Fitness, Controlled Substances & Alcohol BASICs

“BASICs – Improving Driver Fitness and Controlled Substances & Alcohol” details how the Driver Fitness and the Controlled Substances & Alcohol BASICs address regulatory requirements that often affect a driver prior to hiring and outside of commercial motor vehicle operations. These areas can quickly receive enforcement attention and trigger investigations when problems are found.

Blog
February 10th, 2021
Podcast #50: Why The Journey Toward Autonomous Trucks Is Taking Longer Than Planned

In 2014, the first announcements from truck manufacturers were made about plans to start offering fully autonomous trucks by 2025. With a little less than four years left before this deadline, it has become clear we’re not going to see trucks without drivers by then. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as host Evan Lockridge speaks with trucking journalist Jack Roberts about why this has happened.

Blog, Podcasts
February 5th, 2021
PrePass Webinar – Hosted by Fleet Owner

March 31, 2021 2pm Eastern/12 noon Mountain/ 11am Pacific Topic: The Path Toward Fully Autonomous Trucks – When Will the […]

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