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April 20th, 2022
Canada Delays ELD Enforcement Until 2023

According to the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, provincial regulators and the trucking industry need more time to comply. In Canada, the ten provinces and three territories must legislatively adopt national trucking regulations before enforcement can occur within their borders. Four of those provinces, Quebec, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland, plus the Northwest Territories, have yet to pass the required legislation.

Blog, Regulations, Technology
April 14th, 2022
Trucking Things to Know Now, Part 5: Federal Regulatory Updates

Whatever the political headlines of the day, federal agencies continue to add new trucking regulations, adopt new forms, and extend or discontinue previous waivers and exemptions. In this series, “Trucking Things to Know Now,” PrePass provides quick updates on regulatory developments, often with links to more information.

Blog, Regulations
April 11th, 2022
Podcast #64: Truck Driver Drug Testing Changes Launched

Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as we discuss new drug testing rules with Dan Horvath, vice president of safety policy at the American Trucking Associations. He discusses proposals that will allow for the use of oral fluids and hair when it comes to mandatory drug testing. Horvath also talks about what this will mean for both truck drivers and motor carriers and why these changes are happening.

Blog, Podcasts, Regulations, Safety, Trucking Community
April 7th, 2022
7 Tips for Trucking Safely Through Road Construction Zones

April 11-15, 2022 is National Work Zone Awareness Week. This is worth noting because we can all use a reminder at the start of road construction season to take extra care when driving through work zones. It’s a sad fact, but work zone crashes and fatalities continue to increase. In 2019, the last full year for statistics, there were 762 fatal crashes with 842 fatalities in work zones nationally. Those numbers represent, respectively, a 9.8% and a 7.6% increase over the previous three-year average.

Blog, Safety
April 4th, 2022
Nominations Open for International Driver Excellence Award, Sponsored by PrePass

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is accepting nominations through May 20th for the 2022 International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA), sponsored by PrePass Safety Alliance. “This annual award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a commercial vehicle driver, distinguishing themselves conspicuously and beyond the call of duty through the achievement of safe operation and compliance carried out with evident distinction for an extended period of time,” said CVSA.

Blog, Safety, Trucking Community
March 31st, 2022
FMCSA Finalizes New Regulations for Truck Windshield Areas

In the trucking industry and commercial vehicle law enforcement, we have become accustomed to federal agencies, like the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, creating regulations. We often forget that we have the power to petition for a new rule as well. One company didn’t forget. Daimler Trucks North America wanted its automatic emergency braking monitoring hardware installed on the inside of truck windshields.

Blog, Regulations, Technology
March 28th, 2022
The Pros and Cons of Truck Tolling by Plate

Tolling technology comes in two versions: toll by plate and toll by transponder. Both reduce delays and hassles of toll tickets and toll booths. However, toll by plate and toll by transponder accomplish collecting tolls very differently. And those differences can affect a motor carrier’s bottom line greatly. Read about this in the PrePass whitepaper “The Pros and Cons of Truck Tolling by Plate.”

Blog, Technology, Tolling
March 24th, 2022
Report: Trucker Drug Violations Move Higher

Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse shows a 10.2% increase with 58,215 drug violations in 2021. Those violations include driver refusals to submit to a test, drug test failures, and actual knowledge of a drug violation. However, 82% of the total for last year is due to positive drug tests. By far the most frequent substance identified in the positive drug tests was marijuana, followed distantly by cocaine.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
March 21st, 2022
Trucking Things to Know Now, Part 4: Federal Regulatory Updates

The Federal Highway Administration recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to update regulations requiring states to certify the status of state law on the revocation or suspension of drug offenders’ driver’s licenses. The proposal seeks only to clarify existing law, but eight percent of a state’s federal highway funds are at stake. Money talks, so expect more attention to drugs and driving from the states.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
March 17th, 2022
New Truck Parking Concerns and Solutions

While the 2021 “Infrastructure Bill” failed to address truck parking directly, it increased funding to infrastructure accounts that can pay for truck parking. Many in the trucking industry believe the government must now take a serious look at this serious problem and spend some of those dollars on truck parking. A step in that direction may have just taken place.

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March 16th, 2022
Truckers Reach a New Milestone of Support for PrePass

For the first time, more than 700,000 trucks from over 100,000 fleets chose to support PrePass Safety Alliance, the nonprofit public/private partnership that provides PrePass weigh station bypass and other truck safety and efficiency services. These motor carriers earn the opportunity to participate in PrePass and bypass weigh stations by maintaining current credentials and qualifying safety scores, making highways safer for all motorists.

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March 14th, 2022
CVSA New Home for North American Fatigue Management Program

Truck driver fatigue starts in many ways. And just as many people have a role in preventing fatigue. It is in everyone’s interest that fatigue does not endanger driver health and highway safety. Fortunately, research conducted by medical and sleep scientists in Canada and the United States allowed development of the multi-faceted North American Fatigue Management Program.

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