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December 21st, 2021
Looking Back on Trucking During 2021

Every year pundits, commentators – and, yes, even PrePass – play the role of fearless forecaster. Of course, were we all that prescient, we would be rich and famous! Still, signs and indications provide a glimpse of what may lie ahead, and offer a reminder of the importance of planning for eventualities. So, when we look back on the now waning year of 2021, we got some things right and some not quite right. Let’s take a look at 2021 and what did happen in the trucking industry and the world of regulation.

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December 16th, 2021
FMCSA to Issue More Warning Letters for Unsafe Driving BASIC Results

Previously, carriers received warning letters when their scores for this BASIC reached a threshold of 50% for passenger carriers, 60% for hazardous materials carriers or 65% for all other carriers. Now all carriers, regardless of category, will receive a warning letter when their Unsafe Driving BASIC score is 50% or above.

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December 13th, 2021
Trucking Things to Know Now, Part 2: 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.

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December 9th, 2021
Podcast #60: The Biggest Trucking Trends in 2021 and Beyond

Trucking business conditions in 2021 developed like no other year which resulted in new trends emerging that will shape the industry for years to come. Listen to the new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as host Evan Lockridge looks at the biggest trends that emerged this year and are expected to continue into 2022 and beyond.

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December 7th, 2021
U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives Safely and On-Time with PrePass

System Transport, a motor carrier based in Washington state, carried the tree on a state-of-the-art Kenworth truck equipped with PrePass. The 84-foot tall White Fir nicknamed “Sugar Bear” “grew up” in the Six Rivers National Forest in California and began the 3,300-mile journey to the U.S. Capitol Building back on Oct. 29, 2021. PrePass helps make sure System Transport trucks arrive on time by allowing them to safely bypass weigh stations across the country.

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December 2nd, 2021
Record Traffic Fatalities, Trucking Issues and Differences

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a report showing the largest six-month increase ever recorded for traffic fatalities. It estimated 20,160 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the first half of 2021, up 18.4% compared to the first six months of 2020.

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November 29th, 2021
Whitepaper Tells How to Reduce Truck Toll Management Headaches

INFORM Tolling is an easy-to-use data visualization software tool that helps carriers quickly identify toll discrepancies and streamline the toll reconciliation process. Unlike the monthly mailed invoices carriers receive from multiple toll agencies, INFORM Tolling offers a single online statement, updated daily, allowing fleets to drill down on questionable toll transactions or analyze trends for operational improvement.

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November 23rd, 2021
The Infrastructure Bill. What’s in It for Trucking?

After months of debate and negotiations, Congress passed a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill in November, one of the largest appropriations measures ever undertaken by Congress. And while not everyone is happy with the final version signed into law by President Biden, the legislation contains several trucking provisions worth noting.

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November 18th, 2021
Trucking Into Canada? ELD Enforcement Deadline Set for June 2022

Transport Canada, the country’s equivalent of the U.S. Transportation Department, set a start date of June 12, 2021 to replace paper logs with electronic logging devices. The move by Transport Canada followed the required adoption of ELDs in the U.S. in 2017. But take note north of the border for differences in ELD regulations and hours of service rules.

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November 15th, 2021
3 Things Fleet Managers Should Know About Truck Safety Enforcement Officers

You know the image: the crisp uniform, the official badge and nameplate, the wide-brimmed hat. But beyond the image, fleet managers need to know three important things about the officers who enforce truck safety. Why? Because truck safety programs don’t succeed at a fleet just because of decisions made by one person. Safety is a team effort. And that means reaching out and looking beyond their uniform.

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November 11th, 2021
Learn About the Benefits of Truck Crash Preventability Programs

Many motor carriers delay development of crash preventability determination programs out of fear of potential liability or the lack of bandwidth to manage them. But with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration establishing an official program of its own, many carriers are giving it a second thought. Watch this PrePass webinar, “The Benefits of Truck Crash Preventability Programs.” Learn how to establish a program for your fleet and get details on the FMCSA’s crash preventability determination program.

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November 9th, 2021
Podcast #59: Long-Time Owner-Operator Reveals His Secret to Success

Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as host Evan Lockridge talks with Tilden Curl, owner of Tecco Trucking and a member of the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association board of directors. They discuss the mistakes Tilden made early on in his nearly 30-year trucking career, what he learned from them, and why his business is now a success.

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