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April 13th, 2023
Trucking Faced with ‘Weighty’ Issues, Part 2

Regulations that add weight to a trucking combination effectively restrict the net weight available to carry cargo (the demand side). When the “supply side” net weights are reduced, either freight rates must go up or trucking profit margins go down to accommodate the “demand side” cargo. At some point, shrinking net weights may require more trucks to haul freight. In the highly competitive trucking industry, that would squeeze slim profit margins even more.

Blog, Regulations, Safety, Technology
April 10th, 2023
Trucking Faced with ‘Weighty’ Issues, Part 1

In this two-part series, we will look at the efforts to regulate electric vehicles, specifically electric trucks, and the impending federal rulemaking on side underride guards, both from the weight standpoint. While those regulatory changes are not proposed with the intent of reducing truck net weights – and potentially some carriers’ profit margins – the economic impacts are real, but seldom discussed.

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April 6th, 2023
Nominations Now Open for International Driver Excellence Award, Sponsored by PrePass

This annual award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a commercial vehicle driver. IDEA drivers distinguish themselves conspicuously and beyond the call of duty through long-term achievement in safe operation and compliance carried out with evident distinction. Nominated drivers must be of personal character beyond reproach without any disqualifying behavior.

Blog, Safety, Trucking Community
April 3rd, 2023
UCR Fees Proposed to Decrease Again in 2024

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a proposed 9% decrease in UCR fees beginning next year. That reduction follows the 31% decrease carriers enjoyed in 2023. Due to changes in how FMCSA will estimate UCR fees in the future, it looks likely that the fees will increase in 2025.

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March 30th, 2023
FMCSA Updates Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Notifications

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expanding the timeframe in which it will notify motor carriers of a change in a driver’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse information. Previously, the clearinghouse only sent a notification when a change regarding motor carrier’s driver occurred within 30 days of a pre-employment query. Now the clearinghouse will send notifications of all changes occurring within 12 months of a pre-employment query or the annual queries a motor carrier must conduct on each driver.

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March 27th, 2023
Trucking Things to Know Now, Part 9: Federal Regulatory Updates

Speaking at the Truckload Carriers Association meeting in Orlando, Florida earlier this month, FMCSA Administrator Robin Hutcheson said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is still considering hair testing for drugs. HHS will make the “revised proposed guidance” available for public viewing by summer of this year.

Blog, Regulations
March 23rd, 2023
The Most Important Part of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems on Trucks

We read and hear much about ADAS – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration mentions it in the Tech-Celerate program. FMCSA rulemakings and truck manufacturer literature frequently highlight ADAS, from automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control systems to lane-keeping assist, and camera-based mirror systems. Advanced driver assistance systems can reduce human error, help improve road safety, and make truck driving a little less dangerous. But for ADAS to achieve those goals, there needs to be a greater emphasis on the most important words in ADAS – driver assistance.

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March 20th, 2023
The Split Sleeper Berth Rule for Truckers Explained

For those not familiar, the split sleeper berth rule allows commercial drivers to split their mandatory 10-hour rest breaks into two non-consecutive segments and still reset their substantive time limits. The shorter of the two segments must be at least two hours long. The longer of the two must be at least seven hours long, and the total must equal at least 10 hours combined. Learn how the split sleeper berth rule can benefit both drivers and truck fleets by offering flexibility in hours-of-service compliance.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
March 15th, 2023
Get Ready for Truck Safety Enforcement Events in 2023

International Roadcheck runs from May 16-18, 2023. The event is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 15 trucks and motorcoaches inspected, on average, every minute across North America, according to CVSA. In 2022, during International Roadcheck, CVSA-certified inspectors conducted 59,026 inspections and placed 12,456 commercial motor vehicles and 3,714 commercial motor vehicle drivers out of service.

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March 10th, 2023
PrePass Insider Newsletter – March 2023

The Federal Trade Commission is proposing a broad ban on non-compete agreements between employers and workers, as well as a requirement to rescind existing non-compete clauses. This FTC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would apply to businesses in all industries, including trucking. Learn what those in the trucking industry need to know about this plan and more.

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March 8th, 2023
Safe Truck Driving in Icy Conditions

In many places, snow may be giving way to rain and daytime temps edging above the freezing mark. Yes, your breath may still emerge in a fog, but it’s a sigh of relief that the worst may over… or is it? Because the transition from winter storms to clear roads often brings another hazard – ice. And dealing with the icy conditions that follow a winter storm brings additional awareness.

Blog, Safety
March 2nd, 2023
Revoked ELDs – What Truckers Need to Know & Do

Electronic logging devices have been part of trucking life since 2016. The FMCSA allows ELD providers to self-certify and register their devices. FMCSA will revoke an ELD’s registration if the device does not meet the agency’s minimum standards. Some ELD providers also choose to self-revoke their device’s registration. Not sure whether your ELD is “registered” or “revoked”?

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