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August 29th, 2022
Eliminating Distractions for New Truck Drivers

Safety is more than knowing how to drive a truck and follow the rules. Safety demands focus and attention. That means eliminating the distractions every new employee faces so that your new truck driver can keep their eyes on the road and mind on the task at hand.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
August 25th, 2022
Podcast #68: Debunking Weigh Station Bypass Service Myths

Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast and learn which myths about weigh station bypass service simply are not true and how they may cost you time, money and even fuel. Host Evan Lockridge talks with PrePass Regional Director Terry Maple, former superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Blog, Podcasts, Technology
August 22nd, 2022
What Could a U.S. Truck Speed Limiter Mandate Look Like? – Part Two

With the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration once again considering the idea of mandating speed limiters on most tractor-trailers, PrePass examines use of the devices in different parts of the world. In Part One we looked at speed limiter mandates in other countries. In this part, we review research and results in many of the more than 30 countries with speed limiters and what the future may hold there and elsewhere.

Blog, Regulations, Safety, Trucking Community
August 17th, 2022
What Could a U.S. Truck Speed Limiter Mandate Look Like? – Part One

The debate over speed limiters on trucks has returned. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reopened a 2016 rulemaking on the issue in May of 2022. Experience with truck speed limiters can be found in other countries, where mandates on trucks (as well as on other vehicles) date as far back as the 1990’s. In Part One we look at speed limiter mandates in other countries. In all, 30-plus countries have speed limiter mandates.

Blog, Regulations, Safety, Trucking Community
August 11th, 2022
So What If My Truck Is a Little Overweight? Part 2.

The rationale for truck size and weight limits does not designate what those size and weight limits should be. That’s because we do live in a world of innovation. Different parts of the country and different industries see the need for regional or industry-specific truck size and weight limits.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
August 8th, 2022
So What If My Truck Is a Little Overweight? Part 1.

Consider this article similar to a physician’s advice about your health as a motor carrier – including the health of your equipment and safety program. Truck size and weight affect the health of all three. Truck size and weight, as the word “and” indicates, comes in two parts. But why, in this world of innovation, do we even have truck size and weight limits?

Blog, Regulations, Safety
August 5th, 2022
Prepare Your Trucks for Brake Safety Week

Brake-related violations comprise the largest percentage of all out-of-service vehicle violations cited during roadside inspections, according to CVSA. Last year’s three-day International Roadcheck data showed brake systems and brake adjustment violations accounted for 38.9% of all vehicle out-of-service violations, the most of any category of vehicle violations.

Blog, Regulations, Safety, Trucking Community
August 2nd, 2022
Defending Your Truck Fleet Against Tire and Tread-Off Claims

The ghosts of tire treads past haunt the berms of interstates. The useful life runs out and the tread comes off. Amid the debris are the shards of blown tires. In congested areas, lost treads and blown tires can make contact nearby vehicles. Blown tires and lost treads can cause claims against your trucking company. Fault is not automatic. You can defend against the claims.

Blog, Safety
July 28th, 2022
The PrePass/Partner Truck Driver Experience

PrePass partners with leading telematics and navigation service providers to integrate the PrePass weigh station bypass application into one device. Now trucking companies who choose these solutions from Garmin, Geotab, Omnitracs, or Pedigree Technologies can also receive PrePass on-screen notifications of upcoming weigh stations and bypass decisions. One device, one screen, and only one log-on.

Blog, Business, Technology
July 25th, 2022
Podcast #67: FMCSA’s New Truck Speed Limiter Plan – 5 Common Questions Answered

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently said it was moving forward with a proposal to require the use of speed limiters on most trucks after an earlier plan sat idle for years. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast from PrePass as host Evan Lockridge gives you answers to some frequently asked questions that have come up about this new speed limiter proposal.

Blog, Podcasts
July 21st, 2022
Feds Looking for Comments on Trucker Hours of Service, Driver Registry and More

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently published four Information Collection Requests in the Federal Register. These are four opportunities to make sure that FMCSA and NHTSA continue to get the right information in the right way. These ICRs also provide a chance to suggest changes, such as in the content or in the mechanics of data collection.

Blog, Regulations
July 18th, 2022
What Truck Drivers Should Do When They Spot Emergencies

What should truck drivers do when they spot an emergency? Here is advice for fleet managers to share with their drivers. Wise advice from law enforcement officials, who are often the next to arrive on the scene.

Blog, Safety, Trucking Community

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