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Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as host Evan Lockridge speaks with Scott Sutarik of telematics equipment and service provider Geotab. They discuss how open platforms in telematics systems can lead to increased truck uptime as well as better truck safety and efficiency.…
 
Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast and learn what are the most common truck driver and truck equipment violations and why they happen. More importantly, you’ll discover how you can prevent such violations from happening to you or your trucks.By PrePass
 
For truckers and fleet personnel trying to figure out the federal trucking regulatory landscape, it can feel like an adventure movie. As if you’re Indiana Jones searching for the Lost Ark or you’re adrift in the Temple of Doom. But it doesn’t have to be. Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as PrePass regulatory exp…
 
As the trucking industry continues evolving so are truck inspections, including how enforcement conducts them. Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast and find out how soon the new Level VIII truck inspections could head your way. In an interview with former law enforcement chief and current PrePass executive Steve Vau…
 
Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast with guest with Eric Miller of the truck navigation device provider Garmin. He discusses different ways truck navigators offer more than just maps and turn-by-turn directions. He also talks about how truck navigators provide alternate routing when there are traffic delays, how th…
 
Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as host Evan Lockridge talks with Joe Rajkovacz of the Western States Trucking Association about changes in laws and a key regulation that could make it much more difficult to be an owner-operator truck driver. In an interview Rajkovacz he discusses why this is happening and how …
 
General consensus in the trucking industry indicates that a plan to require activated speed limiters on tractor-trailers is back on the drawing board at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast and learn what could be in this expected proposal. Retired trucking telematics…
 
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.By PrePass
 
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 Loc…
 
With a new presidential administration and Democratic control of Congress, expect to see changes in trucking regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Administration as well as in trucking laws from Capitol Hill in 2021. Listen to the latest “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast, presented by PrePass as we talk with former FMCSA deputy administrator…
 
Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast, presented by PrePass, in which host Evan Lockridge talks about diversity with John Esparza, head of the Texas Trucking Association. As a member of the Hispanic community, Esparza discusses why everyone in trucking should care about diversity and how different parts of the indust…
 
An increasing number of fleets and owner operators are equipping their trucks with on-board video cameras. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as host Evan Lockridge speaks with Seth Clevenger, host of the RoadSigns podcast and managing editor for features with Transport Topics, about why this is happening.…
 
Sometimes it’s simply impossible to avoid having to pull in to a weigh station. But how you handle the encounter can mean the difference between further delays and getting back out on the road quickly. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as host Evan Lockridge discusses how to minimize time spent at weigh stations.…
 
Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as host Evan Lockridge talks with Drew Anderson with PrePass about how you can spend less money on truck tolls. They discuss how the many different ways trucks can be incorrectly charged and how to avoid expensive fees for toll violations.…
 
Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with truck driver defense attorney Brad Klepper of Drivers Legal Plan. They discuss what the laws are when it comes to truckers possessing guns and how one court case changed the way fleets can set policies about guns.…
 
Freight rates and demand for trucking services continue to struggle due to the COVID-19 outbreak. To make up the gap in earnings, truck operators must find ways to improve efficiency and save money on fuel. Two recent real-world demonstrations reveal how to start saving time and money immediately, which can lead to a number of other benefits.…
 
Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with Warren Hoemann, former FMCSA deputy administrator and now a PrePass consultant, about how hours of service rules changes will effect both truck drivers and fleets. They look at the four major changes and who the winners and los…
 
While the trucking industry is dealing with the most adverse business conditions in decades following the COVID-19 outbreak, there may be some reasons for optimism. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with William Cassidy, senior trucking editor at the Journal of Commerce, as …
 
In this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, host Evan Lockridge talks with Chip Warterfield of the trucking company Upstaging Lighting and Transport. They talk about what Upstaging, including its drivers and other employees, is doing to survive this crisis. They also discuss how its drivers, whose jobs are usually anything but typical for tr…
 
Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with Kelly Frey with PrePass about five trends that will shape trucking in 2020 and beyond. They talk about the effects of marijuana legalization and changing driver demographics in trucking as well as autonomy, data security and the interne…
 
New analysis of federal records shows the number of truckers driving above the speed limit has increased dramatically over the past three years and it’s showing no signs of letting up. In this latest episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, host Evan Lockridge talks with William Cassidy, senior editor at the Journal of Comme…
 
The problem of truck drivers cheating on their logs hasn’t gone away with the disappearance of paper logbooks and the electronic logging device mandate that followed. However, in order to catch this activity, fleets have got to step up their monitoring of ELD data or they may face some severe consequences.…
 
As marijuana increasingly becomes legal for either recreational or medical use in more states, trucking fleets are seeing greater marijuana use by truck drivers despite a federal prohibition. This introduces a variety of safety concerns. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge looks at …
 
Following years of complaints by truck drivers and fleets about federal hours of service regulations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed significant changes. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with Warren Hoemann, a former number two official at the …
 
In every truck driver’s career, they will have to interact with law enforcement officers on multiple occasions. But how they handle these meetings can mean the difference between the encounter being short to being very long, or the possibility of a citation.By PrePass
 
A truck crash along a mountainous portion of I-70 in Colorado earlier this year, killing four people and injuring at least six, has highlighted the dangers of driving along steep grades. Host Evan Lockridge talks with an expert who trains truckers to drive in mountainous areas.By PrePass
 
In the episode of “Eyes on the Road," host Evan Lockridge talks with Sergio Rojas, director of wellness at Hirschbach Motor Lines. They discuss how having a driver wellness program has paid dividends for this rapidly expanding Iowa-based fleet, including improving safety.By PrePass
 
Guest: Jim Park, Freelance Trucking Journalist and Former Truck DriverThe last time truck steering systems saw a big change was back in the 1980s as hydraulic power steering replaced manual steering systems. Now after several decades, truck steering is seeing another big change.Listen to this installment of “Eyes on the Road,” presented by PrePass,…
 
Guest: Warren Hoemann, former FMCSA deputy administratorIf a trucker drives more than their allowable hours, can an electronic logging device be used to alert law enforcement to hand out a citation? If a chicken hauler is approaching a weigh station, can they bang on the side of the truck, scaring the chickens, causing them to fly, so the truck is …
 
Guest: David Heller, Vice President of Government Affairs, Truckload Carriers AssociationIn the second part of this two-part series on "Eyes on the Road, presented by PrePass, David Heller, vice president for government affairs at the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), talks with host Evan Lockridge about the regulatory and legislative environme…
 
Guest: David Heller, Vice President of Government Affairs, Truckload Carriers AssociationWhile the Trump administration says it is reducing the number of new regulations on business, there will be no shortage of them for trucking in the New Year, affecting both fleets and drivers. In this new episode of “Eyes on the Road,” presented by PrePass, Dav…
 
Guest: Doug Marcello, trucking defense attorney, Marcello & Kivisto LLCEach year there are more than 450,000 reported truck crashes in the United States, involving the newest of drivers to the most seasoned veterans. Often these crashes are not the fault of the truck driver, but still result in a lawsuit being filed against a fleet and driver. That…
 
Guest: Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation ConsultingFew would argue that requiring the use of electronic logging devices wasn’t a game changer for the business of trucking. And as electronics become more prevalent on big-rigs, some believe the next big thing for the industry and safety will be video event recorders on trucks.In th…
 
Guest: Chris Burruss, President of Blockchain in Transport AllianceJust a few years ago hardly anyone had ever heard of the concept of blockchain technology, much less in trucking. These days it is one of the most talked about topics in the industry because some believe it has a great potential to reshape the business of trucking.In this episode of…
 
Guest: Chris Burruss, President of Blockchain in Transport AllianceThe business of trucking could be in store for one of the biggest changes in ages. The reason is the sudden and increased interest in blockchain technology, which holds the potential to greatly alter how trucking transactions take place.In this installment of “Eyes on the Road,” pre…
 
Guest: Kerri Wirachowsky, director of roadside inspection programs, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.Trucking from the U.S. into Canada is far more complex than just moving a load from state-to-state. While many Canadian trucking regulations regarding safety are similar to those in the U.S., if you aren’t careful you could find yourself on the re…
 
Guest: Warren Hoemann, former FMCSA deputy administrator, currently a PrePass consultantThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is moving to make reforms with its key truck safety program called Compliance Safety and Accountability, or CSA for short, following years of complaints by both trucking fleets and drivers.In this episode of “Eyes …
 
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