Eyes on the Road with PrePass

Eyes on the Road with PrePass

Evan Lockridge is a veteran broadcaster and award-winning trucking journalist. “Eyes on the Road” discusses trucking industry hot topics for drivers and fleet managers. The series is presented by PrePass, providers of weigh station bypass, toll payment services and trucking technology.

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July 14, 2021 12 min
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 Vaughn, you will also hear about the plan to electronically identify each and every truc...
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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 this technology is changing trucking and how navigators can improve truck driver safety...
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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 to possibly prepare for the future.
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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 expert Tom Cuthbertson discusses which trucks may or may not be covered under a spee...
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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.
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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 Lockridge speaks with trucking journalist Jack Roberts about why this has happened.
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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 Warren Hoemann. He discusses what changes could be in store for fleets and drivers w...
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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 industry can work to improve it.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 losers are in trucking.
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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 they discuss what the future may hold for the industry.
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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 trucking, have been affected and how other fleets may want to follow what Upstaging has...
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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 internet of things.
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Guest: Rich Bren, vice president of insurance, PFA Transportation Insurance and Surety Services Both owner-operator truckers and trucking fleets of all sizes are contending with ever escalating insurance rates. This cuts into profits and even forces some carriers to shut down. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge finds out what’s behind this trend. In Evan’s talk w...
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It’s been only a little more than a month since the final federal mandate took effect requiring most truck drivers to use electronic logging devices to track their hours behind the wheel. However, figures show a good number of drivers are being cited by law enforcement for improper use of the devices.
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While 2020 has just gotten underway, it’s already shaping up to be one of the busiest years in quite a while when it comes to new trucking regulations taking effect as well as those under development. Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with former FMCSA Deputy Administrator Warren Hoemann about what’s headed your way.
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