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 25, 2022 14 min
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.
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Listen to the new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast from PrePass as host Evan Lockridge talks with Tom Kloza, long-time fuel and oil analyst with the Oil Price Information Service. They discuss the causes of the recent diesel price spike, the reasons diesel has grown so much more expensive than gasoline, whether solutions to provide price relief will actually work and much more.
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Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as we discuss the results of this study with Andrew Balthrop, research associate at the University of Arkansas. He talks with host Evan Lockridge about why some groups in trucking had more crashes after the ELD mandate took effect, how the devices greatly reduced one type of hours of service violation, and more.
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Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as we discuss new drug testing rules with Dan Horvath, vice president of safety policy at the American Trucking Associations. He discusses proposals that will allow for the use of oral fluids and hair when it comes to mandatory drug testing. Horvath also talks about what this will mean for both truck drivers and motor carriers and why these changes are happening.
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Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as we discuss different ways trucking fleets are offering alternatives to pay per mile. Leah Shaver tracks driver pay trends at the National Transportation Institute. She discusses why an increasing number of drivers want more than just pay per mile and the growing use of alternative pay programs. Shaver also talks about why these different pay packages are becoming ...
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Truck drivers frequently complain about shippers and receivers forcing them to wait for excessive periods of time. But can anything be done to solve this age-old problem? Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as we talk about possible solutions, including how electronic logging devices can help with Dave Huneryeager, recently retired president and CEO of the Tennessee Trucking Association.
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Listen to this latest episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as host Evan Lockridge talks with Warren Hoemann, PrePass consultant and former FMCSA official. They discuss different issues being considered by the agency. These include possible rules about automatic emergency braking, speed limiters, higher mandatory insurance levels, changes in hours of service rules and much more.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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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 expert Warren Hoemann tells you how to best deal with expected new trucking rules and pr...
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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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