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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January 3, 2024 17 mins
Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast as we discuss what you can expect with Warren Hoemann, a PrePass consultant and a former second in command at the FMCSA. He talks about new trucking rules involving: speed limiters, automatic emergency braking, side underride guards, hair testing truckers for illegal drugs, electronic truck identification, brokers and freight forwarders and much more.
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Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast as we look at the many different ways tolls can costs carriers, not just in terms of money, but also when it comes to time, resources and even frustration. More importantly, you will learn how you can reduce the amount of time, money and resources you are spending on tolls, giving you more time to concentrate on the real business of trucking…hauling freight!
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In order to legally drive a big rig in interstate commerce, truckers are required to have a physical examination from a qualified medical examiner. If they pass, they get a Medical Examiners Certificate that’s good for up to two years. However, nearly half of the nation’s truck drivers are certified for less than one year, resulting in problems for them as well as truck fleets.
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Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast and learn about a new pilot program in a major metropolitan area to speed up truck movement by ensuring truckers get as many green lights as possible. Dr. Douglas Gettman of Kimley-Horn, the firm that developed this exciting new technology, will tell you how to sign up for this free service he expects to roll out to more cities in the coming year.
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Listen to this latest edition of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as Brandon Wiseman of Trucksafe Consulting discusses how CBD use can lead to truck drivers testing positive for marijuana, the repercussions of a positive drug test, if CBD use by truckers can lead to impaired driving, and more.
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Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast as we discuss new efforts, including legislation, to help create more parking places so truck drivers can safely get their rest. Host Evan Lockridge talks with David Heller of the Truckload Carriers Association about how much the lack of available truck parking costs drivers and fleets, how the latest federal infrastructure funding package may address the problem, and eve...
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Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast as we discuss anticipated rules when it comes to truck speed limiters; truck driver drug and alcohol testing; universal IDs for trucks; independent contractors (owner-operators); the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program; and much more! Hear from former FMCSA Deputy Administrator Warren Hoemann, now a PrePass regulatory consultant, on what these changes could mean fo...
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Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as we explore what’s in an FMCSA plan to require electronic IDs for trucks, if there are any benefits to it, how this would effect truck inspections and more. Joining host Evan Lockridge is Steve Vaughn, director of field operations for PrePass Safety alliance, and a former commercial law enforcement chief.
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Now that California’s controversial Assembly Bill 5 has taken effect, changes are quickly happening for many owner-operator truckers inside and outside the Golden State. Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast and hear what changes are happening and are expected to happen in the coming months and years.
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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.
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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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