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Podcast #13: Video Event Recorders May be the Next Trucking Game Changer
Guest: Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting Few 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 the latest episode of “Eyes on the Road,” presented by PrePass, host Evan Lockridge discusses what video event recorders do and the pros and cons...
Podcast #12 Blockchain Part 2: What Is the Effect on Trucking?
Guest: Chris Burruss, President of Blockchain in Transport Alliance Just 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 “Eyes on the Road,” presented by PrePass, host Evan Lockridge concludes a two-part series about blockchain and trucking with the president of...
Podcast #11 Blockchain Part 1: What Is It and Why Should I Care?
Guest: Chris Burruss, President of Blockchain in Transport Alliance The 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,” presented by PrePass, host Evan Lockridge kicks off the first part of a two-part series with the president of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance...
Podcast #10 What Truckers Need to Know About Safety Regulations Before Entering Canada
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 receiving end of a citation or even be denied entry. In this installment of “Eyes on the Road,” presented by PrePass, host Evan Lockridge discusses...
Podcast #9: FMCSA Moving to Make Changes to CSA Truck Safety Program
Guest: Warren Hoemann, former FMCSA deputy administrator, currently a PrePass consultant The 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 on the Road” presented by PrePass, Evan Lockridge talks with Warren Hoemann, former FMCSA deputy administrator, currently a PrePass consultant,...
Podcast #8: Truck Platooning May Advance Overall Truck Safety and Autonomous Trucking
Guest: Deborah Lockridge, editor in chief of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine Following too closely is a factor in some 25,000 truck crashes annually in the U.S., according to federal numbers. And while that represents only a fraction of the approximately half-million truck involved crashes annually, new developments and recent demonstrations show many if not all of these type crashes could become a thing of the past. In this episode of “Eyes on the Road” presented by PrePass, Evan Lockridge...
Podcast #7: Expect Good Times to Continue for Trucking and the Economy Says Expert
Guest: Donald Broughton from Broughton Capital A quick check of the news about the overall health of the U.S. economy as well as the trucking industry shows both are continuing a very strong performance. However, some economic observers, as well as trucking industry watchers, warn we could soon see a downturn. Listen to the latest "Eyes on the Road" podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with economist and market strategist Donald Broughton of the investment advisory...
Podcast #6: New Study Reveals Surprising Truck Crash Factors
Guest: Rebecca Brewster from ATRI A leading trucking research organization has released an update to its “Crash Predictor Model” which shows how likely future truck crash involvement is based on driving behaviors such as prior crashes, violations and convictions to even gender and age. Listen as Eyes on the Road, presented by PrePass, host Evan Lockridge talks with Rebecca Brewster, the head of the American Transportation Research Institute, about this new study that draws on the data from...
Podcast #5: New Laws and Regulation Changes. What They Mean For Trucking And You.
Guest: Warren Hoemann, Industry Expert There has been a wave of changes that have taken place when it comes to laws and rules affecting trucking, both directly and indirectly, including about personal conveyance, fuel taxes and left lane use as well as when it comes to the federal commercial driver’s license program. In this episode of Eyes on the Road, presented by PrePass, host Evan Lockridge speaks with former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Deputy Administrator Warren...
Podcast #4: How to Benefit from Operation Safe Driver Week and Brake Safety Week
Guest: Terry Maple with HELP Inc This week, July 15-21, truck drivers are receiving extra scrutiny from law enforcement across the country as part of Operation Safe Driver Week. The event is organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the same group who puts together the annual three-day truck inspection blitz known as Roadcheck, held earlier this year, as well as Brake Safety Week, set for September 16-22. In this podcast, Evan Lockridge speaks with Terry Maple, who served with the...
Podcast #3: It’s Not My Fault! (Part Two)
Guest: Warren Hoemann, Industry Expert There is a recently started program from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that allows trucking companies and truck drivers to remove crashes that were in no way their fault from federal safety records. Host Evan Lockridge speaks with Warren Hoemann, a former FMCSA deputy administrator and a past senior vice president with the American Trucking Associations about this demonstration program in the second installment of the two-part series...
Podcast #2: It’s Not My Fault (Part One)
Guest: Paul Sullivan with HELP Inc In part 1 of this 2-part series, host Evan Lockridge interviews Paul Sullivan to discuss how to challenge truck inspections when you feel you were in the right whether it relates to ELD, HOS, equipment or paperwork. Mr. Sullivan is the past Lieutenant of the Massacheusetts State Police and former president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). He is currently a Regional Director of Field Operations for HELP Inc. providers of PrePass. Eyes on the...
Podcast #1 : CSA, SMS, ISS, FMCSA and Your Safety Scores
Guest: Warren Hoemann, Industry Expert In this podcast, host Evan Lockridge interviews Warren Hoemann to break down what all those acronyms mean and how they impact drivers' safety ratings. Mr. Hoemann is the current Chairman of Advisory Board of Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii). Past positions include Senior Vice President at American Trucking Associations, Deputy Administrator at Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Vice President at California Trucking...