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Podcast #23: 7 Things You Need to Know About the Upcoming AOBRD to ELD Deadline

5/14/2019
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Guest: Dave Osiecki, President and CEO of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting In the wake of the 2018 deadline for most truckers to switch from paper logs to electronic logging devices, there is another on the horizon. The deadline for those using automatic on-board recording devices to switch to ELDs is near the end of the year. But if you wait too close to the deadline to comply, you may find yourself unable to drive. Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast,...

Duration:00:17:46

Podcast #22: How to Survive and Pass Roadcheck and Other Roadside Truck Inspections

4/29/2019
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Guest: Kerri Wirachowsky, director of roadside inspection programs, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) No matter if you or one of the drivers in your truck fleet is on the road during the upcoming truck inspection blitz known as Roadcheck, or if it’s any other time, there is no getting away from truck enforcement efforts. However, you can minimize the amount of time they take away from driving while improving your safety. Listen to this latest episode of the “Eyes on The Road”...

Duration:00:24:19

Podcast #21: Calls to Increase Highway Funding Grow. Will Congress Finally Act and What Could It Cost Trucking?

4/14/2019
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Guest: Jim Burg, former truck driver and president of James Burg Trucking There is little debate more money is needed to improve America’s road and bridges. But despite years of talk on Capitol Hill, highway funding levels remain stagnant. This time, however, there appears to be more unity when it comes to increasing roadway funding, but could it cost you more? Tune into this latest episode of the “Eyes on the Road,” presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with Jim Burg, a former...

Duration:00:16:09

Podcast #20: Transponders Versus Mobile Apps – Which is Better for Weigh Station Bypassing?

3/29/2019
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Guest: Andrew Johnson with PrePass There are two different types of systems you can choose from when it comes to truck weigh station bypass technologies. One uses a transponder. The other is an app on either a mobile device or an on board telematics system in a truck. But how do you determine which works best for you? Listen to this latest installment of “Eyes on the Road,” presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge looks at a new study from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute about the...

Duration:00:10:42

Podcast #19: Wellness Program Improves Trucking Fleet’s Safety and Drivers’ Lives

3/15/2019
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Guest: Sergio Rojas, director of wellness, Hirschbach Motor Lines As more and more trucking fleets say they are having a difficult time finding drivers and keeping the ones they have, one trucking company may have found a solution. In the episode of “Eyes on the Road,” presented by PrePass, 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...

Duration:00:18:21

Podcast #18: How Active Steering is Changing Trucking

2/27/2019
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Guest: Jim Park, freelance trucking journalist and former truck driver The 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, as host Evan Lockridge talks with freelance trucking journalist and former truck driver Jim Park about active steering systems. Learn how...

Duration:00:14:29

Podcast #17: Trucking Myth Busters, Debunking Misconceptions

2/14/2019
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Guest: Warren Hoemann, former FMCSA deputy administrator If 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 lighter when it passes over the scale? These and many other questions are explored and answered in the latest episode of the “Eyes on the Road”...

Duration:00:17:10

Podcast #16: What to Expect in New Trucking Regulations, Legislation in 2019, Part 2 of 2

1/30/2019
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Guest: David Heller, Vice President of Government Affairs, Truckload Carriers Association In 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 environment for trucking in 2019 and beyond. They discuss how rules and regulations will be changing when it comes for testing drivers for illegal drug...

Duration:00:18:28

Podcast #15: What to Expect in New Trucking Regulations, Legislation in 2019, Part 1 of 2

1/14/2019
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Guest: David Heller, Vice President of Government Affairs, Truckload Carriers Association While 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, David Heller, vice president for government affairs at the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), talks with host Evan Lockridge about the regulatory...

Duration:00:15:39

Podcast #14: Legal Expert Details What Trucking Fleets, Drivers Should Do Following a Crash

12/26/2018
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Guest: Doug Marcello, trucking defense attorney, Marcello & Kivisto LLC Each 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’s why it’s important to know what to do immediately following a crash. Listen to this latest installment of “Eyes on the Road,” presented by...

Duration:00:19:42

Podcast #13: Video Event Recorders May be the Next Trucking Game Changer

12/11/2018
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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...

Duration:00:16:11

Podcast #12 Blockchain Part 2: What Is the Effect on Trucking?

11/28/2018
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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...

Duration:00:17:21

Podcast #11 Blockchain Part 1: What Is It and Why Should I Care?

11/14/2018
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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...

Duration:00:16:59

Podcast #10 What Truckers Need to Know About Safety Regulations Before Entering Canada

10/28/2018
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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...

Duration:00:16:18

Podcast #9: FMCSA Moving to Make Changes to CSA Truck Safety Program

10/9/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:13:04

Podcast #8: Truck Platooning May Advance Overall Truck Safety and Autonomous Trucking

9/25/2018
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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...

Duration:00:15:02

Podcast #7: Expect Good Times to Continue for Trucking and the Economy Says Expert

9/9/2018
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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...

Duration:00:15:25

Podcast #6: New Study Reveals Surprising Truck Crash Factors

8/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:16:59

Podcast #5: New Laws and Regulation Changes. What They Mean For Trucking And You.

7/31/2018
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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...

Duration:00:13:52

Podcast #4: How to Benefit from Operation Safe Driver Week and Brake Safety Week

7/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:12:03