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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.

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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United States

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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.

Twitter:

@PrePass

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English

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Episodes

Podcast #50: Why The Journey Toward Autonomous Trucks Is Taking Longer Than Planned

2/10/2021
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.

Duration:00:15:20

Podcast #49: Expect Changes in Trucking Regulations with a New Administration and Congress

1/11/2021
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 when it comes to hours of service, speed limiters, insurance...

Duration:00:21:19

Podcast #48: Diversity in Trucking and Creating an Inclusive Work Culture

12/3/2020
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.

Duration:00:16:25

Podcast #47: Increasing Use of Onboard Truck Cameras and What’s Next?

10/29/2020
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.

Duration:00:19:43

Podcast #46: Red Light? How to Handle a Truck Weigh Station Visit.

9/28/2020
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.

Duration:00:12:45

Podcast #45: How to Spend Less Money on Truck Tolls

8/26/2020
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.

Duration:00:18:24

Podcast #44: Firearms and Legal Concerns for Truckers

7/29/2020
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.

Duration:00:15:35

Podcast #43: Studies Reveal Hidden Benefits of Efficient Truck Driving

6/30/2020
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.

Duration:00:18:30

Podcast #42: What Truck Drivers and Fleets Can Expect from Hours of Service Rules Changes

6/8/2020
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.

Duration:00:20:17

Podcast #41: The Challenging Road to a Trucking Recovery Following COVID-19

5/14/2020
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.

Duration:00:17:18

Podcast #40: Trucking Fleet Finds New Life after Losing Most of its Business to COVID-19

4/21/2020
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 done.

Duration:00:18:32

Podcast #39: 5 Trucking Trends for Drivers and Fleets to Watch

4/2/2020
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.

Duration:00:14:30

Podcast #38: Skyrocketing Trucking Insurance Rates and How to Deal with Cost Increases

2/24/2020
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 with Rich Bren with PFA Transportation Insurance, they discuss...

Duration:00:18:02

Podcast #37: How to Avoid Common Mistakes with Your Truck’s ELD So You Don’t Get Penalized

2/3/2020
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.

Duration:00:20:16

Podcast #36: Get The Details on New Trucking Regulations Coming in 2020

1/6/2020
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.

Duration:00:24:29

Podcast #35: Number of Speeding Truckers Skyrockets. Why You Should Be Concerned.

12/10/2019
New analysis of federal records shows the number of truckers driving above the speed limit has increased dramatically over the past three years and it’s showing no signs of letting up. In this latest episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, host Evan Lockridge talks with William Cassidy, senior editor at the Journal of Commerce, who discovered this alarming trend.

Duration:00:15:19

Podcast #34: Truckers Still Cheating on Logs with ELDs but It’s Easier to Get Caught

11/20/2019
The problem of truck drivers cheating on their logs hasn’t gone away with the disappearance of paper logbooks and the electronic logging device mandate that followed. However, in order to catch this activity, fleets have got to step up their monitoring of ELD data or they may face some severe consequences.

Duration:00:16:41

Podcast #33: As Marijuana Increasingly Becomes Legal Trucking Faces Big Challenges

10/30/2019
As marijuana increasingly becomes legal for either recreational or medical use in more states, trucking fleets are seeing greater marijuana use by truck drivers despite a federal prohibition. This introduces a variety of safety concerns. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge looks at how trucking is dealing with this safety challenge.

Duration:00:14:03

Podcast #32: Study Shows Truck Driver Detention Time Increasing. Here’s Why and How It Could Improve.

10/9/2019
New results of a four-year study show long-wait times for truck drivers at shippers and receivers has not improved. In fact, it’s gotten worse, according to the American Transportation Research Institute. Here’s why and how it could improve.

Duration:00:16:46

Podcast #31: FMCSA Proposes Hours of Service Changes for Truckers. Learn What It Means for You.

9/18/2019
Following years of complaints by truck drivers and fleets about federal hours of service regulations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed significant changes. Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” podcast, presented by PrePass, as host Evan Lockridge talks with Warren Hoemann, a former number two official at the FMCSA, now PrePass consultant as they discuss what’s in the plan.

Duration:00:15:40