December 2018
 
 
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In this Issue:

December 2018

  • FMCSA Issues Additional Guidance on "Personal Conveyance"
  • PODCAST: Video Event Recorders May be Next Trucking Game Changer
  • Electronic Images Approved for IRP Cab Cards and IFTA Licenses
  • PODCAST: Blockchain Part 2 - What is the Effect on Trucking?
  • You Can Save a Life, With Just One Phone Call


 
 

FMCSA Issues Additional Guidance on "Personal Conveyance" Use of Trucks

 
 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released new guidance on driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) for personal reasons while off-duty, referred to as “personal conveyance.”

This guidance, effective immediately, offers clarification on when “personal conveyance” can and cannot be used, following guidance the agency issued earlier, plus some welcome relief for drivers delayed at shipper or receiver locations. Here is what you need to know.

There remain four hours of service (HOS) categories: 1) on-duty not driving, 2) driving, 3) sleeper berth, and 4) off-duty. Personal conveyance is considered a “special driving category” to account for the movement of a CMV while the driver is off-duty. To be off-duty, the driver must be relieved from work and all responsibility for performing work.

... Read more in the PrePass Blog.

 
 

PODCAST: Video Event Recorders May be the Next Trucking Game Changer

 
 

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 of them for fleets and drivers. Listen as Dave Osiecki, president of the advisory firm Scopelitis Transportation Consulting talks about how the devices can improve driver safety performance and why there is increasing interest in them by fleets.

... Listen Now.

 
 

Electronic Images Approved for IRP Cab Cards and IFTA Licenses

 
 

Beginning January 1, 2019, truck drivers may present an enforcement officer with either a traditional paper copy or an electronic image of the IRP (International Registration Plan) cab card and the IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) license. Both organizations voted in 2017 to allow electronic copies of these required credentials.

That means the IRP and IFTA credentials formerly carried in the cab  – where over time they can be lost, torn or soiled – can now reside on a computer, tablet or smartphone for ready display.

This allows the company and/or the driver to choose how the credentials are displayed, just as jurisdictions may still choose to initially issue the credentials either on paper or electronically.

... Read more in the PrePass Blog.

 
 

PODCAST: Blockchain Part 2 - What is the Effect on Trucking?

 
 

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 the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BITA). Listen as they discuss the practical implications of blockchain on fleets and well as drivers, including when it comes to safety and truck maintenance.

...Listen Now.

 
 

You Can Save a Life, With Just One Phone Call

 
 

According to the Justice Department, in the United States up to 300,000 children annually are at risk of being trafficked. In the case of runaway children, research shows a human trafficker will approach one in three teens within 48 hours of these teens leaving home. Next to illegal drugs, human trafficking is the second largest criminal enterprise in the U.S.

Like your commitment to highway safety, there is an act of humanity you can take to combat this attack on human safety. You can join with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) to assist law enforcement through the recognition and reporting of suspected human trafficking. Truckers Against Trafficking is a non-profit organization that educates, organizes and trains the trucking industry, carrier personnel and drivers alike, on how to detect and disrupt human trafficking.

... Read more in the PrePass Blog.

 
                                                           

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