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12 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Podcast #54: Improve Efficiency, Reduce Delays by Using a Truck Navigation Device
Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast with guest with Eric Miller of the truck navigation device provider Garmin. He discusses different ways truck navigators offer more than just maps and turn-by-turn directions. He also talks about how truck navigators provide alternate routing when there are traffic delays, how this technology is changing trucking and how navigators can improve truck driver safety.
15 minutes | May 10, 2021
Podcast #53: Are Leased Owner-Operator Truckers in Danger of Disappearing?
Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as host Evan Lockridge talks with Joe Rajkovacz of the Western States Trucking Association about changes in laws and a key regulation that could make it much more difficult to be an owner-operator truck driver. In an interview Rajkovacz he discusses why this is happening and how to possibly prepare for the future.
14 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Podcast #52: Time to Prepare for Expected Truck Speed Limiter Mandate
General consensus in the trucking industry indicates that a plan to require activated speed limiters on tractor-trailers is back on the drawing board at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Listen to this new episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast and learn what could be in this expected proposal. Retired trucking telematics expert Tom Cuthbertson discusses which trucks may or may not be covered under a speed limiter mandate and how it could be enforced.
15 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Podcast #51: Hiring Truckers or Looking for a Truck Driving Job? Learn How Recruiting Has Changed
Truck driver recruiting has changed a lot over the years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has led to changes taking place at warp speed. Listen to this latest episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast and learn how recruiting has changed for both drivers and trucking fleets.
15 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Podcast #50: Why The Journey Toward Autonomous Trucks Is Taking Longer Than Planned
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.
21 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Podcast #49: Expect Changes in Trucking Regulations with a New Administration and Congress
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 requirements, the CSA program, driver detention time and more.
16 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Podcast #48: Diversity in Trucking and Creating an Inclusive Work Culture
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.
20 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Podcast #47: Increasing Use of Onboard Truck Cameras and What’s Next?
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.
13 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Podcast #46: Red Light? How to Handle a Truck Weigh Station Visit.
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.
18 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Podcast #45: How to Spend Less Money on Truck Tolls
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.
16 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Podcast #44: Firearms and Legal Concerns for Truckers
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.
19 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Podcast #43: Studies Reveal Hidden Benefits of Efficient Truck Driving
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.
20 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Podcast #42: What Truck Drivers and Fleets Can Expect from Hours of Service Rules Changes
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.
17 minutes | May 14, 2020
Podcast #41: The Challenging Road to a Trucking Recovery Following COVID-19
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.
19 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
Podcast #40: Trucking Fleet Finds New Life after Losing Most of its Business to COVID-19
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.
15 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Podcast #39: 5 Trucking Trends for Drivers and Fleets to Watch
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.
18 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
Podcast #38: Skyrocketing Trucking Insurance Rates and How to Deal with Cost Increases
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 the impact of so-called “nuclear verdicts” on insurance rates and how truckers can influence their rates. A member of the Motor Carrier Insurance Industry Foundation, Bren also talks about how FMCSA safety scores can be used against trucking fleets, resulting in higher insurance rates and less coverage, and how truckers can reverse this with better safety practices. “Eyes on the Road” is the official podcast from PrePass, the most expansive weigh station bypass and toll management platform available. Other services include INFORM™ software and the MOTION™ app. Follow the links near the top or bottom of this page to subscribe, so you can be the first to hear new installments every few weeks. You can also listen to the previous episodes below or through your favorite podcast service. Email your podcast comments, questions or topic suggestions to us at podcast@PrePass.com.
20 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
Podcast #37: How to Avoid Common Mistakes with Your Truck’s ELD So You Don’t Get Penalized
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.
25 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
Podcast #36: Get The Details on New Trucking Regulations Coming in 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.
15 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
Podcast #35: Number of Speeding Truckers Skyrockets. Why You Should Be Concerned.
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.
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