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Drivewyze and NORPASS announce partnership

The Trucker News Services

7/22/2013

BURLINGAME, Calif. – Truck operators and fleets using the NORPASS weigh station screening service in seven states and two provinces can soon add mobile-based weigh station bypass opportunities in 15 more states following the announcement today of a partnership reached between Drivewyze and NORPASS, officials from Drivewyze said.

The partnership between Drivewyze, a mobile-based inspection site bypass service, and NORPASS, the North American Preclearance and Safety System, also includes a special offer for NORPASS users who sign up for the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service.  

Any NORPASS user can sign up and receive 60 days of free Drivewyze PreClear bypass, plus an additional 50 percent discount for the next two months. The Drivewyze PreClear regular price starts at $7.99 per vehicle per month for a single state and $12.99 per vehicle per month for multi-state plans.  

NORPASS members can sign up at drivewyze.com/norpass to take advantage of the special offer, which expires on Dec. 31, 2014. The special offer will allow NORPASS users to access Drivewyze services on a variety of supported mobile tablets and smartphones. It is available to any NORPASS member or user for new Drivewyze PreClear subscriptions, officials said.

Drivewyze PreClear currently serves 16 states and 225 inspection sites across the United States. Drivewyze PreClear complements the NORPASS service, which is available in seven states, along with British Columbia and Quebec. The Drivewyze PreClear and NORPASS combination extends the number of potential inspection site bypasses a trucker may receive on any given trip. 

Drivewyze CEO Brian Heath said he’s delighted to partner with NORPASS.  

“The NORPASS membership already knows the enormous ROI benefits of bypass,” Heath said. “It is estimated fleets save around $9 with every bypass opportunity. This partnership allows NORPASS members to enjoy bypass in even more states as well as a special, introductory discount.”

Drivewyze PreClear adds transponder-like functionality to mobile tablets and smartphones. Drivewyze provides truck operators and local and long-haul carriers with bypass opportunities at both fixed stations and roadside mobile inspection sites. Drivewyze PreClear offers visual and audible instructions for drivers to either bypass weigh stations and inspection sites, or to safely pull-in. It is both safe and easy to use, with assured privacy and data protection, meeting both federal and state distracted driving laws, Heath said.

NORPASS president Myron Rau said he's excited to introduce the breakthrough Drivewyze PreClear bypass service to the NORPASS membership base. 

“Mobile-based bypass is enormously convenient — whether drivers are using in-cab tablets or smartphones,” Rau said. “Drivewyze PreClear will extend the number of bypass opportunities NORPASS members may enjoy. This helps our members save even more money on fuel and other expenses related to pull-ins--not to mention saving drivers’ time.”

Drivewyze PreClear currently serves Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. More states will be added in the coming months. 

NORPASS serves members in Alaska, Connecticut, Idaho, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, British Columbia and Quebec.

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