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Indiana and Alabama add Drivewyze Weigh Station Bypass

A map with all of the currently active weigh stations across the country is available on the Drivewyze web site: http://drivewyze.com/coverage-map/.

The Trucker News Services

5/20/2014

BURLINGAME, Calif. — Drivewyze announces Indiana and Alabama have added Drivewyze PreClear bypass service with the activation of the mobile-based weigh station bypass service at 10 new locations.

Drivewyze PreClear bypass service has gone live at nine locations in Indiana and one in Alabama. It also has been added to 12 more sites in Texas, bringing the total number of locations in the Lone Star State to 18.

“With the addition of these 22 new locations in Alabama, Indiana and Texas, Drivewyze PreClear bypass service continues to be the fastest growing bypass service in the United States,” said Brian Heath, president and CEO of Drivewyze. “We now offer bypasses at 318 fixed weigh stations and mobile inspection sites in 24 states, surpassing the growth of any other program. With more locations pending in Texas and with many other states coming on board, Drivewyze is pleased to be providing more bypass sites than other bypass service.”

A map with all of the currently active weigh stations across the country is available on the Drivewyze web site: http://drivewyze.com/coverage-map/.

“There are two reasons for our rapid growth,” Heath said. “The first is the high value we offer truck and fleet operators with our bypass service.”

An FMCSA study showed a single bypass made for several minutes can save $8.68 in lost time and fuel costs. Also, Drivewyze offers a complimentary loss reporting tool on Drivewyze-enabled electronic logging devices (ELDs) that calculate how much fleets can save with the Drivewyze weigh station bypass service activated.

“As we add our bypass service to more states, long-haul and regional carriers find they have even more opportunities to save money,” Heath added.

“The second reason for our growth is that more state commercial vehicle inspection officials are recognizing the value of using Drivewyze technology to prescreen safe commercial operators,” Heath said.

Capt. Tim Pullin, commander of the Motor Carrier Safety Unit of the Alabama Department of Public Safety, said Drivewyze provides commercial vehicle inspection officers an additional tool to improve highway safety. “Our officers can concentrate their efforts on vehicles that should be inspected,” Pullin added. “They can screen unsafe carriers and maximize resources and that benefits the motoring public.”

Major Mike Eslinger of the Indiana State Police agrees. “Qualified carriers, whose safety records meet Indiana state requirements, can stay in the flow of traffic,” Eslinger said. “That’s important for our state’s economy and for the nation’s economy since several key truck transportation corridors cross our state.”

Drivewyze leverages cellular networks and the internet to add transponder-like functionality to tablets, smartphones and select electronic on-board recorders. Unlike traditional methods that use dedicated short-range communication transponders in every truck, Drivewyze doesn’t require the installation of additional equipment.

The Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass application can be used on Android and iOS-based tablets or smartphones, and is integrated into PeopleNet Blu.2 and Tablet devices, and the Zonar 2020. Rand McNally and Drivewyze recently announced an agreement to provide the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service for Rand McNally’s suite of mobile fleet management devices. Drivewyze PreClear 3.0, the newest version of the weigh station application, comes with Weigh Station Heads Up service for real-time notifications for more than 700 weigh stations and inspection sites nationwide.While the Drivewyze PreClear heads-up service is free, the bypass service is subscription-based and starts at $15.75 per vehicle per month with free trial offers and volume discounts available.

Drivewyze Inc. is the smart mobility services company for the transportation industry. Drivewyze and its sister company, Intelligent Imaging Systems Inc., are on a mission to revolutionize the delivery of highway safety and transportation management through world-class products, systems and services. Drivewyze serves commercial drivers and fleets with innovative trucking apps such as Drivewyze Weigh Station Heads Up and Drivewyze PreClear Bypass service. Learn more about Drivewyze at www.drivewyze.com.

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