DALLAS – The number of states participating in Drivewyze’s electronic inspections (e-Inspection) pilot program to expedite the inspection process at weigh stations continues to grow.
California and Nevada have joined Kansas, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia and Utah in allowing Drivewyze e-Inspection technology to automate time-consuming elements of traditional in-station inspections at select weigh stations, according to a news release.
With participation from California and Nevada, plus the addition of new weigh stations now set up to receive e-Inspections in Vermont and New Hampshire, the number of weigh stations accepting electronic inspections has increased by more than 60 percent in the past month, the news release stated.
According to Brian Heath, president and CEO of Drivewyze, interest from state agencies and trucking companies wanting to participate in the modernization of roadside inspections continues to ramp up. Drivewyze is currently working with additional states to begin conducting e-Inspections.
“The technology we’re bringing to life with Drivewyze e-Inspections is going to transform the way roadside inspections are conducted and improve the efficiency of the process,” Heath said. “E-Inspection is a huge benefit to both carriers and enforcement officers and so far, we’ve received excellent feedback from participants in the program.”
The e-Inspection Expedited Inspection pilot program is currently operating in a phase one deployment that automates currently manual steps of CSA-crediting Level I-III inspections in station. Officers no longer need to collect all inspection information manually, nor do they need to manually enter the information into multiple screening and inspection systems.
“By automating critical elements of traditional time-intensive manual processes during roadside inspections, data entry errors are eliminated, and drivers and fleets can save up to 30 minutes or more when using e-Inspection technology compared to traditional in-station inspections,” Heath said. “For law enforcement, this technology helps streamline an officer’s workload by automatically entering, screening, and pre-populating inspections forms, allowing officers to focus on compliance, freeing up time to inspect trucks that truly do need inspecting.”
Any fleets subscribed to Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service can request to participate in the e-Inspection pilot project. Drivewyze’s ELD partners are continuing with software updates so fleets can opt-in to this option. Currently, fleets using Platform Science and Geotab platforms can access and utilize e-Inspections, with Trimble in the process of integration. Other Drivewyze ELD partners will be coming on board shortly.
To learn more about e-Inspections and to participate with free open enrollment, contact Drivewyze at www.drivewyze.com or your telematics provider.
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