PHOENIX — To help make trucks drivers aware of upcoming road hazards, work zones, available parking spaces and more, PrePass Safety Alliance has added more than 1,000 new alerts to its PrePass Motion weigh station bypass app.
With the addition of the new alerts, which appear free of charge on the PrePass Motion app, carriers now benefit from 1,359 alerts that notify truck drivers of steep grades, gusty winds, runaway truck ramps, work zones, truck parking availability, rest areas, “no commercial” roads and brake check/chain-up areas. The app is available on Android and iOS powered devices, as well as in-cab telematics systems.
“This expansion of the alerts system on PrePass Motion gives drivers very important information to keep them safe and on time as they travel down the road,” said Mark Doughty, president and CEO of PrePass Safety Alliance. “Working in collaboration with our state agency, enforcement and trucking industry partners, PrePass was the first bypass platform to offer these safety enhancements, and we expect more growth in the program soon.”
PrePass Motion operates as a standalone app or in conjunction with the PrePass transponder for weigh station bypassing. The Motion weigh station bypass app is an enhancement that offers additional bypass sites and increased functionality, including Alerts.
“PrePass Safety Alliance is the only weigh station preclearance provider that offers multiple bypass technology choices. When traditional transponders and MOTION are paired together, customers get the most complete and reliable bypass service available,” Doughty said. “Most importantly, PrePass Alerts provides information that can immediately and directly improve highway safety and efficiency.”
PrePass Safety Alliance is the nonprofit provider of PrePass services, a data platform that allows states to preclear qualified commercial motor carriers to bypass inspection facilities at highway speeds and also provides driver safety alerts, electronic toll payment services and more.