Responding to demand for mobile-based bypass service, and commercial vehicle inspection officers reporting greater operating efficiencies at weigh stations, Mississippi and eight other states have chosen to expand their Drivewyze bypass programs, the mobility services company reports.
In addition to Mississippi, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Virginia have all expanded or will within weeks expand Drivewyze weigh station bypass at an additional 37 mobile sites and weigh stations.
When the expansion is completed, these states will offer Drivewyze service at a combined total of 195 sites.
With 15 new sites coming on board in his state, Chief Willie Huff, director of enforcement for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, said there’s a good reason why the mobile-based weigh station and inspection site bypass service has been so much in demand in the Magnolia State.
“It’s helping us to reward those truck fleets and operators with good safety records with bypass opportunities while also providing my enforcement officers and inspectors a way to prioritize their work and focus on those fleets that should be inspected,” Huff said.
Drivewyze uses GPS technology and the mobile Internet instead of traditional battery-operated transponders, which must be mounted on the windshield and can only be used at sites equipped with poles and transponder readers, according to Heath. The GPS technology and mobile Internet add transponder-like functionality to electronic logging devices, smartphones and tablets.
“Bottom line: Truck drivers receive more bypass opportunities with Drivewyze than with any other service in North America,” said Drivewyze president Brian Heath. “From owner-operators to large fleets, our customers save more time and money resulting in a less stressful work environment for drivers. That’s something they highly value. And since trucking is highly competitive, truck fleets and operators need any edge they can get when it comes to improved productivity and greater driver retention.”
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 notification 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, the company says.
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, the Zonar 2020 mobile communications tablet, and the Rand McNally TND 760 fleet management device.