Landis, founder of HELP Inc. and PrePass, to retire

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Updated Jan 7, 2011

Dick Landis, president and chief executive officer of Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate Inc. (HELP), announced he will retire in July. HELP Inc. is the public-private partnership that provides PrePass and other intelligent transportation services for commercial vehicle operators. Landis has been with the organization since December 1993.

“Dick Landis has made a career of improving the safety of America’s transportation system,” says Larry Davis, HELP’s chairman. “He capped his very successful career by taking the concept of allowing trucks to comply electronically with state safety, credential and weight requirements, from dream to reality.”

HELP’s board of directors is in the process of selecting a firm to assist in a nationwide search for a successor.

The PrePass weigh station service is used by nearly 415,000 trucks nationwide. PrePass and its electronic toll collection companion service PrePass Plus are operational at weigh stations and toll plazas in 35 states.