Colorado offers Drivewyze bypass service to truckers

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Updated Jan 17, 2014

Drivewyze and the Colorado State Patrol announced that Colorado has become the 19th state to offer the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service, which uses tablets, smartphones and select electronic on-board recorders to provide commercial vehicles with inspection site bypass opportunities.

“We’re pleased that the Colorado State Patrol recognizes the value in offering the trucking industry additional inspection site bypass options,” said Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze. “The addition of Colorado, which is on the heels of adding Kansas, is a significant part of our expansion of service westward across the United States. With Colorado now on board, truckers traveling across the United States with Drivewyze PreClear will find more inspection site bypass opportunities along their routes.”

Drivewyze mobile-based bypass services are now available at 13 fixed locations in Colorado, including the southbound Monument Port of Entry near Exit 11 on U.S. Interstate 25 and the eastbound Loma Port of Entry near Exit 15 on U.S. Interstate 70. The service officially went live on Dec. 13.

“The addition of this mobile-based inspection site bypass service is another tool for us to improve highway safety,” said Kirstie Nixon, port of entry director for the Colorado State Patrol. “Drivewyze provides safety information to port of entry weigh stations two miles before the truck arrives, which, in most cases, allows the driver to clear the port without pulling into the port. It improves our ability to concentrate our efforts on vehicles that should be inspected, and helps to reduce congestion. It also helps us keep freight moving more quickly across Colorado, while still properly vetting trucks and carriers for safety.”

Drivewyze adds no cost to the Port of Entry and gives the State Patrol an opportunity to work with new types of technology, Nixon added.

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

Drivewyze is available from Google Play as an app for Android-based tablets or smartphones or from the Drivewyze web site for iOS-based tablets or smartphones. The app is both safe and easy to use, the company says, with assured privacy and data protection, meeting both federal and state distracted driving laws.

A free trial period and in-app trial activation allows drivers and fleets new to the subscription service to take advantage of bypass opportunities almost immediately, the company says. Following the trial period, the regular subscription fee is $15.75 per truck per month with no annual commitment.