PrePass bypass service reaches 40,000-fleet milestone

HELP Inc., the non-profit public/private partnership that provides PrePass weigh station bypass and other truck safety and efficiency services, announced that PrePass is now serving more than 40,000 qualified fleet customers with a combined total of more than 491,000 trucks.

Once the fleet companies are e-screened for safety and credentials they became eligible to bypass 310 weigh stations and inspection facilities in 31 states. HELP also continues to regularly expand its bypass services by strategically working with states to develop new sites across the country. The HELP board has approved funding for several new PrePass sites so far in 2014.

“Without exception, our PrePass customers are saving time and cutting costs, which in today’s operating environment can make the difference between getting home or spending mandated time off in a sleeper berth or a company-paid hotel room,” said Karen Rasmussen, president and chief executive officer of HELP Inc.

A long-term PrePass customer, Tom Kretsinger, Jr., president of American Central Transport based in Missouri, added: “We were one of the original PrePass carriers. We initially began using the service for time savings, but what we have found over the years is that it’s a great driver recruiting and retention tool. We also use PrePass now to continually reinforce and promote our safety culture.”