Drivewyze announced that Mississippi and eight other states have chosen to expand use of its bypass program.
Within weeks, Drivewyze weigh station bypass will be at an additional 37 mobile sites and weigh stations in Mississippi, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Virginia. Fifteen of those sites will be in Mississippi.
When the expansion is completed, these states will offer Drivewyze service at a combined total of 195 sites. Overall, in the past three years, Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service has grown from 180 locations in 15 states to 611 in 35 states.
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.
“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.
The 15 new sites include six sites at three weigh station locations on U.S. Interstate 20 and on U.S. Route 78.
“By turning on Drivewyze at these three locations, we believe we can significantly reduce congestion in and around those stations particularly since we’ve seen more and more trucks equipped with active Drivewyze apps enter those stations in the past several months,” 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 Brian Heath, CEO of Drivewyze. The GPS technology and mobile Internet add transponder-like functionality to electronic logging devices, smartphones and tablets.
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 app 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.