Drivewyze extends safety alerts for mountain corridors

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Updated Sep 19, 2019

Check brakes alert noticeDrivewyze has extended its Drivewyze Safety Notifications Service by adding mountain corridor safety alerts to more than 100 locations in 20 states.

The mountain corridor safety alerts, which first became available for free to Drivewyze weigh station bypass customers at seven mountain pass locations in Colorado last month is now available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

With the alerts, Drivewyze subscribers will have their drivers receive in-cab alerts of upcoming safe locations to pull over for brake check inspections, and see prompts to gear low while showing suggested maximum speeds down steep grades. It will also alert drivers of upcoming runaway ramps.

“With the expansion of our new mountain safety alerts, we are able to offer notifications to drivers when they travel through challenging mountain passes in the U.S.,” said Charlie Mohn, product manager at Drivewyze. “All of the mountain passes included feature grades of 5 percent or higher. With our mountain safety alerts, our goal is to help drivers focus on the terrain ahead while providing information that will make them safer on the road.”

According to Mohn, I-64 near Beckley, West Virginia, which is the longest 7 percent grade in the U.S. is included in Drivewyze’s mountain corridor safety alerts. Other difficult passes included are I-26 in North Carolina near the North Carolina and Tennessee border, southbound I-15 by Baker Pass in California, and I-80 by Donner Pass in California, notorious for its 40-mile westbound descent from the summit.

Both the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass application, and the Drivewyze Safety Notifications service, are available to carriers on supported ELDs and other in-cab devices, through the Drivewyze partner network (

While Drivewyze Safety Notifications help drivers with safety alerts, the mainstay of Drivewyze’s business is its weigh station bypass service. Drivewyze PreClear subscribers now receive bypass opportunities at more than 800 locations, in 45 states and provinces.