Working in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Drivewyze team has begun adding temporary open / closed Rest Area Notifications to the Drivewyze Safety Notifications service, to help drivers plan ahead and find safe places to park during the COVID-19 crisis. This follows the addition of similar notifications for Pennsylvania and Florida rest areas.
Finding safe places to park within mandated Hours of Service rules is a daily challenge for drivers. Keeping track of which sites are open or closed on the road adds to that stress. The open / closed rest area notifications in Ohio are intended to let drivers know that an open, safe and patrolled rest area is ahead.
Drivers of fleets that are enrolled in the Drivewyze Safety Notifications service will automatically receive an in-cab notice through their Drivewyze application. Fleets that are currently enrolled in the Drivewyze Safety Notifications service do not need to do anything in order for their drivers to start seeing Rest Area Notifications.
Carriers that are subscribed to the Drivewyze PreClear Weigh Station bypass service, but who are not currently enrolled in the Safety Notifications service, are encouraged to sign up. Drivewyze Safety Notifications are available at no added cost to existing bypass customers and includes 2000+ service sites across the United States, including high roll-over, steep grade, work zone and low bridge notifications.
Our team remains committed to helping drivers stay safe, and keeping freight moving.