Georgia Adds Drivewyze Weigh Station Bypass to 19 Sites
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GEORGIA ADDS DRIVEWYZE WEIGH STATION BYPASS TO 19 SITES
BURLINGAME, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 – Drivewyze has announced that Drivewyze PreClear bypass service has been added in Georgia, making it the 26th state to offer the mobile-based weigh station bypass service.
Drivewyze PreClear is now available on major routes through the Peach State including U.S. Interstates 16, 20, 75, 85 and 95. Thirteen sites went live on July 31, with the remaining six scheduled to go live in the next few days.
“We’re pleased the Georgia Department of Public Safety’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division recognizes the value of using Drivewyze technology to prescreen safe commercial operators,” said Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze.
“Drivewyze PreClear has become the fastest growing bypass service in the industry,” Heath said. “In partnerships with government and industry, we are building the largest national transportation service network in history to provide our customers with better opportunities to improve highway safety and efficiency. State agencies implementing the Drivewyze bypass program are showing true leadership in providing the motor carrier industry with new options to participate in bypass. Drivewyze uses GPS technology to add transponder-like functionality to electronic logging devices, smartphones and tablets, making it easier and more cost effective for carriers to access bypass services.”
Unlike traditional methods that use dedicated short-range communication transponders in every truck, Drivewyze doesn’t require the installation of additional equipment.
Drivewyze offers compliance officers the ability to respond more efficiently to growing truck traffic without compromising the safety of the motoring public, Heath added. That reduces congestion in and around weigh stations, allowing freight to move more quickly.
“With the total number of locations in the United States soon to reach 400, Drivewyze PreClear provides more inspection site bypass opportunities than any other bypass service,” Heath said. “By adding the Drivewyze mobile-based inspection site bypass to 19 sites, the Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Division is providing a choice for truck fleets and operators. With Drivewyze-enabled sites already online in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi, long-haul and regional carriers in those four states as well as those that travel within the region will have more opportunities to save money.”
With the addition of Georgia, Drivewyze PreClear is now available at 384 locations in 26 states. A map with all of the currently active weigh stations in the South and across the country is available on the Drivewyze web site: https://drivewyze.com/coverage-map/.
The Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass application can be used on Android and iOS-based tablets or smartphones, and is integrated into PeopleNet Blu.2 and tablet devices, and the Zonar 2020. Rand McNally and Drivewyze recently announced an agreement to provide the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service for Rand McNally’s suite of mobile fleet management devices. Drivewyze PreClear 3.0, the newest version of the weigh station application, comes with Weigh Station Heads Up service for real-time notifications at more than 700 weigh stations and inspection sites nationwide.
While the Drivewyze PreClear heads-up 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. With the average weigh station pull in costing $8.68 or more, according to an FMCSA study, that means that a Drivewyze subscription pays for itself if a driver bypasses just two weigh stations within one month.
About Drivewyze Inc.
Drivewyze Inc. is the smart mobility services company for the transportation industry. Drivewyze and its sister company, Intelligent Imaging Systems Inc., are on a mission to revolutionize the delivery of highway safety and transportation management through world-class products, systems and services. Drivewyze serves commercial drivers and fleets with innovative trucking apps such as Drivewyze Weigh Station Heads Up and Drivewyze PreClear Bypass service. Learn more about Drivewyze at www.drivewyze.com.