North Carolina Launches Drivewyze Weigh Station Bypass
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BURLINGAME, Calif., Nov 6, 2014 – Drivewyze has announced that Drivewyze PreClear bypass service has been added in North Carolina, making it the 30th state to offer the mobile-based weigh station bypass service.
Drivewyze PreClear users will be able to start receiving bypasses this month at three locations on U.S. Interstates 40 and 95 in the Tar Heel State, with more locations to be added soon. The three locations are:
• Halifax weigh station – near the Virginia state line about 18 miles south of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., on I-95;
• Lumberton weigh station – near the South Carolina state line about 10 miles north of Lumberton, N.C., on I-95;
• Asheville weigh station – near the Tennessee state line about 12 miles west of Asheville, N.C., on I-40.
The Asheville site is live now, with the Halifax and Lumberton sites scheduled to become live in the next two weeks.
Drivewyze most recently added 35 locations in Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, Wisconsin and Missouri. With those additions, Drivewyze now offers mobile-based weigh station bypass at over 400 locations in 30 states.
“We’re pleased that officials with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol’s Motor Carrier Enforcement Administration, as well as officials from Idaho, Michigan and Wisconsin, all recognize Drivewyze technology as an effective way to prescreen safe commercial operators,” said Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze.
“By offering truck and fleet operators the opportunity to earn bypasses through the strength of their safety records, North Carolina state officials can reduce congestion in and around weigh stations, allowing freight to move more quickly,” Heath said. According to the Commodity Flow Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2007, nearly 86 percent of the value of originating shipments in North Carolina were shipped by truck. And trucks originating in North Carolina carried nearly 268,000 tons worth $363 billion.
Lt. Eric Jackson with the North Carolina Highway Patrol’s Motor Carrier Enforcement Administration said as traffic volumes continue to increase on the nation’s highways, law enforcement must adapt.
“We must explore new technologies to assist with our mission of reducing crashes and saving lives,” Jackson said. “This model is a win-win for enforcement and industry, allowing enforcement to better focus their efforts and to bypass safe carriers so they can deliver commodities in a safe and timely manner. We believe that by rewarding carriers for their work, we will help raise safety compliance throughout the industry.”
Drivewyze uses cellular technology and the internet to add transponder-like functionality to electronic logging devices, smartphones and tablets instead of costly dedicated short-range communication transponders and transponder readers, Heath said.
“It’s clear that safety officials and fleet and truck operators see the benefit of using Drivewyze PreClear as it has become the fastest growing bypass service in the industry,” he added.
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/.
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. 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, the Zonar 2020 mobile communications tablet, and the Rand McNally TND 760 fleet management device.
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.