South Dakota Now Offering Drivewyze Inspection Site Bypass Service
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bypass Now Available for First Time at 61 of State’s 65 Sites
BURLINGAME, Calif., April 2, 2015 – Drivewyze has announced that Drivewyze PreClear bypass service has been added in South Dakota. The mobile-based weigh station and inspection site bypass service is now available at 545 locations in 34 states.
With the addition of Drivewyze, the Mount Rushmore State for the first time has a bypass service at all of its mobile sites. Drivewyze PreClear users can now receive bypasses at 65 sites in South Dakota, including 61 mobile sites and these four fixed locations:
• U.S. Interstate 29 southbound at milemarker 235 near Sisseton;
• U.S. Interstate 90 westbound, near Exit 81-Russell Street in Sioux Falls;
• I-29 northbound at milemarker 13 near Jefferson, and;
• I-90 eastbound at milemarker 39 near Tilford.
A map with all of the currently active weigh stations and inspection sites in South Dakota and across the country is available on the Drivewyze web site.
“We’re pleased that Motor Carrier Services officials with the South Dakota Highway Patrol recognize Drivewyze technology as an effective way to prescreen safe commercial operators,” said Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze. “South Dakota officials know the importance of trucking to the state’s industries. By offering safe truck fleets and operators the opportunity to earn bypasses, officials can reduce congestion in and around weigh stations and inspection sites. This allows freight to move more quickly.”
Captain John Broers with the Motor Carrier Services unit at the South Dakota Highway Patrol agrees.
“With mobile bypass applications, our commercial vehicle inspectors with the South Dakota Highway Patrol can accomplish their mission without delaying safe commercial truck fleets and operators,” Broers said. “They can better protect the motoring public because they can devote more of their attention to truck and fleet operators who have a past history of unsafe operating practices.
“We also like the fact that we can now offer these bypasses at our 61 mobile sites, which we can’t do with a transponder-based system,” he added. “Because our unit must cover a large amount of territory with limited resources, our mobile sites are an important part of our enforcement strategy.
“With the ability to offer bypasses even at our mobile sites to those fleets that have established a history of safe performance on the road, this allows for more efficient vehicle screening especially when truck traffic numbers peak during high volume times,” Broers said.
Drivewyze uses cellular technology and the internet to add transponder-like functionality to electronic logging devices, smartphones and tablets instead of dedicated short-range communication transponders and transponder readers, Heath said.
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 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.