FreightWaves Chooses Drivewyze as an Industry Innovator and a FreightTech 25 Company
Drivewyze, the leader in connected truck services and operator of the largest public-private weigh station bypass network in North America, has been named a top 25 innovation company by FreightWaves. FreightWaves is the world’s leading supply chain intelligence platform. The annual listing, just released, “honors innovation and disruption within the freight industry.” One hundred companies were named, with the top 25 – the FreightTech 25 – selected from that group.
“We’re honored to be in select company in the FreightTech 25,” said Brian Heath, president and CEO of Drivewyze. “The companies nominated and ultimately named are all disrupters and innovators within transportation and the global supply chain – they’re moving our industry forward. Most gratifying was the fact that the winners were selected by a panel of CEOs, industry leaders, academics and freight-industry investors. They’re the ones that have a pulse on who is making an impact in transportation. That’s why being named to the FreightTech 25 is so rewarding.”
“The companies nominated and ultimately named are all disrupters and innovators within transportation and the global supply chain – they’re moving our industry forward.”
Brian Heath, president and CEO of Drivewyze
According to Heath, Drivewyze unveiled several new breakthrough safety products and services to make roadways safer for drivers, passenger vehicles and law enforcement.
“Our Drivewyzye Safety+ offering led the way,” he said. “We moved safety from passive to proactive. Other platforms tell fleets what happened after the fact. Drivewyze Safety+ was designed to help drivers avoid accidents in the first place – we provide in-cab alerts of upcoming trouble spots so drivers can slow down and be more attentive.
“It can help prevent speeding infractions, by warning a driver on an upcoming ‘high-citation zone,’ and provide an alert for an upcoming high-rollover corner – those are just two of many trouble zones responsible for impacting crash rates and CSA scores. What’s more, managers can easily create their own alerts for their own trouble zones. And, at the end of the day, Drivewyze Safety+ even lets drivers know the number of parking spaces available at an upcoming rest area in select states.”
Heath said in addition to driver alerts, Driveywze Safety+ provides safety managers with context-based data analytics for driver training.
Also considered in being named to the FreightTech 25 was Drivewyze’s move into electronic “e-Inspections” at weigh stations. “It’s another industry first that we’ve been rolling out with participating states,” said Heath. “For those using our weigh station bypass service, it means in-station inspections no longer require drivers to manually submit their HOS files and inspectors can complete inspections in a matter of minutes versus the traditional 30-60 minute processing time at weigh stations. Our system automates traditional manual processes and everyone benefits — it’s a major step forward in the modernization of roadside inspections. We’re bringing the future into today’s world.”
For more information and to view the complete list of FreightTech winners, go to: https://www.freightwaves.com/awards/freighttech.