Bypass Restrictions

Drivewyze Bypass Restrictions


IMPORTANT Florida Agriculture Information: Please click here to review the Florida Agriculture Bypass Program Benefits, Terms & Conditions.

Drivers hauling Oversize or Overweight loads (even permitted) must ignore Drivewyze bypass commands and pull into inspection sites, in all states. However, note these state-based exceptions to this rule:

  • CO:         Oversize / Overweight LCVs with an annual permit can follow bypass commands
  • KS:         Oversize / Overweight LCVs with KTA permit at South Haven Site only can follow bypass commands
  • MS:       Manufactured housing haulers only when not transporting an Oversize Manufactured house approved by MS DOT can follow bypass commands.
  • NV:        Oversize loads can follow bypass commands

California Screening Rules: Drivers hauling hazardous materials, flammable liquids, or hazardous waste are permitted to follow bypass commands.

Other Restrictions: All drivers must also ignore bypass commands and pull in, when driving in the following states if these conditions apply:

 


STATE


RESTRICTIONS

AL
  • Agriculture, livestock, or bulk fuel loads
AR
  • Placard-bearing Hazmat and Hazwaste loads
AZ
  • Hazmat loads
CO
  • Piggy-back / drive-away loads
CT
  • Placard-bearing Hazmat and Hazwaste loads
ID
  • Carriers whose vehicles are operating under, or should be operating under an Overlegal permit other than an Excess Weight or Extra Length permit shall report to the scale even if they receive a green light signal on the transponder or Drivewyze device.
IN
  • Hazmat loads
  • Livestock loads
 MA
  • Placard Bearing Hazmat and Hazwaste Loads
MS
  • Private carriers transporting taxable petroleum products
MT 
  • Overwide loads (wider than 9 ft.)
NM
  • All drivers are required to obtain a New Mexico Weight Distance Tax (WDT) Electronic Permit upon entry to NM. If a driver receives a bypass at a Drivewyze site, and does not have a permit, they will need to pull in and get one before they bypass scales. Drivers bypassing without a permit may be fined for an illegal bypass.
  • Unlicensed Hazmat loads
  • Unpermitted piggy-back / drive-away loads
UT  
  • Livestock and Agriculture loads (incl. bees)
  • All non-divisible loads and unpermitted  oversize/overweight loads
WV
  • Unlicensed Hazmat


THE DRIVEWYZE PROGRAM IN THE STATE OF LOUISIANA

Drivewyze has integrated with electronic road signage at 5 weigh stations in Louisiana. At these locations, Drivewyze-equipped trucks will be instructed to “Follow Road Signs,” and look to the electronic signs for driving instructions. If a truck receives a Drivewyze bypass at such a location, the bypass instruction will appear on the electronic road sign.

Sites include:

  • Breaux Bridge WB
  • Baptist EB & WB
  • Greenwood EB & WB


USING MULTIPLE BYPASS SERVICES

A driver that operates both Drivewyze and another transponder based bypass service may visit sites where both bypass programs are in operation at the same time.

If you are using multiple bypass programs, you may receive conflicting messages when approaching a weigh station that supports both programs. In this case, if either Drivewyze or the other bypass service indicates you should pull in into the site, you must pull in if the station is open. You can only legally bypass if both programs indicate you should bypass. For this reason, it is important for drivers and carriers let Drivewyze know if they intend to operate Drivewyze alongside a second bypass service, so that drivers do not see conflicting commands from both services.

If there’s ever a situation where Drivewyze and the transponder show conflicting messages, please be aware that any pull-in commands from either service MUST be obeyed. Failure to do so may result in a citation by enforcement agencies.

If you haven’t told Drivewyze that you’re using a secondary bypass program, please contact support@drivewyze.com or call 1-888-988-1590. Our team will be happy to assist you.