Comparing Weigh Station Bypass Solutions: PreClear and PrePass®

So, you’ve decided that adding a weigh station bypass solution is the right move for your fleet. In any purchasing decision, it makes sense to compare providers. Every fleet’s needs are unique, and we want to help you make the best possible decision. So, what’s the difference between Drivewyze PreClear and PrePass® Weigh Station Bypass, and what matters when selecting a weigh station bypass provider?

Availability Largest partner network Limited device integration
Hardware No additional hardware Requires transponder for full coverage
Bypass Coverage Nearly 1,000 sites 47 states and provinces Under 450 sites 44 states
Technology Drivers get a bypass in any lane plus notifications of all upcoming stations Drivers must ensure transponder is in range of transmission pole
Safety Fully customizable safety notification and coaching tools In-cab alerts before potential hazards
Reporting Detailed weight station bypass reporting for all weigh stations, regardless of site owner Reporting only at PrePass sites

Available in your trucks, on your devices

Drivewyze PreClear uses best-in-class technology to make sure that you’re not burdened with extra hardware, which is why our 100% software-based weigh station bypass program works on leading electronic logging devices, tablets, and mobile devices. And, with PreClear, you don’t need to install a transponder to get full coverage. That means you can use the devices you already have in-cab to get bypass opportunities at nearly 1,000 locations across North America.

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Unmatched coverage across North America

Drivewyze PreClear is North America’s largest weigh station bypass provider, with coverage at nearly 1,000 locations in 45 states and provinces. Get bypass opportunities at more fixed weigh stations than any other provider and additional coverage at hundreds of mobile inspection sites. Drivers also receive a heads-up before all weigh stations across the United States to help combat accidental scale avoidance.

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Best-in-class technology designed for drivers

Drivewyze PreClear gives drivers time to prepare for weigh stations, with 2- and 1-mile heads-up notifications, so, if they do have to pull-in, they have adequate time and space to do so safely. Transponder-based solutions, on the other hand, use dated technology that require drivers to be in the right-hand lane and go under a transponder reader pole to be granted a bypass. By using wireless mobile technology, Drivewyze PreClear subscribers don’t need to change lanes unless a pull-in is required.

Drivewyze subscribers also get free Safety Notifications across North America, designed to give drivers time to respond to the road ahead. Drive with confidence, even on unfamiliar roads, with in-cab notifications before mountain corridors, low bridges, and high rollover areas, along with real-time alerts before congestion and locations that require a sudden slowdown.

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Thousands of satisfied customers, and counting!

At Drivewyze, we’ve got a lot of happy customers. But don’t just take our word for it!

Drivewyze PreClear

It’s such a great feeling when we can bypass the weigh stations with confidence, save time and money, and avoid late deliveries or potential fines.

Karlene & Warren Reed,

Team Drivers, Walbert Trucking

Drivewyze PreClear

Besides the number of bypasses our drivers get each month, the most surprising thing about Drivewyze service is just how easy it is for our drivers to use.

Treasure Phillippi,

Safety Supervisor, Moore Transport

Drivewyze PreClear

Each month, Drivewyze saves our operations about 15 hours per month in avoided delays at weigh stations or about $170 per truck.

Harold Jones,

Traffic Manager, Maine-Based Distillery

Drivewyze PreClear

I like the fact that it saves the driver time. PrePass is more expensive compared to Drivewyze ’cause they like to roll the toll payment services in with it.

Wes Magyar,

Owner Operator, Mercer Transportation

Drivewyze PreClear

It’s such a great feeling when we can bypass the weigh stations with confidence, save time and money, and avoid late deliveries or potential fines.

Karlene & Warren Reed,

Team Drivers, Walbert Trucking

Drivewyze PreClear

Besides the number of bypasses our drivers get each month, the most surprising thing about Drivewyze service is just how easy it is for our drivers to use.

Treasure Phillippi,

Safety Supervisor, Moore Transport

Drivewyze PreClear

Each month, Drivewyze saves our operations about 15 hours per month in avoided delays at weigh stations or about $170 per truck.

Harold Jones,

Traffic Manager, Maine-Based Distillery

Drivewyze PreClear

I like the fact that it saves the driver time. PrePass is more expensive compared to Drivewyze ’cause they like to roll the toll payment services in with it.

Wes Magyar,

Owner Operator, Mercer Transportation

Legal, safe, and FMCSA approved

No matter which service you choose, rest assured that both Drivewyze and PrePass are legal, hands-free, and safe to use while driving. In 2013, the FMCSA announced that Commercial Mobile Radio Services (CMRS) network devices (such as smartphones, or telematics devices) could be used as transponders for weigh station bypass services. Click here to read the announcement.

Some states require that trucks must be weighed, using a Weigh in Motion (WIM) scale that is embedded in the highway in advance of the weigh station, in order for a truck to receive a bypass. Many sites and states, however, do not require WIM data to provide a bypass. For sites that require WIM scale weight readings, both Drivewyze and PrePass are able to read the weight from passing trucks and use that information as part of the screening criteria.

Built with your privacy in mind

Law enforcement is able to see the time and day that a driver bypasses or pulls into their stations, just as they can without a weigh station bypass solution. Both Drivewyze and PrePass screen drivers to determine whether they will receive a bypass or not. Some of these screening rules include data such as carrier ISS score, IFTA, registration, etc. Every time a truck requests a bypass, Drivewyze looks this data up in real time. But Drivewyze does not provide law enforcement with any other information regarding your location or time in between stations. And, it doesn’t have access to or share information regarding a driver’s CDL, medical status, or Hours of Service (HOS).

What if I Get Pulled Over?

If a driver using traditional PrePass® receives a bypass, the transponder’s green light will flash for 15 minutes after passing the weigh station. If the driver gets pulled over within the 15-minute window, they can show law enforcement their transponder light for validation.

If a driver using Drivewyze receives a bypass, the bypass screen appears until the driver has passed the scale. If a driver gets pulled over, they can use the Recall Feature to re-display the most recent driving instruction they’ve received, along with related location information. Drivers can show the recall screen to law enforcement.

Drivewyze uses the best, most secure mobile technology. Here is the promise we make to our customers to protect them from prying eyes:

  • We don’t collect and share driver data.
  • We don’t support mandatory driver data sharing.
  • We don’t provide location tracking info to law enforcement.

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