Omnitracs, Drivewyze team up to offer bypass services

Omnitracs has partnered with Drivewyze to equip Omnitracs mobile computing platforms with its PreClear Weigh Station Bypass services. Through the integration of the Drivewyze PreClear bypass solution, commercial truck drivers are able to bypass weigh stations up to 98% of the time depending on the operators' safety scores, the company said.

“By providing the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service, Omnitracs is able to offer customers an end-to-end mobile solution that reduces costs and improves productivity," said Andrew Kelley, Omnitracs' vice president of corporate development. "With this innovative solution, Omnitracs customers no longer have to rely on separate, cumbersome transponder-based systems if they want to leverage their safety records to reduce the amount of time their trucks needlessly spend at weigh stations. We look forward to helping our customers save time, money and fuel, thanks to our partnership with Drivewyze."

Drivewyze said it uses GPS technology and the mobile Internet instead of traditional battery-operated transponders, which must be mounted on the windshield and can only be used at sites equipped with poles and transponder readers. The GPS technology and mobile Internet add transponder-like functionality to ELDs.

The Drivewyze service is available at 611 fixed weigh stations and mobile inspection sites throughout 35 states. “The partnership is also projected to be an effective driver retention and recruitment tool, as recent Drivewyze data suggests that drivers are three times more likely to choose to work for a carrier that equips them with a weigh station bypass service, and that 65% of drivers are more likely to stay with a carrier that provides them with company-paid weigh station bypass as a benefit,” the company said.

Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze, said, "Through this partnership, Drivewyze will be compatible with the large majority of trucks that are on the road today and currently equipped with electronic logging devices (ELDs) and other in-cab technologies." He continued, "In fact, there will be more trucks in the United States that are equipped with Drivewyze-ready in-cab technologies than there are trucks equipped with weigh station bypass transponders. For all of these trucks and fleets, they can get started with Drivewyze at the click of a button, without dealing with the hassle of transponder installation or management."

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