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Drivewyze expands weigh station service in Ohio

Drivewyze now active at 10 sites in Ohio and nearly 700 in the U.S. and Canada.

Drivewyze announced it is continuing to expand its weigh station bypass service in existing states with Ohio activating Drivewyze PreClear at six additional weigh stations recently. Drivewyze now offers bypasses at 10 active locations in the Buckeye state.

The Ohio expansion comes a week after Drivewyze announced it would be expanding service in North Carolina in August to a total of 16 active sites.

“This latest expansion offers another example of the sustained growth of Drivewyze weigh station bypass service in the United States and Canada,” said Brian Heath, president and CEO of Drivewyze. “Once we have debuted our service in a state like Ohio, we continue to work with our partner agency to bring more sites in that state online. Our technology allows us to continue adding sites, quickly and more efficiently than providers of transponder-based weigh station bypass.”

The six new sites added in Ohio are located on U.S. Route 30, and U.S. Interstates 70, 74, 75, and 80. With those new sites, and the additional locations set to go live in North Carolina in August, Drivewyze is closing in on a total location count of 700 in 41 states and the province of Alberta. That means by the end of August, Drivewyze will offer weigh station bypasses at more than twice as many sites in the United States as transponder-based systems, according to Heath. Drivewyze is also the only weigh station bypass service currently offering bypasses in Canada to members of a special voluntary compliance program. The program is operated through a unique partnership between provincial regulators and the Alberta Motor Transport Association.

“The expansion of our weigh station bypass service is certainly very welcome news to our customers and to our drivers,” said John Elliott, CEO of Load One LLC. “Our operation relies on our ability to keep any potential delays for drivers to a minimum. The expansion of Drivewyze service in Ohio will certainly help us in accomplishing that goal.”

Taylor, Michigan-based Load One operates 375 trucks, providing dedicated truckload, specialized and flatbed hauling, asset-based expedited ground, air charter and logistics services. The expeditor serves the continental United States and Ontario with round-the-clock service for time-sensitive freight.

“With rapidly growing freight traffic in Ohio and across the region, the state and the country will continue to face mounting infrastructure challenges,” Elliott said. “Those challenges mean that we must reduce any potential delays for drivers. Drivewyze certainly gives us that opportunity and makes it easier for our drivers to stay on schedule.”

Below is a complete listing of the new sites arranged by highway or interstate:

  • U.S. Route 30 - Van Wert, near mile marker 6 eastbound
  • U.S. Interstate 70 - Preble, near the Indiana/Ohio stateline at mile marker 1 eastbound
  • U.S. Interstate 74 - Harrison/Hamilton, near the Indiana/Ohio stateline at mile marker 3 eastbound
  • U.S. Interstate 75 - Bowling Green, south of U.S. Highway 6 near mile marker 9 northbound; and Findlay, north of U.S. Highway 224 near mile marker 20 southbound
  • U.S. Interstate 80 - Hubbard, near mile marker 7 westbound
  • U.S. Interstate 70 - Guernsey, near mile marker 3 westbound
  • U.S. Interstate 71 - Clinton, near mile marker 7 northbound
  • U.S. Interstate 76 - Medina, near mile marker 5 westbound
  • U.S. Interstate 90 - Conneaut, near mile marker 27 westbound 
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