Drivewyze has announced Louisiana has added its PreClear weigh station and inspection site bypass service. The mobile-based service is now available at 559 locations in 35 states, according to the company.
Drivewyze said PreClear users can now receive bypasses at 14 sites in Louisiana, including eight locations with high truck traffic and congestion on U.S. Interstates 10, 12 and 20:
· I-12 eastbound and westbound at mile marker 36, about two miles west of the U.S. Interstate 55 and I-12 interchange;
· I-10 eastbound and westbound at Breaux Bridge near mile marker 108;
· I-20 eastbound and westbound at Delta, mile marker 187 near the Mississippi/Louisiana state border;
· I-20 eastbound and westbound between the first and second mile markers, near the Louisiana/Texas state border.
The remaining six locations are on the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-10 near mile marker 207, plus the westbound lane of I-10 near mile marker three; the southbound lane of I-55 near mile marker 59 and the eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. Route 12 near mile marker three.
“We’re pleased that officials with the Louisiana State Police see Drivewyze’s mobile-based weigh station bypass technology as an effective way for their enforcement officers to screen commercial operators,” said Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze. “They can reward safe truck fleets and operators with much-needed bypasses.”
Other benefits include a reduction in congestion, particularly in and around weigh stations. Safe trucks stay rolling on the highway, not slowing traffic flow by changing lanes to exit into the weigh station or to merge back into traffic.
Drivewyze uses cellular technology and the internet to add transponder-like functionality to electronic logging devices, smartphones and tablets instead of dedicated short-range communication transponders and transponder readers, Heath said.