Drivewyze will be making a free beta version of its PreClear weigh station bypass service available for use on PeopleNet’s onboard telematics computing platforms, starting later this month.
The beta version will be for use on the PeopleNet Tablet and the PeopleNet BLU.2. The beta version will include a full version of the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service.
“The Drivewyze PreClear Analytics Service will show PeopleNet users the real, hidden costs they incur from unplanned delays due to weigh station pull-ins,” said Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze. “It will tabulate the amount of time it takes for the truck to be processed by inspection officers and other metrics to help fleets determine how the weigh station delays impact their cost-per-mile. Plus, we’ve loaded all of the country’s weigh stations into the system, so Drivewyze PreClear will provide drivers with alerts to upcoming weigh stations so they can be prepared. And that’s whether or not the state’s commercial vehicle inspection agencies yet offer bypass opportunities though our service.”
In July, PeopleNet and Drivewyze announced a reseller agreement to add PreClear to the PeopleNet Tablet and the PeopleNet BLU.2 onboard computing platforms.
“Our partnership with Drivewyze advances our commitment to our customers’ safety, as well as the public’s safety. Our integration with Drivewyze further enhances our customers’ efficiency, compliance, and safety by providing a hands-free solution that is fully compliant with federal and state distracted driving regulations,” said Rick Ochsendorf, executive vice president, PeopleNet. “There appears to be even greater potential for collecting additional CSA and vehicle inspection data that will expedite weigh station processing and allow greater focus on vehicles or carriers with potential issues.”
Drivewyze provides weigh station and inspection site bypass opportunities at both fixed weigh stations and roadside mobile inspection sites. It adds transponder-like functionality through the cellular service network. The PreClear bypass service notifies the driver of an upcoming inspection site 2 miles out. Under a full version of Drivewyze PreClear, drivers receive permission 1 mile out to either bypass or pull into the inspection site, based on the decisions of the state enforcement agency. Drivewyze PreClear has agreements with 16 states to provide mobile-based weigh station bypass at 225 inspection sites across the United States, with more added each month.