J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. has chosen Drivewyze Inc.to deliver weigh station bypass services through the fleet’s in-cab PeopleNet platforms. The integration of the two technologies allows for hands-free delivery of the weigh station bypass service, Drivewyze said. The decision follows the 2014 activation of Drivewyze PreClear Analytics on over 8,000 company-owned trucks using PeopleNet in-cab platforms.
PeopleNet provides fleet mobility technology platforms that serve more than 2,000 fleets and 250,000 vehicles to increase safety and efficiency while reducing cost per mile by integrating connectivity across an organization’s entire fleet, the company said. Drivewyze, now accessible through the PeopleNet platform, provides weigh station and mobile site bypass services in North America, currently offering 545 service sites in 34 states.
“J.B. Hunt drivers will experience increased bypasses and time savings as a result of Drivewyze’s geographical presence, as well as PreClear’s many inspection sites. In-depth analysis has supported a data-driven decision to adopt the Drivewyze service,” said Greer Woodruff, senior vice president of safety, security and driver personnel at J.B. Hunt. “Delays affect both the driver and the fleet, having a significant impact on drive time, operational costs, and productivity. PeopleNet and Drivewyze offer us a simple, fully-integrated solution with a 98% bypass rate, all while eliminating the costs and management of transponders.”
“J.B. Hunt is a recognized leader in the industry, and we are proud to support their drive for excellence in operations and safety,” said Brian Heath, Drivewyze president. “The Drivewyze PreClear service will give them an edge in their efforts to recruit and retain drivers, improve safety, reduce costs and improve productivity.”
“J.B. Hunt’s experience demonstrates that Drivewyze’s combination of in-cab integration with PeopleNet and the largest bypass service site footprint in North America is an unbeatable combination that delivers real value to our fleet customers,” said Mark Kessler, general manager of trucking at PeopleNet. “Our customers strive to outperform their competitors and Drivewyze helps them reduce delay costs, increase drive time, and retain drivers. The integration of Drivewyze into the PeopleNet platform demonstrates PeopleNet’s innovation and leadership in the fleet mobility system service market.”