Founded in 1995, the electronic bypass system PrePass has now saved participating motor carriers $1 billion, according to the organization. The system is currently operational at 263 locations in 26 states and has enrolled over 360,000 trucks.
The $1-billion savings estimate is based on reductions in fuel consumption, as well as time savings for driver and equipment and other industry operation cost reductions that come from electronically clearing weight stations and other inspection facilities without having to stop.
Since its inception, the system has saved drivers 16.9-million hours and reduced fuel consumption for users by more than 100-million gallons, according to the organization.
“It has taken us a decade to produce our first $ 1 billion in savings for the industry. However, at our current rate of growth, we expect to reach the $2-billion level within about 48 months,” said Richard P. Landis, president & CEO of HELP Inc, the public-private partnership that offers PrePass.