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Drivewyze adds another Canada province to PreClear weigh station bypass network

Nov. 10, 2023
Newfoundland and Labrador join other Canadian provinces and the more than 900 locations across 44 states that offer the weigh station bypass service for safer fleets.

The Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service is now available in Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador province, joining Ontario and Alberta, where it is already available. This adds to the more than 900 locations across 44 states that offer the service.  

The Newfoundland and Labrador service allows all Canadian-plated subscribed trucks to have bypass opportunities at six locations, serving nine sites throughout the province, including:

  • Channel-Port aux Basques Hwy-1 NB
  • Channel-Port aux Basques Hwy-1 SB
  • Foxtrap Hwy-1 SB
  • Goobies Hwy-1 NB
  • Goobies Hwy-1 SB
  • Grand Falls-Windsor Hwy-1 SB
  • Pynn's Brook Hwy-1 NB
  • Pynn's Brook Hwy-1 SB
  • Labrador West Route 500 WB

See also: Georgia DOT expands Drivewyze network

Carriers are rewarded for their safety ratings with weigh station bypass privileges. A bypass eliminates the need for trucks exceeding 9,920 lbs. to enter weigh stations, saving trucking companies time and money by reducing delays and associated fuel costs.

"Driver satisfaction also increases because they avoid the lineups and wait times of weigh stations," said Brian Mofford, Drivewyze's VP of government experience. "Weigh stations of all sizes create shipment delays because of congestion associated with high volumes. Bypass eases that while allowing enforcement officers to concentrate their efforts on the vehicles that truly do need inspecting."

According to Mofford, the bypass sites represent the busiest areas for truck traffic, especially the Foxtrap location, just outside St. John's. "Highway 1 is the main thoroughfare across the Island, and most trucks take this route," he said.

"Newfoundland and Labrador is proud to be a part of Drivewyze's PreClear weigh station bypass network," said the Honorable Sarah Stoodley, minister of digital government and service NL. "Our province decided to embrace weigh station bypass to help reduce congestion at scale locations, reduce greenhouse gases created from idling vehicles, increase efficiency for carriers, and allow for more focused inspections."

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