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Drivewyze PreClear bypass available at Florida agricultural inspection sites

Feb. 19, 2015

Drivewyze said its PreClear bypass service is now available at 22 agricultural inspection stations in Florida.

Drivewyze recently reached an agreement with the Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement (OALE) to allow qualified carriers to bypass the Florida agriculture interdiction sites using Drivewyze PreClear. The OALE will allow qualified fleets to bypass agriculture inspection sites through the mobile inspection site bypass service.

Drivewyze already offers weigh station bypass service at 19 fixed interstate locations in Florida last year.

“The agricultural site bypasses are delivered as part of the standard Drivewyze bypass service,” said Drivewyze president Brian Heath. “There’s no additional sign-up process, and no lengthy paperwork or extra fees required.”

All carriers that do not haul agriculture, and that do not operate refrigerated units (loaded or empty), may be eligible for the Drivewyze bypass opportunity at the agriculture inspection sites, the company said.

“The agricultural inspection sites are a critical component to safeguarding Florida’s agricultural industry, which contributes about $100 billion annually to the state’s economy,” Heath said. “That’s why officers must verify the identity of trucks and check to see whether they’re carrying loads that they should be examining more closely.

“But Florida officials also understand that requiring carriers, who aren’t operating reefer units or hauling agricultural products, to stop at all agriculture inspection sites can add unnecessary operating costs and delays to freight deliveries,” Heath added. “The delays can also contribute to congestion and backups in and around the sites, which create a serious safety hazard for the motoring public and make the work of their officers more difficult.”

“We’re pleased to offer mobile inspection bypass service through Drivewyze at 22 agricultural interdiction sites,” said OALE Bureau of Uniform Services Chief Tim Rutherford. “Drivewyze can help us significantly reduce incidences when inspection sites become too congested and create dangerous traffic backups on the entrance ramps and on the highway.”  

Drivewyze PreClear is the only cloud-based service to alert drivers 2 miles before approaching a weigh station or an agriculture inspection site in Florida. This allows the truck fleet or operator to earn up to a 98% bypass rate at weigh stations, depending on their safety record.

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