Drivewyze weigh station bypass services have been integrated with Omnitracs fleet management solutions and Omnitracs users can access a reporting tool to see if the bypass services will benefit them

Omnitracs users can choose Drivewyze weigh station bypass services

Feb. 17, 2016
Drivewyze announced late last year that its weigh station bypass services would be available on the Omnitracs fleet management platform, and users of the platform can now track if the Drivewyze product will benefit their bottom line.

Drivewyze announced late last year that its weigh station bypass services would be available on the Omnitracs fleet management platform, and users of the platform can now track if the Drivewyze product will benefit their bottom line.

The companies highlighted the partnership at Omnitracs' annual user conference earlier this month. Doug Johnson, director of marketing at Drivewyze, explained that the company's PreClear weigh station bypass product was launched with Omnitracs MCP 200 and 110 hardware in February, will be added to the MCP 50 in March and will be available with Omnitracs' latest telematics hardware, the Intelligent Vehicle Gateway, around May-June.

Omnitracs customers "now have a choice in weigh station bypass services providers," Johnson told Fleet Owner. "If you're not using a bypass program, now is the time to get Drivewyze; if you are using a transponder-based bypass program, now's the time to think about switching."

Further, Johnson contended, Drivewyze "has more states covered, we've got more sites — we can give you more bypasses."

Depending on operators' safety scores, Drivewyze says its PreClear product can bypass up to 98% of weigh stations.

According to the company, the way the PreClear product works is it provides truck drivers an audio and visual alert on their in-cab device two miles from an inspection site. At one mile from the site, the software already has communicated info to the weigh station and then tells drivers if they can drive on past it or must follow signs in.

Depending on operators' safety scores, Drivewyze claims PreClear can allow up to 98% of weigh stations to be bypassed.

Omnitracs users can find out if PreClear will benefit their bottom lines, Johnson said, by requesting an analysis through the Drivewyze Analytics Weigh Station Loss Reporting Tool, which is available at no charge. "If you're an Omnitracs customer and you've got a compatible device, we just activate the analytics on your truck in the background," Johnson said. "The drivers never see it.

"You run your normal routes for 30 days, and then at the end we'll show you a report that shows you exactly where your trucks were and where they pulled in [to a weigh station], down to the second," he continued. "You can take a look at that data and see how much you would have saved if you'd been using Drivewyze."

About the Author

Aaron Marsh

Before computerization had fully taken hold and automotive work took someone who speaks engine, Aaron grew up in Upstate New York taking cars apart and fixing and rewiring them, keeping more than a few great jalopies (classics) on the road that probably didn't deserve to be. He spent a decade inside the Beltway covering Congress and the intricacies of the health care system before a stint in local New England news, picking up awards for both pen and camera.

He wrote about you-name-it, from transportation and law and the courts to events of all kinds and telecommunications, and landed in trucking when he joined FleetOwner in July 2015. Long an editorial leader, he was a keeper of knowledge at FleetOwner ready to dive in on the technical and the topical inside and all-around trucking—and still turned a wrench or two. Or three. 

Aaron previously wrote for FleetOwner. 

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