Drivewyze offers free weigh station alerts

The launch of PreClear 3.0 from Drivewyze includes free nationwide weigh station and inspection site alerts for truck drivers, even those without a subscription.

The app’s Weigh Station Heads Up service is free for Android users. Users also have the option to click a button on the app and start an optional 30-day free trial of the subscription-based PreClear weigh station bypass service. The subscription service costs $15.75 per vehicle per month.

“By downloading this free app from the Google Play store onto their Android smartphones or tablets, drivers will receive advance notice of upcoming weigh stations and inspection sites, so they have time to prepare,” said Brian Mofford, vice president of Drivewyze. “Users will get an audio and visual alert two miles and one mile before the weigh station. They will know when they need to be in the correct lane and to slow down to pull in to the station or inspection site, if necessary.”

Users can download the free app and use it immediately without any obligation or time limits, Mofford said. There is no need to create an account.

“We know most drivers appreciate practical tools to improve safety,” he said. “The Drivewyze Weigh Station Heads Up service works in all 50 states and recognizes both permanent weigh stations and temporary inspection sites at more than 700 locations nationwide.”

With the bypass service, drivers receive not only a free heads-up notification, but also the opportunity to request and receive bypass privileges at 252 weigh stations and inspection sites across 19 states. Bypass rates range from 50 to 98% based on a carrier’s credentials and safety record, the company said.

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