PrePass deployment approaches 500,000 trucks

Nearly 500,000 trucks from more than 40,000 fleets are now equipped with the PrePass weigh station bypass system from HELP Inc.

Once these companies were e-screened for safety and credentials, they became eligible to bypass 310 weigh stations and inspection facilities in 31 states, HELP said.

“Without exception, our PrePass customers are saving time and cutting costs, which in today's operating environment can make the difference between getting home or spending mandated time off in a sleeper berth or a company-paid hotel room,” said Karen Rasmussen, president and chief executive officer of HELP Inc. “Reaching this milestone number of qualified fleets that are using PrePass is significant in that it confirms the value of the program with motor carriers as well as with the states that recognize it as a proven way to let them focus their attention on non-PrePass carriers.”

“We were one of the original PrePass carriers. We initially began using the service for time savings, but what we have found over the years is that it’s a great driver recruiting and retention tool. We also use PrePass now to continually reinforce and promote our safety culture,” said Tom Kretsinger Jr., president of American Central Transport, based in Missouri, and a long-term PrePass customer.

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