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PrePass, Garmin partner on OTR connectivity

May 17, 2021
The weigh station bypass capabilities are now available on Garmin’s dēzl OTR truck GPS navigator devices.

With an active PrePass account, users of Garmin’s latest series of dēzl over-the-road truck navigators, including OTR700, OTR800, OTR1000 models and its new OTR500 model, can now receive on-screen PrePass notifications of upcoming weigh stations and bypass decisions on the same screen as their navigation and route guidance.

Garmin’s dēzl OTR series aim to provide truckers a clear view of the road ahead. PrePass joins a list of features available on the dēzl OTR series including load-to-dock guidance, popular truck routes, custom truck routing and more through screens available in 5.5-in., 7-in., 8-in. and 10-in. sizes.

“PrePass and Garmin dēzl share the common mission to improve efficiency and safety for motor carriers,” said Mark Doughty, president and CEO of PrePass Safety Alliance, the provider of PrePass weigh station bypass service. “Integrating PrePass onto the dēzl platform provides customers seamless access to weigh station bypass notifications, extending the value of the device.”

Customers using the PrePass weigh station bypass with Garmin’s dēzl OTR series have the option to add electronic toll payment services with PrePass Plus, an RFID-based service available only through PrePass. All PrePass services include access to PrePass INFORM software, which helps motor carriers analyze bypass and toll activity to spot trends, improve safety scores, reduce the risk of toll fraud and provide new data insights into their operations.

The integration of PrePass with the Garmin dēzl OTR devices is available for use in the U.S. with a software update, requiring an active PrePass account and use of the Garmin Drive app on a compatible smartphone.

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