Drivewyze Inc., creator of the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service, announced that it will offer a beta version of its GPS-based bypass service with free analytics and nationwide weigh station notification into PeopleNet's onboard telematics computing platforms.
The beta version will be released starting in late August to customers using the PeopleNet Tablet and the PeopleNet BLU.2. The beta version will include a full version of the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service. Interested users should contact their PeopleNet account manager.
"The Drivewyze PreClear Analytics Service will show PeopleNet users the real, hidden costs they incur from unplanned delays due to weigh station pull-ins," said Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze. "It will tabulate the amount of time it takes for the truck to be processed by inspection officers and other metrics to help fleets determine how the weigh station delays impact their cost-per-mile. Plus, we've loaded all of the country's weigh stations into the system, so Drivewyze PreClear will provide drivers with alerts to upcoming weigh stations so they can be prepared. And that's whether or not the state's commercial vehicle inspection agencies yet offer bypass opportunities through our service."
In July, PeopleNet and Drivewyze announced a reseller agreement to add PreClear to the PeopleNet Tablet and the PeopleNet BLU.2 onboard computing platforms.
PeopleNet Executive Vice President Rick Ochsendorf said, "Our partnership with Drivewyze advances our commitment to our customers' safety, as well as the public's safety. Our integration with Drivewyze further enhances our customers' efficiency, compliance and safety by providing a hands-free solution that is fully compliant with federal and state distracted driving regulations. There appears to be even greater potential for collecting additional CSA and vehicle inspection data that will expedite weigh station processing and allow greater focus on vehicles or carriers with potential issues.
"By providing reports on the amount of time and money they can save in receiving bypasses, fleet managers can make an informed decision about the benefits of subscribing to the Drivewyze PreClear service," commented Heath.
"An FMCSA study demonstrated that one weigh station stop made for even 5 minutes can save a carrier $8.68 in fuel and time," he added. "But now with the Drivewyze PreClear Analytics Service available through PeopleNet onboard telematics computing platforms, users will know exactly how much of an ROI they could get by bypassing weigh stations."
Drivewyze provides local and long-haul carriers with weigh station and inspection site bypass opportunities at both fixed weigh stations and roadside mobile inspection sites. It adds transponder-like functionality through the cellular service network. Unlike traditional methods that use dedicated short-range communication transponders in every truck, Drivewyze doesn't require the installation of additional equipment. And law enforcement agencies don't have to deploy expensive roadside equipment to read the transponders.
The Drivewyze PreClear bypass service notifies the driver of an upcoming inspection site 2 miles out. Under a full version of Drivewyze PreClear, drivers receive permission 1 mile out to either bypass or pull into the inspection site if the state enforcement agency has an agreement with Drivewyze to grant bypasses to fleets that meet the agency's standards. Drivewyze PreClear has agreements with 16 states to provide mobile-based weigh station bypass at 225 inspection sites across the United States, with more added each month.
A subscription-based inspection site and weigh station bypass application, Drivewyze PreClear is available on PeopleNet Tablet in-cab PC and BLU.2 platform.
Hands-free delivery of weigh station bypass service fully compliant with federal and state distracted driving regulations.