Omnitracs, Drivewyze partnership allows commercial truckers to bypass weigh stations
Omnitracs, LLC, Dallas, Texas, partnered with Drivewyze Inc., a Burlingame, Calif.-based smart mobility services company for the transportation industry, to equip Omnitracs mobile computing platforms with Drivewyze’s PreClear Weigh Station Bypass services. Doing so will allow commercial truck drivers to bypass weigh stations up to 98% of the time, depending on the operators' safety scores.
"By providing the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service, Omnitracs is able to offer customers an end-to-end mobile solution that reduces costs and improves productivity," says Andrew Kelley, Omnitracs' vice president of corporate development. "With this innovative solution, Omnitracs customers no longer have to rely on separate, cumbersome transponder-based systems if they want to leverage their safety records to reduce the amount of time their trucks needlessly spend at weigh stations. We look forward to helping our customers save time, money and fuel, thanks to our partnership with Drivewyze."
Drivewyze uses GPS technology and the mobile Internet instead of traditional battery-operated transponders. The Drivewyze service is available at 611 fixed weigh stations and mobile inspection sites throughout 35 states.
"Through this partnership, Drivewyze will be compatible with the large majority of trucks that are on the road today and currently equipped with electronic logging devices and other in-cab technologies," says Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze. "In fact, there will be more trucks in the United States that are equipped with Drivewyze-ready in-cab technologies than there are trucks equipped with weigh station bypass transponders. For all of these trucks and fleets, they can get started with Drivewyze at the click of a button, without dealing with the hassle of transponder installation or management."
The weigh station bypass service will adhere to a tiered roll-out early in the New Year, beginning with Omnitracs' MCP110 and MCP200 mobile computing units. Upon completion, more than 360,000 Omnitracs-equipped trucks in North America will be powered by Drivewyze.