Drivewyze PreClear is an innovative new hands-free weigh station bypass service system that utilizes a driver’s smartphone (iPhone, Android, or Blackberry), tablet, or select EOBRs to transmit safety information – all in the name of efficiency.
Drivewyze utilizes cellular network service and the Internet locate weigh stations throughout North America, and then transmit safety information (including driver and vehicle safety records) to law enforcement, prior to reaching a weigh station. At that point, officials will either grant or deny permission to bypass the weigh station area based on their evaluation of the driver’s electronic log information as well as the CSA scores of the driver and carrier in question. This will allow motor carriers to spend significantly less time at vehicle inspection sites, and more time on the road.
Drivewyze is the first commercial company of its kind, guaranteeing availability at all inspection sites (even those which have been known to be low volume or un-served in Minnesota, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Maine).
A demonstration of the Drivewyze PreClear system was held for politicians and lawmakers (including Anne Ferro of the FMCSA, Victor Mendez of the FHWA, Stephen Keppler of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Bill Graves of the ATA, and Thomas Kern of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America) on June 17th at the West Friendship Weigh Station.
Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze introduced the product as, “An ‘e-Inspection,’ as we call it, is the first commercial vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) solution for large trucks and buses to leverage GPS and telematics technologies to augment traditional roadside safety inspections.”
Captain Norman Dofflemyer, overseer of the Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division voiced his approval, and noted that being able to focus on those with poor CSA scores, while allowing good drivers to pass by, would greatly help with efficiency.
According to currently enrolled carriers, those with good CSA scores were allowed to bypass 98% of the time.