Drivewyze announced that free nationwide weigh station and inspection alert services are now available, without a subscription, to all truck drivers with the launch of PreClear 3.0.
“By downloading this free app from the Google Play store onto their Android smartphones or tablets, drivers will receive advance notice of upcoming weigh stations and inspection sites, so they have time to prepare,” said Brian Mofford, vice president of Drivewyze. “Users will get an audio and visual alert two miles and one mile before the weigh station. They will know when they need to be in the correct lane and to slow down to pull in to the station or inspection site, if necessary.”
The free application may be downloaded now and used immediately. There are no obligations or time limits for app users. In addition, users do not have to create an account to access the free weigh station alert service!
But wait! There’s a catch. “While the Drivewyze PreClear heads-up service is free, the bypass service is subscription-based and starts at $15.75 per vehicle per month with free trial offers and volume discounts available,” a Drivewyze press release states.
“An FMCSA study demonstrated that one weigh station stop made for several minutes at a time can cost $8.68 in fuel and time lost so the cost of PreClear bypass service pays for itself in just a few bypasses per month,” Mofford added.
Users can click a button on the app to begin an optional 30-day free trial Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service.
With bypass service, app users receive free heads-up notifications, plus the opportunity to request and receive bypass privileges at 252 weigh stations across 19 states.
“Bypass rates range from 50 percent to 98 percent based on a carrier’s credentials and safety record,” Drivewyze states.
PreClear 3.0 is currently only available for Android users, however, the PreClear bypass service is available for iOS and Android devices.
“The number of states and weigh stations offering the premium bypass service is quickly growing,” Mofford said. “Less than 12 percent of trucks use traditional bypass services and more and more agency partners across the country are recognizing that offering more bypass options to trucks will lead to higher industry participation. Industry wins with more choice, more bypass sites and more profit, while everyone advances in the mutual goals of improving highway safety and mobility.”