HELP Inc. this week announced the opening of two PrePass equipped weigh stations.
The weigh stations are located five miles south of Devine, Texas on I-35 north and southbound. Both weigh stations are fully operational with PrePass.
According to HELP, PrePass allows 397,603 “qualified trucks apportioned for Texas to safely bypass weigh stations,” saving truck drivers time and money.
“In Texas, we know how vital public/private partnerships are and we applaud HELP on its commitment to our state and our industry,” said John D. Esparza, president and CEO of the Texas Trucking Association said in a press release. “The expansion of this technology speaks volumes for the efficiency and focus on safety that Texans can expect from the trucking industry through HELP’s investment.”
“The Texas Department of Public Safety continues to look for ways to enhance public safety by leveraging technology in its enforcement efforts,” said Major Chris Nordloh of the Texas Department of Public Safety. “Prescreening technologies such as PrePass help expedite the flow of legitimate, safe commercial traffic and allow us to concentrate our limited resources on unsafe carriers.”
Texas opened its first PrePass location in 2011. There are now three additional PrePass locations: New Waverly northbound I-45 and Rivera northbound and southbound US-77. HELP estimates that the three PrePass locations saved more than 5,000 hours and $24,228 in fuel.
“HELP’s investment of more than $1.6 million in Texas PrePass sites is providing benefits to safe motor carriers and to Texas enforcement agencies alike,” said HELP President and Chief Executive Officer Karen Rasmussen. “We value the support of Texas public agencies in making the highways safer for everyone.”
PrePass is available at 304 weigh stations, across 31 states.