January 23, 2017
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Drivewyze weigh station bypass service is now offered at two busy permanent weigh stations in Ohio, located on U.S. Interstates 70 and 71.
Through an agreement between Drivewyze and the Ohio Department of Public Safety, the state began offering weigh station bypasses at the Guernsey weigh station on Interstate 70 and the Clinton weigh station on Interstate 71.
“The delivery of the bypass service in Ohio is an important step forward in the continued expansion of North America’s largest bypass service network,” said Brian Heath, president and CEO of Drivewyze.
These two sties represent some of the busiest weigh station operations in Ohio, according to Drivewyze, and the service will provide benefits to both the state and carriers that use Drivewyze. The bypass service will help reduce congestion in and around the two weigh stations and improve freight efficiency throughout the state.
“Truck fleets and drivers traveling westbound on Interstate 70 between the Penn. – Ohio state border and Columbus or northbound on Interstate 71 between Cincinnati and Columbus can now receive bypasses so long as they meet the state’s criteria,” said Heath. “Interstate 70 is a major transportation corridor for long-haul fleets and regional operators traveling through the state from Pennsylvania to Indiana. Meanwhile, Interstate 71 is more of a workhorse connection for fleets and operators moving Ohio-based freight among Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland.”
Drivewyze software integrates with existing in-cab fleet management devices instead of requiring a transponder for weigh station bypass service. Per the company, the service is also more secure than transponder-based variants that use open-radio protocols, preventing unauthorized identification or tracking of a vehicle.
The Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass application comes pre-loaded on in-cab telematics and ELD electronic logging devices from Omnitracs, PeopleNet, Rand McNally, and Zonar.
Fleets can turn on a free analytics weigh-station loss reporting tool to help them determine how much Drivewyze can potentially save them before activating the subscription-based weigh station bypass service. An app is also available for Android and iOS-based tablets or smartphones.