Drivewyze, a technology provider with safety and productivity solutions for fleets, drivers, and transportation agencies, announced that Pennsylvania has become the latest state to offer its PreClear weigh station bypass service. It joins 45 other states and provinces in the Drivewyze network with more than 880 sites and bypass opportunities.
Unlike other states, Pennsylvania has 37 inspection locations that are either at rest areas or welcome centers at state borders, Drivewyze noted in a press release, and most are located along the 23 interstates within the Pennsylvania highway system. The mobile platform for Drivewyze allows law enforcement to utilize inspection bypass at all locations where inspections can take place. Some of the key routes include I-80, which is a major commerce interstate that starts in San Francisco and goes all the way through Pennsylvania and into New Jersey. Drivewyze has sites in Pennsylvania covering the three locations going eastbound, and the two headed westbound.
Another major thoroughfare, I-79 through western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, makes up part of the corridor to Buffalo, New York, and the Canadian border, and is covered with five new Pennsylvania Drivewyze sites northbound, and four sites southbound.
According to Heath, the industry average for time spent at a weigh station, or inspection site, is five minutes, and up to an hour or more if a truck is pulled in for inspection. “Depending on a carrier’s safety scores, trucks can receive a bypass the majority of the time,” said Brian Heath, chief executive officer of Drivewyze. “Inspection site bypass is one of the easiest ways for fleets and drivers to reduce downtime and operational costs.”