A Drivewyze PreClear bypass service has been added in North Carolina, making it the 30th state to offer the mobile-based weigh station bypass service.
Drivewyze PreClear users will be able to start receiving bypasses this month at three locations on U.S. Interstates 40 and 95 in the Tar Heel State, with more locations to be added soon, according to Drivewyze. The three locations are:
- Halifax weigh station—near the Virginia state line about 18 miles south of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., on I-95;
- Lumberton weigh station—near the South Carolina state line about 10 miles north of Lumberton, N.C., on I-95;
- Asheville weigh station—near the Tennessee state line about 12 miles west of Asheville, N.C., on I-40.
The Asheville site is currently live, with the Halifax and Lumberton sites scheduled to become live by the end of the month.
“We’re pleased that officials with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol’s Motor Carrier Enforcement Administration, as well as officials from Idaho, Michigan and Wisconsin, all recognize Drivewyze technology as an effective way to prescreen safe commercial operators,” said Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze.
“By offering truck and fleet operators the opportunity to earn bypasses through the strength of their safety records, North Carolina state officials can reduce congestion in and around weigh stations, allowing freight to move more quickly,” Heath said.
“We must explore new technologies to assist with our mission of reducing crashes and saving lives,” said Lt. Eric Jackson with the North Carolina Highway Patrol’s Motor Carrier Enforcement Adminsitration. “This model is a win-win for enforcement and industry, allowing enforcement to better focus their efforts and to bypass safe carriers so they can deliver commodities in a safe and timely manner. We believe that by rewarding carriers for their work, we will help raise safety compliance throughout the industry.”
Drivewyze uses cellular technology and the Internet to add transponder-like functionality to electronic logging devices, smartphones and tablets, said the company.