PrePass-approved trucks will soon receive the green light to bypass weigh stations in a number of new locations, according to Help Inc., the non-profit provider of PrePass. Over the past year, Help’s Board of Directors has approved new sites in Indiana, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.
The new sites include:
- Indiana: Seymour NB I-65
- Michigan: Grass Lake EB and WB I-94, and Pontiac SB I-75
- Montana: Ramsay EB I-90
- North Carolina: Charlotte SB I-85, Gaston County NB I-85 and Mt. Airy NB I-77
- New Mexico: Texico WB US60/70/84
- Oklahoma: Love County NB I-35
- Texas: Kingsbury (Seguin) EB I-10
- Wisconsin: Kenosha NB I-94 and Sparta EB I-90
In addition to the newly-approved sites, equipment upgrades and new weigh-in-motion (WIM) scales are in operation in Missouri (Bloomsdale SB 1-55) and New Mexico (Gallup EB I-40). Help will also be providing new WIMs for Montana at Broadus (EB and WB US212) and will be integrating PrePass with WIMs in Arkansas at Riverside (I-10 WB) and Bridgeport (I-55 NB). Also in Missouri, Help has upgraded sensors and electrical networks that support WIMs at eight weigh stations to ensure they are accurate for truck weight screening. The biggest benefit of these upgrades is that carriers won’t have to go into the weigh station to be weighed on a static scale when the WIM shows gross and axle weights to be within limit, Help noted.