PrePass Safety Alliance announces new president
PrePass serves more than 110,000 carriers and over 750,000 trucks.
PrePass now available on Pedigree Technologies Cab-Mate ELD
PrePass Safety Alliance has recently announced a new partnership with Pedigree Technologies that brings PrePass, North America’s leading pre-clearance program, to the OneView platform. Drivers receive notification on the Cab-Mate ELD to bypass or pull into the weigh station, all while the truck travels at highway speed. In addition, fleets receive real-time driver safety ALERTS
How to Get a Handle on Your Truck Fleet’s Toll Costs
As toll costs and the number of toll lanes continue increasing, trucking firms need technology that helps them manage toll spending. “It is said there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. But in trucking, the certainties are regulations and tolls,” said Kelly Frey, chief revenue officer for PrePass, in a recent webinar “How
Trucker support of PrePass reaches a new milestone
For the first time, more than 100,000 fleets representing more than 700,000 trucks chose to support PrePass Safety Alliance, the nonprofit public/private partnership that provides PrePass weigh station bypass and other truck safety and efficiency services. These motor carriers earn the opportunity to participate in PrePass and bypass weigh stations by maintaining current credentials and
Reduce Truck Toll Management Headaches
Motor carriers operating on the nation’s toll roads, bridges and tunnels know that using toll routes can save time compared with alternate routes. But they also recognize the major challenges that managing toll costs and agency invoices present. After all, trucking companies commonly use over 300 tolled facilities in the United States. In turn, more
The Top 6 Benefits of Weigh Station Bypassing
Motor carriers can choose from many technologies to make their operation more efficient, profitable and safe. The bad news is many require significant costs before paying a return. The good news is that when it comes to weigh station bypassing, a small investment can pay quick and significant dividends. And when you consider that PrePass
Omnitracs partners with PrePass Safety Alliance on integrated solution
Omnitracs and the PrePass Safety Alliance announced a new partnership that allow fleets to bypass weigh stations through the Omnitracs One platform. Weigh station bypass information will be available with all other fleet activity, on a converged platform, the companies say. Per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, preliminary inspections cost a fleet five minutes
3 Easy Ways to Manage and Save Money on Truck Tolls
Across the country, trucking companies must navigate hundreds of toll facilities – roads, bridges and tunnels – operated by many different tolling agencies. Each tolling agency and toll facility has its own rules and regulations that complicate the management of tolls by a motor carrier. For example, toll rates vary by vehicle combination, by method
PrePass grows Alerts to nearly 2,800 roadway safety notifications in 48 states
PrePass Safety Alliance recently completed work extending the PrePass safety Alerts across all 48 contiguous states. Nearly 2,800 Alerts now appear in the cab on the PrePass Motion weigh station bypass application, the company says. Drivers receive PrePass Alerts as they approach known high-risk areas on the road helping them to stay alert and reduce
Get Your Truck Tolling Costs Under Control
More than 340 toll facilities operate in the U.S., generating billions of dollars every year. Much of this toll revenue comes from truck fleets, which have seen toll rates jump dramatically over the past decade. Between 2009 and 2018, the Consumer Price Index (the federal government’s primary gauge of inflation) increased by a just 16.9%.
PrePass integrates with Geotab open API for weigh station bypass
PrePass Safety Alliance‘s PrePass Motion app now integrates with Geotab. The PrePass Motion app uses a cellular connection to provide carriers with weigh station bypassing and in-vehicle driver safety alerts. Drivers will receive alerts indicating work zones ahead, gusty wind areas, steep grades and no commercial vehicle roads, among others, the company says. Geotab says
Which Weigh Station Bypass Technology is Best for You?
There are two technologies used for weigh station bypass, each with different benefits. The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) completed a study comparing transponders and mobile apps for bypassing weigh stations. Transponders used for electronic bypass and most electronic tolling systems globally are based on radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. This is the same technology