Wednesday, January 23, 2013

US Road Haulage Association Approves Device for Freight Trucks to Bypass Weigh Stations

Drivewyze PreClear is now an ATA Featured Product
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US – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has today accepted the use of a weigh station pre-advice service for freight vehicles and added Drivewyze PreClear to its group of Featured Products for the trucking industry. Road haulage operators can sign up to the service in the knowledge that they will have the opportunity to bypass over 180 fixed weigh stations and mobile inspection sites using the GPS technology of tablets, smartphones, and other devices without leaving their truck.

The system is fully explained on a video (HERE) but basically having obtained a subscription to the service the driver logs in both his and the truck’s details and the transponder is activated ready to alert any weigh station on route. The Drivewyze service detects the vehicle approaching and requests pre-clearance from the inspection site which causes law enforcement agencies to scrutinise both the carriers and vehicle’s safety record. At this point the driver is advised either to continue or follow the relevant road signs.

Drivewyze can be downloaded to a wide variety of tablets, smartphones or select EOBR’s, giving them transponder-like capability and eliminating the need for dedicated transponders in each truck. Hands-free and compliant with federal and state distracted driving regulations, the service uses simple visual and audible instructions allowing the driver time to safely manoeuvre the vehicle. ATA President and CEO Bill Graves is clearly a fan saying:

“Safety, efficiency and profitability are all vitally important issues for motor carriers. Electronic pre-clearance systems, such as Drivewyze PreClear can help the trucking industry move our nation’s freight more efficiently while improving safety. For that reason we are pleased that Drivewyze is now one of our featured ATA products.”

To mark the occasion, Drivewyze is offering an exclusive, time limited discount to ATA members. All ATA members who sign up by 1st March 2013 are eligible for a discounted monthly rate. Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze commented:

“Drivewyze is extremely pleased to be partnering with the American Trucking Associations. ATA is committed to promoting safety and security on the nation’s highways, while advancing the trucking industry’s efficiency and profitability, goals that Drivewyze PreClear can help fleets achieve.”

Details of Drivewyze and other ATA Featured Products can be seen HERE.