BURLINGAME, Calif., June 24, 2013—Drivewyze is announcing a new version of its PreClear weigh station bypass and e-screening system that offers a 60-day free trial period and in-app trial activation, allowing drivers and fleets to take full advantage of bypass opportunities almost immediately.
“PreClear 2.0 offers drivers and fleets the ability to download Drivewyze PreClear onto their Android-based smartphones and tablets and try it free for 60 days,” said Brian Mofford, Drivewyze vice president. “Drivewyze rewards drivers and fleets with solid safety scores with more opportunities to bypass weigh stations, giving them a competitive advantage over those that don’t.”
The PreClear 2.0 app is available from Google Play for Android smartphones and tablets. Apple (iOS) and Blackberry smartphone and tablet users can sign up online at the Drivewyze web site and still get access to a fully-supported PreClear 1.1.
Drivewyze PreClear offers single-state plans starting at $7.99 per month, per truck and multi-state plans at $12.99 for every truck per month. Mofford said the cost can be easily offset by the time and fuel saved by gaining a bypass. Aside from being pulled in for random inspections about 2 percent of the time, most fleets with high safety scores can enjoy bypass rates of up to 98 percent with PreClear.
“An FMCSA study demonstrated that one weigh station stop made for even 5 minutes at a time can cost $8.68 in fuel and time lost,” Mofford added. “So, the ability to bypass inspections pays off handsomely.”
The bypass service adds transponder-like functionality to tablets, smartphones and comes pre-loaded on select Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), including the Zonar 2020 mobile communications tablet, and connects to the Drivewyze service network via a single account regardless of where a driver travels.
When a driver approaches within 2 miles of a Drivewyze-enabled weigh station or inspection site, the service alerts the driver while at the same time examines the bypass criteria established by each state enforcement agency including safety scores, registration and IFTA tax compliance. If the carrier and vehicle pass the criteria, the driver receives permission to bypass the inspection site. If there’s an issue, the driver is signaled to pull-in. It is both safe and easy to use, with assured privacy and data protection, meeting both Federal and state distracted driving laws.
Drivers and owner-operators can sign up for the 60-day trial without having to enter any credit card information. And fleet managers can sign up multiple trucks and drivers. At the end of the 60-day trial period, drivers or fleet managers can sign up for the paid service to continue receiving bypasses. The Drivewyze PreClear service uses GPS and cellular technology for a convenient, safe and secure automated bypass solution.
PreClear 2.0 also includes a get-started guide, which instructs drivers how to use the app, and an in-app benefits tour that shows drivers and fleet managers how and where Drivewyze saves time, money and fuel.
“We want to ensure drivers and fleet managers can experience the full value of the Drivewyze application with as little friction as possible during the signup and trial period,” Mofford said.
“Driver and vehicle information is stored on a secure server, with only minimal information being exchanged securely from the driver’s mobile device allowing vehicle inspection officers to establish proper vehicle and driver identity,” Mofford added. “That’s how Drivewyze PreClear maintains the privacy of drivers and fleets.”
The Drivewyze PreClear service is currently available in 16 states, providing bypass opportunities at more than 220 weigh stations and mobile inspection sites, and is quickly growing across the United States.
“We’re excited about this new version of the Drivewyze PreClear,” Mofford said. “It includes some dramatic changes in the ease and simplicity of its interface. Drivers will find it much more intuitive to use.