Drivewyze, PeopleNet ink deal

August 19, 2013

Drivewyze Inc. announces it will offer a beta version of its GPS-based bypass service with free analytics and nationwide weigh station notification into PeopleNet’s onboard telematics computing platforms.

The beta version will be released starting in late August to customers using the PeopleNet TABLET and the PeopleNet BLU.2. The beta version will include a full version of the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service, the company says.

“The Drivewyze PreClear Analytics Service will show PeopleNet users the real, hidden costs they incur from unplanned delays due to weigh station pull-ins,” says Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze. “It will tabulate the amount of time it takes for the truck to be processed by inspection officers and other metrics to help fleets determine how the weigh station delays impact their cost-per-mile. Plus, we’ve loaded all of the country’s weigh stations into the system, so Drivewyze PreClear will provide drivers with alerts to upcoming weigh stations so they can be prepared. And that’s whether or not the state’s commercial vehicle inspection agencies yet offer bypass opportunities though our service.”

In July, PeopleNet and Drivewyze also announced a reseller agreement to add PreClear to the PeopleNet TABLET and the PeopleNet BLU.2 onboard computing platforms.

“Our partnership with Drivewyze advances our commitment to our customers’ safety, as well as the public’s safety. Our integration with Drivewyze further enhances our customers’ efficiency, compliance, and safety by providing a hands-free solution that is fully compliant with federal and state distracted driving regulations,” says Rick Ochsendorf, executive vice president at PeopleNet. “There appears to be even greater potential for collecting additional CSA and vehicle inspection data that will expedite weigh station processing and allow greater focus on vehicles or carriers with potential issues.”

The Drivewyze PreClear bypass service notifies the driver of an upcoming inspection site two miles out. Under a full version of Drivewyze PreClear, drivers receive permission one mile out to either bypass or pull into the inspection site if the state enforcement agency has an agreement with Drivewyze to grant bypasses to fleets that meet the agency’s standards, the company says. Drivewyze PreClear has agreements with 16 states to provide mobile-based weigh station bypass at 225 inspection sites across the United States, with more added each month.

Whether fleets meet the standards is based on the carrier’s safety records and other standard information checks, Drivewyze says. The bypass decision is solely controlled by the participating law enforcement agency, which establishes its own criteria based on several factors including safety scores, registration and IFTA tax compliance.

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