Weigh station bypass services now include road safety, parking alerts

A good safety record, a subscription and a truck-mounted transponder or mobile app. That’s all it takes to participate in a weigh station bypass program, but now carriers are getting more from their subscription than a lower pull-in rate for inspections.

In addition to using apps for bypass, more carriers are choosing them to give drivers a heads-up for upcoming safety risks along their routes.

The only two companies that offer weigh station bypass are PrePass Safety Alliance with its PrePass program and Drivewyze with PreClear. Both have extensive relationships with government agencies to collect road and traffic data and to supply location-based safety information.