Texas To Get PrePass This Summer
March 21, 2011
The Texas Department of Public Safety is equipping five of its truck inspection facilities at three locations with PrePass commercial vehicle safety technology starting this summer.
Inspection facilities at Riviera on U.S. 77 and New Waverly on I-45 will come online in the summer. The Falfurrias inspection facilities on U.S. 281 will be deployed as a part of the facility re-construction scheduled for later this year.
"Unsafe and overloaded commercial vehicles are a threat to highway safety," said Steven C. McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety. "By screening commercial vehicles at highway speeds for compliance with Texas safety and credential requirements, we can help our troopers and inspectors focus on those commercial vehicles most in need of inspections."
Commercial motor carriers with established safety records will be allowed to comply electronically, ultimately saving them time, money and fuel.
"With this new technology, our state troopers are able to make certain more trucks are complying with state law and those not safely permitted are taken off the road," said John D. Esparza, president of Texas Motor Transportation Association.
Texas joins 29 other states with the deployment of PrePass electronic screening technology. More than 400,000 trucks have enrolled in the PrePass service nationwide. In addition, PrePass technology enables Texas to meet Federal Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks requirements for the electronic screening of commercial vehicles.
For more information: www.PrePassTexas.com