Omnitracs and Drivewyze are partnering to equip Omnitracs mobile computing platforms with the Drivewyze PreClear Weigh Station Bypass service. Omnitracs is a provider of fleet management, routing and predictive analytics solutions for private and for-hire fleets.
Through this integration, drivers using Omnitracs mobile platforms will be able to use the PreClear service to bypass weigh stations depending on the operators; safety scores.
"By providing the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service, Omnitracs is able to offer customers an end-to-end mobile solution that reduces costs and improves productivity," said Andrew Kelley, Omnitracs' vice president of corporate development.
Drivewyze makes use of GPS and mobile internet instead of battery-operated transponders to add transponder-like functionality to electronic logging devices.
The Drivewyze service is available at 611 fixed weigh stations and mobile inspection sites in 35 states. The move will also significantly expand usage of the PreClear service, according to Drivewyze.
"Through this partnership, Drivewyze will be compatible with the large majority of trucks that are on the road today and currently equipped with ELDs and other in-cab technologies,” said Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze. “In fact, there will be more trucks in the United States that are equipped with Drivewyze-ready in-cab technologies than there are trucks equipped with weigh station bypass transponders.”
The Drivewyze integration will be rolled out in tiers in early 2016 starting with Omnitracs MCP110 and MCP200 devices with the MCP50 unit to follow soon after. When the integration is complete, more than 360,000 Omnitracs-equipped trucks in North America will have access to the weigh station bypass service.
“With this innovative solution, Omnitracs customers no longer have to rely on separate, cumbersome transponder-based systems if they want to leverage their safety records to reduce the amount of time their trucks needlessly spend at weigh stations,” said Kelley.