Photo courtesy of Help Inc.

Photo courtesy of Help Inc.

A deal reached reached between Oregon Department of Transportation and Help Inc. has enabled PrePass transponders to be be used at 21 weigh station facilities throughout the state.

PrePass carriers that operate in Oregon can allow their transponders to be enrolled in and use Oregon’s Green Light weigh station bypass system, after ODOT and Help signed a memorandum of understanding in December.

PrePass carriers wishing to have their transponders enrolled in the Oregon Green Light Program must first submit a signed waiver of Help’s data privacy policy to PrePass. The waiver is necessary because Help does not collect or share date and time stamp from weigh station bypass events, nor does it publish transponder numbers to the Federal Safety and Fitness Electronics Records System. However, PrePass devices registered with Green Light will be subject to that program’s regulations. The Data Privacy Waiver acknowledges that the user is aware that bypass transaction data may be shared with Green Light.

The waiver form is available on the PrePass website at, with instructions on how to submit the form. Upon receipt of the signed waiver, Help Inc. will send a letter of authorization to Green Light on the carrier’s behalf.

“We are excited to be entering into partnership with the State of Oregon, and look forward to working with MCTD through this mutual agreement,” said Karen Rasmussen, Help Inc. president and CEO. “Safe fleets and drivers appreciate the time and fuel savings of PrePass as well as opportunities for interoperability of their transponders.”