PrePass weigh station service, offered by Help Inc., is redesigning its offerings to better meet the needs of law enforcement, state departments of transportation and motor carriers nationwide.

Technology updates include:

- The current transponder system (915 MHz) designed to provide enforcement officials with carrier data pre-clearance at higher-volume inspection facilities
- Smartphone applications intended for low-volume sites at which the installation of roadside infrastructure is cost prohibitive
- The federally established dedicated short-range communications technology (5.9 GHz) for future-oriented applications in which screening would include driver and truck fitness data

New service offerings include:

- The 360SmartView screening system using cameras to screen all trucks in inspection facilities
- Virtual and mobile inspection service offerings
- Thermal brake imaging
- Vehicle dimensioning

Currently, PrePass has more than 300 sites in 31 states with 420,000 participating trucks.

"With our unrivaled and comprehensive safety and credentialing data on commercial vehicle operators now available in the cloud, it is possible to offer states more options, including new front-end technologies, virtual and real-time inspections and universal in-station truck screening while assuring the same level of integrity and reliability," says Rick Clasby, president and CEO of Help Inc.

In some states, as many as 40% of those carriers in Help's cloud-based carrier database were not found in the federal systems used by others to screen trucks. This is because Help augments information from the federal systems with data from more than 90 other government sources of data.

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