Drivewyze has announced the launch of its Drivewyze Safety Notifications service which provides alerts to drivers with Drivewyze enabled trucks approaching unsafe conditions.
The service is free to subscribers of the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service, providing alerts when approaching a high-rollover areas or upcoming low bridges and Drivewyze has plans to add more safety notification in the future.
An audible tone, as well as visual alert, provides the warning. The service is now active nationwide and is being rolled out this month throughout the Drivewyze ELD reseller partner network.
“These are two great safety features we’ve integrated into Drivewyze’s Safety Notifications service, and it’s just the start – we will have more safety notifications to come,” said Brian Heath, president and CEO of Drivewyze. “Our rollover alerts, on targeted exit ramps and curves, are geo-fenced at 500 locations in 32 states. We worked closely with our state partners to identify the areas that had higher incidences of rollovers, so our alerts offer an early warning to drivers to check their speed.”
For the low bridge warnings, Heath said Drivewyze identified 1,500 strike-prone bridges along routes that are commonly used by truckers, and geo-fenced them for alerts. Like with the rollover notification alert, an audible and visual notification is provided by Drivewyze when the truck approaches a low clearance bridge that is geo-fenced in Drivewyze’s system.
“It’s an extra safeguard for truckers and especially useful for drivers making a delivery on an unfamiliar route,” said Heath.
Both the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass application, and the Drivewyze Safety Notifications service, are available starting this month on a number of Drivewyze partner platforms, including ISAAC Systems, Omnitracs, Orbcomm, Platform Science, Switchboard, Transflo, and Trimble. Drivewyze PreClear subscribers can now receive bypass opportunities at more than 800 locations, in 45 states and provinces.