Drivewyze, provider of the PreClear weigh station bypass service, has extended its Drivewyze Safety Notifications Service by adding mountain corridor safety alerts to more than 100 locations in 20 states.
The mountain corridor safety alerts, which first became available for free to Drivewyze customers at seven mountain pass locations in Colorado last month, is now available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
With the alerts, Drivewyze subscribers will have their drivers receive in-cab alerts of upcoming safe locations to pull over for brake check inspections, and see prompts to gear low while showing suggested maximum speeds down steep grades. It will also alert drivers of upcoming runaway ramps.
“With the expansion of our new mountain safety alerts, we are able to offer notifications to drivers when they travel through challenging mountain passes in the U.S.,” said Charlie Mohn, product manager at Drivewyze. “All of the mountain passes included feature grades of 5% or higher. With our mountain safety alerts, our goal is to help drivers focus on the terrain ahead while providing information that will make them safer on the road.”
According to Mohn, I-64 near Beckley, West Virginia, which is the longest 7 percent grade in the U.S. is included in Drivewyze’s mountain corridor safety alerts. Other difficult passes included are I-26 in North Carolina near the North Carolina and Tennessee border, southbound I-15 by Baker Pass in California, and I-80 by Donner Pass in California, notorious for its 40-mile westbound descent from the summit.
Both the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass application, and the Drivewyze Safety Notifications service, are available to carriers on supported ELDs and other in-cab devices, through the Drivewyze partner network (https://drivewyze.com/drivewyze-on-your-eld/). Subscribers interested in deploying the Drivewyze Safety Notifications Service should contact their ELD or in-cab device provider, or their Drivewyze Customer Success Manager.