"Our partnership with HELP Inc. will enable Georgia to improve commercial vehicle enforcement, save motor carriers time and improve highway safety," said Georgia DOT Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl.
The technology, known as "PrePass" is a coast-to-coast system enabling qualified motor carriers to comply electronically with state weight, safety and credential requirements while traveling at normal highway speeds rather than stopping at state truck inspection facilities.
PrePassPLUS is a service that enables users to also pay E-ZPass system tolls electronically. With a monthly toll bill approaching $11 million, PrePassPLUS is believed to be the nation's single largest toll account.
PrePass is a sophisticated technology that enables qualified motor carriers to comply electronically with state weight, safety and credential requirements at highway speeds.
Motor carrier participation is strictly voluntary and carrier eligibility is subject to state safety qualifications.
PrePass is a benefit to Georgia's motor carriers. According to Ed Crowell, president of the Georgia Motor Trucking Association, "Georgia's decision to deploy PrePass is a big boost to our carriers because it will save them time and fuel as they travel throughout the state and the Southeastern United States."
"Georgia's widely-recognized leadership in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) will be instrumental as HELP Inc. and the state partner to enhance the PrePass system and add functionality that improves the safety and productivity of all PrePass carriers," added Richard P. Landis, president and CEO of HELP Inc.
Launched in California in 1995, PrePass is now operational at 265 locations in 27 states. Nearly 400,000 trucks have voluntarily enrolled in PrePass to take advantage of the time and money saving benefits.
For more information, visit www.prepass.com.