Omnitracs, LLC, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, today announced that it has partnered with Drivewyze Inc., the smart mobility services company for the transportation industry, to equip Omnitracs mobile computing platforms with its PreClear Weigh Station Bypass services. Through the integration of the Drivewyze PreClear bypass solution, commercial truck drivers are able to bypass weigh stations up to 98 percent of the time depending on the operators’ safety scores.
“By providing the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service, Omnitracs is able to offer customers an end-to-end mobile solution that reduces costs and improves productivity,” said Andrew Kelley, Omnitracs’ vice president of corporate development. “With this innovative solution, Omnitracs customers no longer have to rely on separate, cumbersome transponder-based systems if they want to leverage their safety records to reduce the amount of time their trucks needlessly spend at weigh stations. We look forward to helping our customers save time, money and fuel, thanks to our partnership with Drivewyze.”
Drivewyze uses GPS technology and the mobile Internet instead of traditional battery-operated transponders, which must be mounted on the windshield and can only be used at sites equipped with poles and transponder readers. The GPS technology and mobile Internet add transponder-like functionality to ELDs. The Drivewyze service is available at 611 fixed weigh stations and mobile inspection sites throughout 35 states, meaning it provides bypasses at more locations than any other bypass service. The partnership is also projected to be an effective driver retention and recruitment tool, as recent Drivewyze data suggests that drivers are three times more likely to choose to work for a carrier that equips them with a weigh station bypass service, and that 65 percent of drivers are more likely to stay with a carrier that provides them with company-paid weigh station bypass as a benefit.
Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze, said, “Through this partnership, Drivewyze will be compatible with the large majority of trucks that are on the road today and currently equipped with electronic logging devices (ELDs) and other in-cab technologies.” He continued, “In fact, there will be more trucks in the United States that are equipped with Drivewyze-ready in-cab technologies than there are trucks equipped with weigh station bypass transponders. For all of these trucks and fleets, they can get started with Drivewyze at the click of a button, without dealing with the hassle of transponder installation or management.”
The weigh station bypass service will adhere to a tiered roll-out early in the new year, starting with Omnitracs’ MCP110 and MCP200 mobile computing units; the MCP50 unit is expected to follow suit soon thereafter. Upon completion, more than 360,000 Omnitracs-equipped trucks in North America will be able to access and benefit from the weigh station bypass services powered by Drivewyze.
About Drivewyze Inc.
Drivewyze Inc. is the smart mobility services company for the transportation industry, and is on a mission to revolutionize the delivery of highway safety and transportation management through world-class products, systems and services. Drivewyze serves commercial drivers and fleets with innovative trucking services such as the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service, and the Drivewyze Analytics Weigh Station Loss Reporting service. Learn more about Drivewyze at www.drivewyze.com.
About Omnitracs, LLC
Omnitracs, LLC is a global pioneer of fleet management, routing and predictive analytics solutions for private and for-hire fleets. Omnitracs’ nearly 1,000 employees deliver software-as-a-service-based solutions to help more than 50,000 private and for-hire fleet customers manage nearly 1,500,000 mobile assets in more than 70 countries. The company pioneered the use of commercial vehicle telematics over 25 years ago and serves today as a powerhouse of innovative, intuitive technologies. Omnitracs transforms the transportation industry through technology and insight, featuring best-in-class solutions for compliance, safety and security, productivity, telematics and tracking, transportation management (TMS), planning and delivery, data and analytics, and professional services.