New PrePass Alerts system provides truckers with roadway safety notifications


One of the USA’s most widely-used truck weigh station bypass service provider, PrePass, has rolled out exclusive enhancements to its PrePass Motion bypass application, with the addition of a new Alerts warning system.

The new Alerts service gives truck drivers roadway safety notifications in advance of a location on their route and is an added no-cost benefit for PrePass customers. With Alerts, drivers receive notifications when they are approaching areas with high winds, steep gradients, traffic work zones, and no commercial vehicle access roads. Alerts is available as part of the company’s Motion app on both Android and Apple smartphones, tablets, and selected in-cab telematics devices. Motion, with the increased functionality of the new Alerts system, can be used as a standalone app or in conjunction with the PrePass Plus RFID (radio frequency identification) transponder for weigh station bypassing and access to both toll payment services and third-party bypass networks.

“We have always been about safety, first and foremost, since our origin more than 25 years ago, and the addition of Alerts takes it a step further,” explained Mark Doughty, president and chief operating officer of Help Inc., the non-profit public-private partnership that provides the PrePass service. “This upgrade to PrePass Motion gives drivers very important safety information as they travel down the road to better prepare them for potentially adverse driving conditions. Thanks to the input of our state DOT, enforcement and trucking industry partners, we quickly responded to a need for such alerts, and are the only weigh station bypass service provider offering these safety enhancements. When traditional transponders and Motion are paired together, customers get the most complete and reliable bypass service available anywhere. Most importantly, PrePass Alerts provide information that can immediately and directly improve highway safety.”

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