As part of its on-going effort to produce the safest and most accurate bypassing services for its customers, HELP Inc. today announced it has embarked on Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) retrofitting projects at a dozen PrePass sites around the country.
“HELP, the public-private partnership that provides PrePass, is committed to implementing the most reliable technology available today in all the services it provides the commercial trucking industry and state agencies,” said HELP President & CEO Karen Rasmussen.
“Both our motor carrier customers and our state partners told us that additional WIM scales would benefit both the industry and government,” she said. “WIMs allow carriers to be screened for legal weight compliance at highway speeds, reducing the number of trucks that need to enter a weigh station to have weight checked on a static scale.”
The integration of WIMs with the PrePass system benefits agencies responsible for infrastructure by helping to identify non-compliant, overweight vehicles. This reduces excessive wear and tear on pavement while it also saves compliant carriers time, fuel and money each time they can safely bypass a weigh station.
The 12 approved PrePass sites slated for WIM installations include:
- Kingman and Topock ports of entry in Arizona;
- West Harrison inspection facility in Indiana;
- Kanorado and Wabaunsee weigh stations in Kansas;
- Both northbound and southbound Cheyenne weigh stations and eastbound Evanston weigh station in Wyoming;
- Both eastbound and westbound Guernsey weigh stations in Ohio; and
- Dallas and Jasper weigh stations in Iowa.
HELP and WIM provider International Road Dynamics, Inc. (IRD), recently hosted a complimentary webinar to educate weigh station personnel and other stakeholders about the value of deploying WIMs.
Nearly 540,000 trucks from over 45,000 fleets are currently enrolled in the PrePass weigh station bypassing service. Since 1997, PrePass has provided over 670 million actual truck bypasses, saving carriers more than $4.8 billion in operational costs.
For more information, visit prepassnow.com.