PrePass-approved carriers now enjoy even more opportunities to save time, money and fuel when trucking through the Sunshine State.
PrePass Safety Alliance, the provider of PrePass bypass services, partnered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) to offer PrePass Ag at an additional 30 sites. This service allows commercial carriers that do not haul dedicated agricultural cargo to bypass select agricultural inspection stations in Florida in the same way they bypass PrePass equipped weigh stations.
PrePass Ag is available as a free add-on service to PrePass Weigh Station Bypass or PrePass Plus accounts. While there is no charge to apply for a permit to bypass agricultural inspections stations, carriers must still submit an application to FDACS.
As with PrePass, qualifying trucks use the MOTION mobile application or a windshield-mounted transponder to transmit and receive messages while approaching an inspection station. A bypass message on the mobile app or a green light on the transponder alerts the driver that the vehicle has qualified to bypass the ag facility and does not need to pull in.
Florida is currently the only state that allows certain carriers to bypass agriculture inspection stations. Trucks that are not hauling agriculture, aquaculture or horticulture cargo can qualify by submitting an application to PrePass.
These new PrePass Ag sites also offer bypass service using PrePass MOTION™ mobile application for iOS and Android powered smartphones and tablets, as well as for select telematics devices. PrePass MOTION includes safety ALERTS™, proactive notifications of upcoming road hazards including high wind areas, steep grades and roads that prohibit commercial vehicle traffic.
To submit your application, go the PrePass Ag website and click on “download application.”