PrePass is the industry’s only integrated bypass and toll solutions provider and has been serving the community for 25+ years.  With over 750,000 trucks using PrePass services, there are many misconceptions about how we operate, so we thought we’d provide some information to help provide clarity on what we hear most.

1. PrePass does not charge extra for transponders.

PrePass bypass sevice requires a transponder and/or the mobile bypass application loaded on a tablet or telematics device, which transmits truck credential information to weigh stations, ports of entry and inspection facilities. PrePass users pay a low monthly subscription fee per truck, and the transponder and mobile application are included in the service.

2. PrePass does not track your driving habits.

Law enforcement agencies can use a variety of information sources to determine whether a truck driver has exceeded his or her hours of service, such as logbook or electronic logging device data, bills of lading, fuel and other receipts, etc. However, PrePass does not collect or disseminate any driver’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Unlike other bypass providers, PrePass also does not time or date stamp bypasses, and all carrier PrePass transaction data is automatically purged after 90 days. As required by law, PrePass will respond to enforcement requests evolving out of hit-and-run accidents, suspected drug trafficking or human trafficking, or legal subpoenas. PrePass is committed to data privacy and security.

3. PrePass does not claim bypasses at closed sites or where enforcement personnel are NOT present.

PrePass counts in its official number of locations only those weigh stations/truck inspection facilities or mobile sites that are open and operational on a regular basis. In contrast, others may count areas that are temporarily geo-fenced, so-called “virtual locations,” which are seldom in regular use. PrePass does not count or report a bypass where you have received no actual value or bypass of enforcement activity. At PrePass, a bypass reflects a real transaction, with real savings in time and money.

4. PrePass does not share your data with the government.

Everyone is rightfully concerned about data privacy these days. And while traffic cameras and even your cell phone can follow your every move, PrePass does not. The only time your data may be shared with the government, aside from when it is used to determine whether you can bypass a weigh station or truck inspection facility, is when it’s been subpoenaed in a legal proceeding.

5. PrePass does not operate for a profit.

PrePass is provided and operated by a non-profit, public-private partnership. The advantage for PrePass customers is that decisions made by PrePass Safety Alliance, a partnership between the trucking industry and government, aren’t motivated by profit. All fees paid by carriers to participate in PrePass go to operate and expand the system and invest in safe and efficient roadways.  PrePass Safety Alliance was founded 25 years ago to achieve this mission and PrePass is operated in support of this mission, and carriers and states both benefit from this partnership.