The PrePass MOTION app gives carriers the option to expand bypass opportunities using mobile devices, in conjunction with the PrePass transponder. While transponder technology is the industry gold standard with 99.9% reliability, the MOTION weigh station bypass app is a perfect solution where cellular service is strong.

And just like all PrePass services, PrePass MOTION is backed by the same excellent customer support you’ve come to expect from the most established and trusted weigh station bypass provider in the country.

PrePass Just Got Better

Nothing can replace the effectiveness and reliability of PrePass’ proven transponder technology. But there are compelling reasons to use our weigh station bypass mobile app in tandem with a transponder.

Are you interested in bypassing weigh stations that do not offer bypassing with the PrePass transponder? PrePass MOTION expands your options. No other bypass service works harder to make sure you get as many green lights as possible, no matter where you travel.

  • Available for FREE to PrePass weigh station bypass subscribers
  • Simply download the app and contact PrePass to activate
  • Hands-free operation ensures hands stay on the steering wheel
  • Excellent customer service support to handle any issues and keep you moving

Documentation:  MOTION Driver Guide |  MOTION Admin Guide

How it Works

  • Log in to your PrePass account and enter your ID number.
  • Confirm your vehicle information.
  • Select “Driving Mode” to enable the application.
  • “Weigh Station” notification pops up on the screen when nearing a weigh station.
  • Upon approach, you’ll receive one of two signals:
  • GREEN: Bypass
    RED: Pull in and enter scale

  • When you’re back on the road, the application returns to Driving Mode.

Motion App

PrePass MOTION is a tablet and telematics-based application that utilizes proprietary state-of-the-art geolocation and geo-fencing technology. HELP’s primary mission is highway safety with a focus on reducing distracted driving. In addition, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations clearly outline violations for truck drivers who use handheld mobile phones while driving, as well as for their employers. Therefore, HELP does not provide PrePass MOTION on smartphone devices at this time.

The PrePass MOTION app gives carriers the option to expand bypass opportunities using tablet devices, and may be used with a PrePass transponder. While transponder technology is the industry gold standard with 99.9% accuracy, the MOTION weigh station bypass app provides expanded coverage to enforcement locations without a transponder reader.

Depending on where you operate, PrePass MOTION will expand bypassing opportunities at weigh stations that are not currently equipped with PrePass transponder technology. And MOTION is included with your PrePass service.

While PrePass and Drivewyze (pronounced “Drivewise”) both provide weigh station bypass services on a mobile platform, there are several key differences. The first is that PrePass offers both a mobile bypass app and transponder bypass solution. A comprehensive study completed by Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) shows that cellular bypassing accuracy ranges from 81.5% to 93.9% in controlled conditions where cellular signals are good. On the other hand, the PrePass transponder accurately communicates data at a rate of 99.99%.

PrePass MOTION (available on both Android and Apple iOS devices) works in tandem with the PrePass transponder to increase the ability to bypass when a PrePass reader is present at the weigh station while expanding service to locations without PrePass readers. In this scenario, the MOTION weigh station bypass app defaults to the more reliable transponder when a reader is present. Similar to Drivewyze, customers can use the MOTION bypass app without a transponder, however with a reduced accuracy rate.

The PrePass transponder also allows for bypassing within other transponder-based bypass networks including NORPASS and Oregon Green Light sites. Customers can request the addition of these services for free through PrePass. In addition to third party bypass, transponders also provide the ability to add toll payment services. PrePass Plus provides weigh station bypassing and toll payments with one transponder. Cellular applications will not be able to provide for electronic toll payments in the foreseeable future. In addition, PrePass offers powerful data visualization tools including INFORM Safety and INFORM Tolling available only to PrePass customers.

PrePass developed MOTION to minimize data consumption while providing the highest bypass rates available. Bypass rates using MOTION or Drivewyze will vary depending on the site location, WIM placement, device model and cellular carrier.

The PrePass MOTION application is currently available to download on open Android and Apple iOS tablets. PrePass is in discussions with several fleet management telematics companies to provide easy and accessible use of the PrePass MOTION application on proprietary tablets in the future.

PrePass MOTION will consume minimal data. If you travel through 30 weigh stations in a month, the approximate amount of data the app will consume for that month will be about 1 MB. The data usage for PrePass MOTION with this usage is similar to 2 minutes of streaming music or 15 seconds of streaming video.

Cellular provider performance varies based on geographic territories. Refer to your data plan provider for coverage across the areas you travel.

The PrePass MOTION app gives carriers the option to expand bypass opportunities using mobile devices, separately or in conjunction with the PrePass transponder. Transponder technology is the industry gold standard with 99.9% accuracy, and works with MOTION to provide coverage where transponder readers are not present.

PrePass MOTION is another way to expand the value of the PrePass service you have today. It is included as part of your PrePass service fees.

One of the primary differences between transponders and cellular-based mobile applications is how signals are transmitted between weigh stations and trucks. PrePass transponders transmit and receive signals with almost 100% accuracy within milliseconds. Alternatively cellular signals can be dropped or experience a latency in signaling. The signal can also be affected by terrain, weather and the quality of the GPS chip set. In these cases, the driver will receive a “Pull-In” message. While cellular technology is not as reliable as the transponder, it is more easily deployable to some locations where it is not economically feasible to install PrePass readers.

Yes. For users running ELD on a tablet, the two applications can run concurrently.

PrePass MOTION will display only the date and not the time stamp. In the weigh facility, the officer will see the same information they see today such as the DOT number, License Plate, Equipment ID, Vehicle Weight and the Green Light or Red Light decision. PrePass MOTION will only identify your location for the purpose of weigh station bypassing and alerts.

PrePass MOTION is designed specifically for tablets. If you are attempting to install from an unsupported device, you will either not be able to find the application on the App Store, or see a message that you are using an incompatible device.

If you lose connectivity, the MOTION screen will display the message “Follow Road Signs” if you are utilizing the MOTION app only. However, if you also have a PrePass transponder, you will receive a red or green light signal from your transponder and you should follow the transponder alert.

No. Electronic toll payment is not currently available via cellular systems. Tolling requires a compatible RFID tolling or PrePass transponder to ensure reliability and accuracy.

There will be no changes to your PrePass billing statement. You will not receive a separate bill and all bypass transactions will appear the same when using MOTION and the PrePass transponder.

Yes. When a driver logs into MOTION, they must identify the driver and the truck.

A driver does not have to log out of the MOTION app when not driving. However if the application is left in ‘driving’ mode, the application will continue to use device battery and power while running. Therefore, it is advisable to exit the ‘driving’ mode if the driver remains logged in when vehicle is not in use.

PrePass sites that are equipped with transponder technology (RFID readers) will signal your transponder with the appropriate decision (green or red light). In this case, MOTION will alert you that you are approaching a weigh station as well as notify you to ‘Follow in-cab transponder’. At weigh stations not equipped with transponder technology and offering MOTION bypassing only, you will not be signaled on your transponder and MOTION will provide the appropriate decision on the tablet screen.

NORPASS and Oregon Green Light are RFID transponder-based bypass programs and are not compatible with the MOTION application. PrePass can enroll your PrePass transponder in the NORPASS and Oregon Green Light programs on your behalf. Or, you can enroll your NORPASS or Green Light transponder in the PrePass program for transponder-based bypassing.

Yes. Auto transport vehicles often must position the transponder in a position readable by the reader pole. MOTION is not affected by the configuration of the truck.