January 04, 2011 11:28 ET

HELP Incorporated President Announces Retirement

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - Dick Landis, president and CEO of Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate, Inc. (HELP), has announced he will retire in July 2011. HELP Inc. is the public-private partnership that provides PrePass® and other intelligent transportation services for commercial vehicle operators. Landis has been with the organization since December 1993.

"Dick Landis has made a career of improving the safety of America's transportation system," said Larry Davis, HELP's chairman. "He capped his very successful career by taking the concept of allowing trucks to comply electronically with state safety, credential and weight requirements, from dream to reality."

HELP's board of directors is in the process of interviewing search firms and will select one to assist in a nationwide search for a successor. 

About PrePass

Nearly 415,000 trucks have enrolled in the PrePass weigh station service nationwide. PrePass and its electronic toll collection companion service are operational at weigh stations and/or toll plazas in 35 states, including: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. PrePass enables states to meet Federal CVISN requirements.

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