SOURCE: HELP Incorporated

HELP Incorporated

May 21, 2012 08:00 ET

Nationwide CVO Interoperability With Prepass

Florida to Oregon Just Got a Lot Easier

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 21, 2012) - PrePass is making interoperability a snap by allowing commercial vehicle operators enrolling in the PrePass weigh station safety system to have the option of receiving a transponder they can enroll in all truck screening programs in which they qualify.

According to Richard A. Clasby, president and CEO of HELP Incorporated, the PrePass service provider, "If our customers wish to participate in other truck safety screening programs, we want to make it as easy as possible for them."

PrePass is the nation's largest truck screening program. Qualified motor carriers may electronically comply with state weight, safety and credential requirements at over 300 locations in 31 states while bypassing sites at highway speed. Participation by motor carriers is strictly voluntary.

For more than a decade, PrePass has enabled nationwide interoperability by allowing motor carriers to enroll transponders from other programs in its system. Carriers interested in participating only in PrePass were loaned a device at no cost.

According to Clasby, "PrePass will make interoperability easier for carriers by selling them a device when they enroll that can be used in all truck safety screening programs or proprietary applications using this technology such as yard access and other programs. Carriers wishing to only participate in PrePass will still be loaned a device at no cost."

The availability of transponders for use in other truck screening programs does not change PrePass' data confidentiality policy for weigh station events.

HELP Incorporated (HELP) is transportation's premier, not-for-profit partnership. Its mission is to improve highway safety and efficiency. HELP ensures its initiatives benefit the public and private sectors through a board comprised of an equal number of public officials and commercial vehicle operators. HELP provides each state with control over its service offerings to accommodate each jurisdiction's unique needs, staffing and enforcement priorities. HELP's investment of more than $400 million has sped the deployment of ITS and has improved safety, air quality and highway preservation.

HELP's flagship service the PrePass weigh station service. More than 425,000 trucks have voluntarily enrolled. PrePass and its electronic toll collection companion service are operational at weigh stations and/or toll plazas in 38 states, including: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. PrePass enables states to meet federal CVISN requirements.

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