SOURCE: HELP Incorporated

HELP Incorporated

June 19, 2012 08:00 ET

PrePass Truck Enrollment Reaches New High

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Jun 19, 2012) - More than 426,000 commercial motor carriers have enrolled in the PrePass weigh station safety screening system, bringing participation to an all-time high.

"The recent growth in participation by motor carriers is a testament to bottom line safety and economic benefits carriers receive," said Richard A. Clasby, president and CEO of HELP Incorporated, the PrePass service provider. "To date, carriers have saved more than 41 million hours of driver time, nearly 200 million gallons of fuel, and operating savings of $3.3 billion."

PrePass is the nation's largest truck safety e-screening program. Qualified motor carriers may electronically comply with state weight, safety and credential requirements at 301 locations in 31 states while bypassing sites at highway speed.

According to Karen Rasmussen, vice chairman of HELP Incorporated and president of the Arizona Trucking Association, "PrePass has been a great safety tool for the trucking industry, as well as a way for carriers to better serve their shippers."

PrePass participation is voluntary and to be eligible carriers meet minimum state-established safety and credential requirements. Carriers pay a monthly service fee of about $17. Over 90 percent of the nation's top 100 for-hire carriers and thousands of private fleets and owner-operators are saving time, money and fuel with PrePass.

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 is the PrePass weigh station safety screening service. More than 426,000 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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