November 05, 2009 08:00 ET

PrePass: Trucker's Best Friend Just Got a Whole Lot Better

New Product Suite Targets Fleet Efficiency and Air Quality/Highway Safety Improvement Throughout Trucker's Day

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - November 5, 2009) - PrePass® isn't just weigh stations anymore. A new suite of products doubles the number of services and bolsters a commitment to safety and air quality with offerings that enhance truck fleet operations and save carriers money.

"PrePass is one of the top driver benefits according to truck driver surveys," said Richard P. Landis, president and CEO of the public-private partnership that offers the weigh station bypass service. "We anticipate our new suite of services will be equally as important to industry cost-savings and efficiency, while also delivering solid safety and air quality benefits to government and the motoring public."

PrePass is a sophisticated system that enables motor carriers to electronically comply with weight, safety and credential requirements in more than 280 locations in 29 states. PrePass Plus enables motor carriers to pay their E-ZPass® tolls electronically using the same transponder. By avoiding weigh station and toll booth stops and idling in queues, trucks save time, reduce fuel consumption and contribute to a cleaner and safer transportation system.

The new suite of PrePass services includes three value-adding services:

-- Ground Traffic Control™-- a powerful web-based data management application that enables carriers to bolster the safety of their fleets, while delivering new operating efficiencies that save money and reduce fuel consumption and related emissions.

-- eLogs -- the fastest log scanning and auditing service available to help carriers ensure safety and provide comprehensive and efficient log auditing solutions at the lowest cost.

-- Gates -- a fully-integrated gate control access and management system that lets drivers enter and exit terminals using their PrePass transponder and without the unnecessary delay, idling and emissions resulting from manual systems.

"Taken together, the PrePass service suite addresses motor carrier safety and efficiency at 12 critical points in a trucker's day including before the trip; on-the-road; and after the trip," added Landis. "We're confident these new services will improve the productivity of both the states and the industry."

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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 36 states, including: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, 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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