December 02, 2014 14:00 ET

Record Number of Fleets Drive PrePass to Service Milestone

Over 40,000 Safe, Qualified Fleets Benefit From Saving Time, Fuel and Money

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - December 02, 2014) - HELP Inc., the non-profit public/private partnership that provides PrePass® weigh station bypass and other truck safety and efficiency services, has announced that its signature PrePass bypass solution is now serving more than 40,000 qualified fleet customers with a combined total of more than 491,000 trucks. Once these companies were e-screened for safety and credentials, they became eligible to bypass 310 weigh stations and inspection facilities in 31 states. HELP also continues to regularly expand its bypass services by strategically working with states to develop new sites across the country. The HELP board has approved funding for several new PrePass sites so far in 2014.

"Without exception, our PrePass customers are saving time and cutting costs, which in today's operating environment can make the difference between getting home or spending mandated time off in a sleeper berth or a company-paid hotel room," said Karen Rasmussen, president and chief executive officer of HELP Inc. "Reaching this milestone number of qualified fleets that are using PrePass is significant in that it confirms the value of the program with motor carriers as well as with the states that recognize it as a proven way to let them focus their attention on non-PrePass carriers."

A long-term PrePass customer, Tom Kretsinger, Jr., president of American Central Transport based in Missouri, says, "We were one of the original PrePass carriers. We initially began using the service for time savings, but what we have found over the years is that it's a great driver recruiting and retention tool. We also use PrePass now to continually reinforce and promote our safety culture."

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About HELP Inc.

HELP Inc. (HELP) is the non-profit public/private partnership serving the transportation industry. Innovative trucking companies, enforcement agencies and state DOTs founded the organization in 1993 to improve highway safety and efficiency. HELP ensures its initiatives benefit both public and private sectors through safety policies developed by a board of directors comprised of an equal number of public officials and commercial vehicle operators. Services offered include PrePass, PrePass Plus and other truck safety technologies. HELP's investment of more than $400 million has sped the deployment of intelligent transportation systems and has improved safety, air quality and highway preservation. For additional information, visit

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