June 1, 2020

How did PrePass begin?

PrePass Safety Alliance, formerly known as HELP Inc., began in the late 1980s as the Crescent Project, a collaborative research program between state transportation directors and trucking company executives in western states and British Columbia. Their objective was simple: to make roads safer for all highway users and more efficient for motor carriers by using technology to weigh trucks at highway speeds and allow compliant trucks to bypass weigh stations.

The Crescent Project involved the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington, and the province of British Columbia. The results of the Crescent Project led to the creation of PrePass Safety Alliance and the launch of the PrePass service. Today, PrePass Safety Alliance’s PrePass e-screening and weigh station bypass, coupled with its PrePass Plus toll management system, represent not only North America’s largest truck safety pre-clearance service but also the nation’s largest vehicle-to infrastructure (v2i) program.