PHOENIX – PrePass-approved trucks are now eligible to be pre-cleared for bypassing the weigh stations near Hillsborough, NC, making North Carolina the 32nd state in the country to offer this truck safety electronic screening technology.
HELP Inc., the provider of PrePass, International Road Dynamics Inc., the provider of NCPass, and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol jointly announced in April 2015 their agreement to allow PrePass users the safety and efficiency benefits of bypassing at the Hillsborough weigh stations.
PrePass fleets that have provided PrePass a current photo of a typical truck from their fleet can bypass the eastbound and westbound weigh stations on Interstates 40 and 85, six miles west of Hillsborough. The truck photo is a North Carolina-specific credential that can be easily uploaded by fleets via firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It is exciting to see many months of hard work come to fruition,” said HELP Inc. President and CEO Karen Rasmussen. “The expansion of PrePass into North Carolina provides additional bypass opportunities to those fleets and drivers that travel throughout the southeast, while the system allows weigh station personnel to focus on trucks that may need additional attention. It’s another great example of industry and government working together to move freight more safely and efficiently throughout our country.”
More than 533,000 trucks from over 45,000 fleets are currently enrolled in the PrePass commercial vehicle pre-clearance and bypass service. Since 1997, PrePass has provided nearly 670 million actual truck bypasses, saving carriers almost $4.8 billion in operational costs.
About HELP Inc. Innovative trucking company leaders, enforcement agencies and state DOTs founded HELP Inc. in 1993 to improve highway safety and efficiency. As North America’s most successful non-profit public/private partnership serving the trucking industry and commercial enforcement, HELP has invested more than $600 million to deploy PrePass weigh station bypassing, PrePass Plus electronic toll payment and other truck safety technologies to improve safety, reduce truck-related emissions and preserve highway infrastructure. To ensure HELP’s investments benefit both its public sector partners and its private sector customers, HELP’s policies are developed by a board of directors with an equal number of representatives from each sector. For more information, visit us at www.prepassalliance.org or prepassnow.com.