Drivewyze and the Texas Dept. of Public Safety have announced the addition of the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service at the state’s six busiest commercial vehicle weigh stations. The sites went live this week.
The new Texas stations:
- Queen City Weigh Station on U.S. Highway 59 northbound (about 23 miles south of Texarkana near the Texas/Arkansas border)
- Penwell weigh stations on U.S. Interstate 20 eastbound and westbound (near mile marker 103 and Odessa, about 50 miles southeast of the New Mexico/Texas border)
- Devine weigh stations on U.S. Interstate 35 northbound and southbound (near mile marker 121, about 5 miles south of Devine and 35 miles southwest of San Antonio)
- New Waverly Weigh Station on U.S. Interstate 45 northbound (near mile marker 101, about 60 miles north of Houston)
What’s more, within a month, the Texas Dept. of Public Safety plans to activate Drivewyze bypass services at 51 additional fixed locations and 17 mobile sites.
Drivewyze said this will represent the single-largest state deployment of weigh station bypass services.
“By offering mobile-based inspection site bypass throughout the state, the Texas Department of Public Safety will significantly enhance the efficiency of truck transportation while improving the safety of the motoring public,” said Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze.
“Once fully deployed, Drivewyze will be bigger than any other inspection site bypass program in Texas,” he continued. “With 74 sites, that’s nearly 70 more locations in the Lone Star State than the next biggest program. This announcement comes less than a month after Drivewyze went live at 20 sites in Florida.”
“Drivewyze allows us to enhance existing inspection site bypasses currently offered to safe commercial operators with additional bypass opportunities,” said Major Chris Nordloh with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
“Many more of our Commercial Vehicle Enforcement troopers and inspectors utilize this technology to prescreen safe commercial operators, allowing them to concentrate their attention on those unsafe carriers that need additional scrutiny while maximizing limited resources,” he added.
With the addition of the six sites in Texas, Drivewyze PreClear is now available at 297 locations in 22 states. After it’s fully deployed in Texas, Drivewyze PreClear will be available at a total of 365 locations.
Click here for a Drivewyze map of all of the active weigh stations in Texas and across the country.