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Latest Drivewyze offering speeds up inspection process at weigh stations

E-inspection allows quick transfer of data from truck to inspecting officer

Drivewyze, known primarily for its weigh station bypass software, is rolling out a new product offering a quicker inspection if a truck gets pulled over into the on-road facility.

The product has been dubbed E-inspection. Culminating what Doug Johnson, vice president of marketing, said was an effort that took several years, Drivewyze is offering drivers in three states, for now, the opportunity to electronically transfer inspection data from their ELDs directly to the enforcement officer at a weigh station. The three states are Maryland, Maine and Virginia, and Johnson said in an email to FreightWaves that signing on those states and other “stakeholder agencies” was a process that took several years to complete.

At present, drivers who are pulled into a weigh station and are subjected to a Level III inspection are required to manually transfer the data to the inspection agent. With E-inspection, data can be pulled from the ELD hosting Drivewyze and transferred to the inspector “in a matter of minutes versus the traditional 30-, 60-minute processing time at weigh stations,” Drivewyze CEO Brian Heath said in a prepared statement announcing the offering. “It’s a major step in the modernization of roadside inspections.”

Johnson said the current slow process for conducting a Level III inspection means that “only a fraction of trucks that are pulled through into a weigh station get inspected, and most get waved through because it takes up to half an hour for an officer to collect all the information needed to conduct even a simple Level III inspection.”

And while that may seem attractive on the surface to drivers, it also means that drivers with strong safety records won’t get the opportunity to have that recorded and improve their CSA score in the process, Johnson said. 

The stakeholders include ELD providers that host the Drivewyze Preclear product. The announcement about the release of what Drivewyze is calling E-inspections quoted several of them, including from Stephen White Jr., Class 8 business development manager from Geotab. “It’s why we made sure to have the software integration support needed to run the E-inspections from Drivewyze,” he said in the prepared statement.  

Eventually, Johnson said, “we expect that all of our partners will join this program.” He added that  there is no cost for current customers of the Drivewyze PreClear service.

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John Kingston

John has an almost 40-year career covering commodities, most of the time at S&P Global Platts. He created the Dated Brent benchmark, now the world’s most important crude oil marker. He was Director of Oil, Director of News, the editor in chief of Platts Oilgram News and the “talking head” for Platts on numerous media outlets, including CNBC, Fox Business and Canada’s BNN. He covered metals before joining Platts and then spent a year running Platts’ metals business as well. He was awarded the International Association of Energy Economics Award for Excellence in Written Journalism in 2015. In 2010, he won two Corporate Achievement Awards from McGraw-Hill, an extremely rare accomplishment, one for steering coverage of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and the other for the launch of a public affairs television show, Platts Energy Week.

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