Drivewyze and the Colorado State Patrol announced that Colorado has become the 19th state to offer the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service, which uses tablets, smartphones and select electronic on-board recorders to provide commercial vehicles with inspection site bypass opportunities.
Drivewyze mobile-based bypass services are now available at 13 fixed locations in Colorado, including the southbound Monument Port of Entry near Exit 11 on U.S. Interstate 25 and the eastbound Loma Port of Entry near Exit 15 on U.S. Interstate 70. The service officially went live on Dec. 13.
Drivewyze leverages cellular networks and the internet to add transponder-like functionality to tablets, smartphones and select electronic on-board recorders like those offered by PeopleNet, Zonar and XRS. Unlike traditional methods that use dedicated short-range communication transponders in every truck, Drivewyze doesn’t require the installation of additional equipment.
Drivewyze is available from Google Play as an app for Android-based tablets or smartphones or from the Drivewyze web site for iOS-based tablets or smartphones. It has assured privacy and data protection, meeting both federal and state distracted driving laws. Drivewyze is designed to benefit safe truck fleets and operators by giving them opportunities to gain bypasses through the strength of their safety scores and other factors including registration and IFTA tax compliance.
A free trial period and in-app trial activation allows drivers and fleets new to the subscription service to take full advantage of bypass opportunities almost immediately. Following the trial period, the regular subscription fee is $15.75 per truck per month. There’s no annual commitment and users can cancel at any time.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.