Jul 9, 2013
Phoenix (July 9, 2013) – HELP’s PrePass truck safety screening service has reached an all-time high enrollment with more than 450,000 trucks now participating in the service.
“The enrollment of safe trucks is among our most important measurements of success,” said Karen Rasmussen, President and CEO of HELP Inc., the public-private partnership that provides PrePass, PrePass Plus, 360SmartView and other safety and efficiency services. “This significant milestone in truck participation provides direct benefits to commercial vehicle inspection agencies and truckers alike.”
PrePass is the largest preclearance system in North America, available at more than 300 inspection facilities in 31 states. By allowing compliant trucks and safe drivers to bypass PrePass-equipped inspection facilities, PrePass ensures weigh station queues are more likely to be motor carriers in need of enforcement scrutiny. For the motor carrier industry, bypassing means reduced fuel consumption, driver time and operational costs.
“HELP’s Board of Directors attributes our twenty-year success with PrePass to two primary elements,” Rasmussen added. “The first is the unparalleled safety, security and toll collection interoperability made possible through the use of hands-free transponders. The second is a data policy that, unlike other truck screening systems, assures our motor carrier customers that they are not held to a higher standard because they adopt PrePass technology.”
Since its inception, PrePass has resulted in saving more than 221 million gallons of fuel, 46 million hours of driver time and $3.8 billion operational savings.