Drivewyze Named Company of Year In Weigh Station Bypass Systems Market

by Jake Tully - Published: 7/18/2017

Trucking application service Drivewyze Inc. was honored earlier this week with the 2017 North American Frost and Sullivan Award for Company of the Year, as named by the aforementioned market research firm.

Drivewyze, an application specializing in providing digital bypasses for weigh stations in the commercial trucking industry has received recognition in its specific field from Frost and Sullivan.

According to the firm’s Global Commercial Vehicles Research team leader, Chandramowli Kailasam, Drivewyze has been recognized due to cost effectiveness in addition to innovation among its competitors.

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"Drivewyze aptly addressed the shortcomings of existing transponder-based weigh station bypass systems, which require high up-front costs and heavy infrastructure investment, with a nimbler and more cost-efficient weigh station bypass solution," said Kailasam. "Drivewyze accomplishes this through its use of commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) technology—the same technology deployed in modern cellular and Internet networks that deliver mobile calls and data."

Frost and Sullivan report that a carrier with a reputable Federal Motor Carrier Association Inspection Selection System safety score can utilize Drivewyze to bypass weight stations nearly 98% of the time on the road.

The firm also reports that each bypass can save a trucking company an average of $9.31 in operational costs, based on a study of more than 94 million visits from trucks to weigh stations.

"High-performance CMRS technology allows Drivewyze to reliably weigh trucks using Weigh in Motion scales on the highway," said Kailasam. "With that reliable WIM compatibility, and broader national coverage, Drivewyze has eclipsed transponder-based weigh station bypass systems. It offers bypass service along major transportation routes in virtually all US states, with more than 650 fixed and mobile sites across 42 states and Canadian provinces."

In addition to offering bypass service features, Drivewyze also provides a “Heads Up” notification to drivers, providing alerts for inspection sites and weigh stations at more than 1,200 locations throughout the country.

These notifications also allow drivers to see safety alerts on the road, informing drivers of upcoming high-frequency rollover crash sites.

"Since Drivewyze is the only global positioning system (GPS), Internet-based platform requiring no roadside infrastructure, it reduces cost barriers to weigh station bypass deployment for fleet and truck operators as well as state agencies,” said Kailasam.

Frost and Sullivan Best Practices reportedly screened Drivewyze among a field of North American technology in the weigh station bypass systems market.