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October 22, 2017 5:00 PM, EDT
Help Launches ELD and Weigh Station Apps
Help Inc.'s Mark Doughty Doughty by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Help Inc. announced two new apps — one in the crowded electronic logging device field, and another as a mobile weigh station bypass app.

Help’s PrePass ELD is available in Android and iOS formats and can be downloaded to a tablet or smartphone and tethered to a device plugged into a truck’s diagnostic port.

PrePass ELD is available for $12.99 per driver per month for carriers that subscribe to Help’s PrePass weigh station bypass service. PrePass ELD goes for $14.99 per driver per month when purchased on a stand-alone basis.

The product is targeted to small and medium-sized carriers, said Mark Doughty, vice president and COO.

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The PrePass ELD seeks to take advantage of Help’s strengths as it competes with an estimated 135 ELD providers, stressing its strong customer support, 25 years’ experience and solid relationships with agency regulators, Doughty said.

Phoenix-based Help also rolled out PrePass Motion, a mobile phone app that builds on its PrePass transponder-based weigh station bypass service. PrePass Motion was developed to interact with more locations, allowing users to bypass sites that do not have PrePass transponder infrastructure, said Karen Rasmussen, Help president and CEO.

PrePass Motion is free for current PrePass customers, and will be available later this year for Android and iOS devices.

Last month Help launched Inform Tolling, which provides data analytics that track where truck tolls are being assessed and the prices being charged.