Omnitracs Adds PrePass to Platform

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Omnitracs serves customers in more than 50 countries and employs more than 2,000 workers worldwide. (Getty Images via

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Omnitracs has entered into a partnership with PrePass Safety Alliance to provide PrePass, the weigh station bypass application, on its Omnitracs One platform.

“This partnership between Omnitracs and PrePass Safety Alliance brings together two U.S.-based organizations known for providing efficient, cost-effective solutions to help fleets make safe, on-time deliveries to their customers,” PrePass Safety Alliance CEO Mark Doughty said in a release. “With more than 650,000 commercial vehicles from pre-qualified fleets currently enjoying our service, we know that integrating PrePass with Omnitracs One will save motor carriers even more time, fuel and money.”

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has determined preliminary inspections cost a fleet five minutes of drive time and 0.4 gallons of fuel per truck, Omnitracs noted, adding the agency also found secondary inspections cost 30 minutes of drive time and raise the risk of potential violations and out-of-service notifications.



According to the PrePass Safety Alliance, PrePass trucks bypass an open, working weigh station 12.3 times per month on average, saving a typical 100-truck fleet more than $128,000 each year.

“The ability to add the PrePass application is one more proof point demonstrating the adaptability of the Omnitracs One platform, providing customers with the flexibility to choose those applications that best meet their individual fleet needs,” said Mick Milnark, Omnitracs vice president of product management.

With the PrePass app, drivers are informed of an upcoming weigh station when crossing a geofence threshold 2 miles out. PrePass then verifies the carrier credentials, safety scores and vehicle weights, where available, to determine the bypass decision. Drivers receive notification on Omnitracs One to bypass or pull into the weigh station, all while the truck travels at highway speed.


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In addition, fleets receive mobile safety alerts for work zones, traffic congestion, crashes ahead, brake checks, runaway ramps, traffic incidents, rest areas, gusty winds, steep grades, truck parking, weather alerts, and no commercial vehicle areas.

PrePass Safety Alliance is a nonprofit public-private partnership established in 1993 with origins that trace to a multiyear truck safety demonstration program that began in the mid-1980s. It was then that a group of state department of transportation directors and trucking executives sought a way to pre-screen and weigh qualified, safe commercial trucks at highway speeds.

Omnitracs, a Solera Holdings Inc. company, serves customers in more than 50 countries and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. Solera, a data intelligence company, acquired Omnitracs in June.

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