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August 26, 2019 11:45 AM, EDT

PrePass Expands to Include Canadian Province

PrePass is expanding into Canada. A Canadian weigh station in Quebec. (Getty Images)

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PrePass, a truck weigh station bypass platform with more than 620,000 trucks enrolled, has expanded into Canada.

An agreement between PrePass Safety Alliance and the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure allows PrePass users to bypass weigh stations in that province, adding 11 locations to PrePass bypass sites, according to the Phoenix-based company.

The agreement also allows Canadian-based trucks and fleets that are using Weigh2GoBC to fully use PrePass bypassing in the United States, subject to individual states’ PrePass bypass criteria. These same trucks and fleets also can use PrePass’ electronic toll payment services within the program’s area of operation.

Transponders allow qualified trucks to bypass weigh stations by electronically verifying a truck’s legal weight, safety rating and credentials while the truck operates at highway speeds. Based on the carrier’s safety score, credentials and truck weight, drivers receive on their transponder either a green light to continue driving or a red light indicating they must report to the weigh station for a possible inspection or weighing on a static scale. — Transport Topics