October 4, 2021 12:00 PM, EDT

The Top 5 Benefits of Weigh Station Bypassing

Motor carriers can choose from many technologies to make their operation more efficient, profitable and safe. And when it comes to weigh station bypassing, a small investment can pay quick and significant dividends. When you consider that PrePass offers more features than any other weigh station bypass service provider, then the benefits become even greater. Here are five important benefits your trucking operation can receive with PrePass.

#1 – Keep drivers driving on time.

Delays in a trip or not moving freight create a cost to your business. According to the American Transportation Research Institute, these challenges run you about $65 per hour. In addition, the job of truck driving is more stressful than ever. Hours of service, lack of available truck parking and long detention times at shippers and receivers create daily uncertainties. Even a brief delay can cause a driver to be late for an appointment or force a rest break in a location they did not plan to stop. Bypassing weigh stations not only helps drivers be more productive, it reduces stress. And anything that helps reduce stress benefits drivers.

#2 – Save fuel and money.

Fuel is one of the largest expenses for any motor carrier, so it’s always important to find ways to save on fuel costs, especially idling. According to the FMCSA, bypassing a weigh station saves on average $8.68, including half a gallon of fuel. Motor carriers realize these savings because they don’t spend time idling and burning fuel at these facilities. Bypassing also saves carriers money by reducing wear and tear on equipment, which means lower maintenance and equipment costs.

#3 - Improve driver retention and recruiting.

For drivers paid by the mile, sitting at a weigh station can be frustrating. Weigh station bypass helps drivers maximize their earnings by keeping them moving. This makes happier drivers and happier drivers stay with companies longer. In fact, a PrePass customer survey found that providing a bypass service is one of the top three driver benefits motor carriers can offer. And when it comes to recruiting, weigh station bypassing tells drivers you invest in technologies that make their jobs easier.

#4 – Reduce truck crash risk.

Any time a truck slows down or stops, crash risk increases. With weigh station bypassing, you reduce crash risk at weigh facilities because there is no slowing down or merging back into traffic. When you add PrePass electronic toll payment services, you reduce crash risk even more. Also, fewer crashes can translate into lower insurance premiums.

#5 – Improve safety scores.

PrePass is the only weigh station bypass service provider that offers easy, actionable data for carriers. This allows you to monitor your overall safety performance all the way down to the results of each individual law enforcement inspection. PrePass INFORM Safety software is available at no charge with the PrePass weigh station bypass service. And with easy visibility into the anatomy of your fleet’s inspection history, it gives you priceless information to help keep safety scores positive and find areas for improvement.


PrePass® is the leading and most utilized weigh station bypass and toll payment platform in North America. PrePass helps qualified commercial motor carriers stay on schedule and safely bypass inspection facilities at highway speeds using either the PrePass app, transponder or both. This includes over 650,000 commercial vehicles utilizing PrePass based on their safety compliance and up-to-date credentials. PrePass also offers electronic toll payment services, INFORM™ Safety and Tolling software, and mobile driver ALERTS™. Learn more at or contact PrePass today at or by calling (800) 773-7277, option #2.


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