PrePass is an automatic vehicle identification (AVI) system that enables participating transponder-equipped commercial vehicles to be pre-screened throughout the nation at designated weigh stations, port-of-entry facilities and agricultural interdiction facilities. Cleared vehicles are then able to “bypass” the facility while traveling at highway speed, eliminating the need to stop.
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- No Initial Expense
- Low Cost – Flat rate By-pass or Seasonal non-op rates
Contact PrePass for further information, let them know you are a member of
“Western States Trucking Association” and/or “American Alliance Drug Testing“.
Seasonal (non-use) $4.99
(PrePass retail price is $17.65)
(909) 985-2348 fax
800-773-7277, option 2, x-317-3572
How to Sign-up
- New applications must be faxed or emailed to Lorraine at WSTA or Andrea at PrePass.
- Customer maintenance requests must be sent to Support@PrePass.com
- Seasonal Shut off request must be made via:
- Billing inquiries can only be made by Lorraine at WSTA. PrePass will provide the requested billing information to Lorraine who will provide it to the customer.
What Is PrePass?
PrePass is an automatic vehicle identification (AVI) system that enables participating transponder-equipped commercial vehicles to be pre-screened throughout the nation at designated weigh stations, port-of-entry facilities and agricultural interdiction facilities. Cleared vehicles are then able to “bypass” the facility while traveling at highway speed, eliminating the need to stop. Vehicles participating in the PrePass program are pre-certified.
Customers’ safety records and credentials are routinely verified with state & federal agencies to ensure adherence to the safety and bypass criteria established by PrePass and member states. If an approaching PrePass-equipped vehicle’s weight and credentials are found to be satisfactory, a green light and audible signal from the windshield mounted PrePass transponder advise the driver to bypass the weigh station.
Otherwise a red light and audible signal advise the driver to pull into the weigh station for regular processing.
Vehicles bypassing inspection facilities save drivers and their companies valuable time on the road, thereby reducing fuel and operating costs, while increasing productivity (See “Calculating Your Savings“).
PrePass also benefits member states and everyone who uses our nation’s highways. By reducing congestion around inspection facilities and enabling state inspection staff to focus their efforts on carriers that demand the most attention, PrePass helps make the roadways safer for everyone.
Step 1: About a mile before a PrePass-equipped weigh station, a PrePass truck is identified through communication between the in-cab transponder and the Advanced Vehicle Identification (AVI) reader.
Step 2: The PrePass system automatically checks the truck’s safety and credential clearance status.
Step 3: Based on the truck’s clearance status, the PrePass system sends a signal to the truck’s transponder, which notifies the driver of the screening result both visually and audibly. A green light indicates a bypass and a red light indicates that the driver must pull into the weigh station.
Step 4: To help maintain system integrity, some PrePass trucks are randomly selected and receive a red light, requiring them to pull into the weigh station where a carrier’s compliance can be confirmed.
Step 5: A roadside bypass compliance reader identifies when any non-compliant truck fails to pull into the weigh station.
Step 6: A truck’s bypass screening signal will continue to flash for approximately 15 minutes after passing the weigh station. This valuable feature provides confirmation of the vehicle’s bypass status for both the driver and enforcement.
PrePass accurately identifies 99.99% of participating trucks and generates the bypass decision in 1 second.