As the movement toward roadside inspection automation continues to grow, Drivewyze continues to expand its e-Inspection program, with seven states now offering pilot programs to expedite inspections at weigh stations.
Vermont now joins Kansas, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Utah in allowing Drivewyze e-Inspection technology to automate elements of traditional inspections at select weigh stations.
According to Brian Heath, president, and CEO of Drivewyze, drivers and fleets can save up to 30 minutes or more when traditional in-station inspections are accelerated using e-inspection technology.
"Designed with industry and agency needs in mind, e-Inspection leverages existing ELD partnerships and the Drivewyze [weigh-station bypass] platform to deliver accurate and secure automation to FMCSA-approved Level I, II, and III roadside inspections. This saves a tremendous amount of time and eliminates data quality errors.”
Another benefit, he said, is reduced fuel consumption due to idling.
One of the first fleets taking advantage of Drivewyze e-Inspection technologies is Western Express, which operates more than 3,300 trucks. “It’s clear to me that this is the next step for the industry,” said Daniel Patterson, director of safety. “And it’s great for drivers. For new drivers especially, they can be a bit nervous going into an inspection site. By automatically populating the inspection form, the driver’s experience is much more pleasant. Expedited In-Station Inspections go a long way toward helping drivers, and they love it. That’s the feedback we’ve received.”
Drivewyze has leveraged integrations with over 2.5 million ELD devices to bring e-Inspection as a new offering to fleets through its ELD partner ecosystem. Currently, fleets using Platform Science or the Geotab platforms can access and use Expedited Inspections, with Trimble currently in the process of integration. Other Drivewyze ELD partners will be coming on board shortly.
For a limited time, Drivewyze is allowing carriers to enroll in the pilot program at no cost. Fleets can contact Drivewyze or their telematics provider for more information.
According to Heath, faster inspections is just one application of the e-Inspection technology. “There will be more to come,” he said. “Drivewyze will be sharing additional time-saving applications in the near future.”