Weigh-in-motion vs Drivewyze

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by drivingmissdaisy, May 29, 2021.

  1. drivingmissdaisy

    drivingmissdaisy Medium Load Member

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    I've always wondered what to do in this situation but I never knew for sure. And finally it happened.

    The other day I'm going through a weigh in motion scale and I get a roadside sign that says "Truck must enter weigh station" but the next moment my Drivewyze prepass gives me a bypass.

    Whadduyado?
     
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  3. RDBG

    RDBG Light Load Member

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    Fill every tank on that whoor and blow the scale.
     
  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    If u got pre passed then its gonna be in their computer system . if you ever spend time in a scalehouse like some of us do, you can watch the trucks that get prepassed , when they pass under the sensors the officers can see the info pop up on a seperate conputer screen.. atleast thats how it is in montana
     
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  5. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Heavy Load Member

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    Green means go in my book.
     
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  6. drivingmissdaisy

    drivingmissdaisy Medium Load Member

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    Drivewyze is a bit different than prepass. Mine is based on GPS location and cell coverage. The sensors, AFAIK, are for prepass trucks. Drivewyze is through my Omnitracs box.
     
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  7. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Been that way in every scale I've been in..
    I've seen reds too but they don't do anything.
     
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  8. Antinomian

    Antinomian Road Train Member

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    You have to go in. Prepass and DriveWyze are based on you company's previous record. The "Must Enter" sign is based on either a weight threshold set by the scale master, or by some other criteria he's set. If you saw a cop standing at the exit waving you into the weigh station while your PrePass was beeping green would you blow on by?
     
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  9. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    You follow the device in your truck.
     
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  10. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    I follow the most restrictive, in this case "truck must enter weigh station." Yeah, probably not necessary, but I'm not taking any chances.
     
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  11. BigBob410

    BigBob410 Road Train Member

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    If my Drivewyze says bypass I bypass . I thought all the scale signs say all trucks must enter. If they want me they’re more than welcome to come get me.
     
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