ARLINGTON, Va., April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations announced it is renewing HELP Inc.'s PrePass services as an Endorsed ATA Featured Product, further strengthening the partnership between the two groups. In addition, HELP Inc. has again been named an ATA Corporate Partner.
"HELP Inc. and its innovative PrePass services are an outstanding example of the value created by effective public-private partnerships," said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. "This sort of strategic collaboration strengthens our industry by improving safety, reducing emissions and preserving infrastructure."
More than a half million commercial vehicles from qualified fleets are electronically pre-screened for compliance with federal and state safety and credential requirements through PrePass. This electronic pre-screening allows customers to stay on the road and bypass PrePass-equipped inspection facilities at highway speeds, helping fleets save time, fuel and money while improving transportation safety.
"Since HELP began compiling data in 1997, our PrePass service has provided more than 732 million successful bypasses, or green lights, to qualified motor carriers," said HELP President and CEO Karen Rasmussen. "PrePass has saved carriers more than 61 million man-hours and 294 million gallons of fuel in that period of time, adding up to operational cost savings of over $5.4 billion."
"PrePass offers the nation's only complete service for weigh station bypass, electronic toll payment and safety data management," she said. "HELP's technology leadership and the unmatched accuracy of its PrePass service are testament to why we have again been named both an Endorsed ATA Featured Product and an ATA Corporate Partner."
HELP's PrePass electronic pre-screening and bypass system has more than 300 sites in 32 states. PrePass electronically screens carriers' safety records and credentials before they go out on the road, utilizing only the most current, accurate data available. Information used to screen and determine whether carriers qualify for bypass is subject to stringent security and privacy requirements adopted by HELP's public-private board of directors.
To learn more about the ATA Featured Product program, visit www.atabusinesssolutions.com or call 866-821-3468.
Innovative trucking company leaders, enforcement agencies and state DOTs founded HELP Inc. in 1993 to improve highway safety and efficiency. As North America's most successful non-profit public/private partnership serving the trucking industry and commercial enforcement, HELP has invested more than $700 million to deploy PrePass weigh station bypassing, PrePass Plus electronic toll payment and other truck safety technologies to improve safety, reduce truck-related emissions and preserve highway infrastructure. To ensure HELP's investments benefit both its public sector partners and its private sector customers, HELP's policies are developed by a board of directors with an equal number of representatives from each sector. For more information, visit www.helpinc.us. For information about PrePass, visit www.prepass.com.
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward
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SOURCE American Trucking Associations