Kentucky deploying PrePass truck technology

Over the next 28 months, Kentucky's adoption of PrePass truck technology should save the trucking industry and the Kentucky manufacturers they serve, nearly $27 million in operational costs and will reduce vehicle emissions by 3,600 metric tons, in addition to improving safety for the motoring public, according to PrePass officials.

PrePass will assume operation of the 12 mainline preclearance inspection sites in Kentucky in the Spring 2012. These preclearance sites have been operated by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet since the mid-1990s.

"With PrePass, Kentucky's mainline truck screening system will see a tremendous increase in carrier participation," says Richard A Clasby, president and chief executive officer of HELP Inc, the public-private partnership that operates PrePass. "As participation increases, so do system benefits to motor carriers, government agencies, manufacturers, and the motoring public."

By eliminating weigh station stops and idling in queues, PrePass can save the trucking industry time, money, and fuel and enables state inspection staff to direct their efforts toward the carriers that most require attention.

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