Drivewyze offers in-cab driver safety message system for free

Updated Jan 16, 2024
Drivewyze alert screen

Drivewyze, which provides safety and productivity solutions for fleets, drivers, and transportation agencies, recently announced the launch of a free service that delivers in-cab safety messages to all commercial truck drivers. The announcement was made during the Transportation Research Board annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

The new service, called Drivewyze Free, allows fleets and drivers -- using telematics devices, tablets, and smartphones -- to receive a set of in-cab safety alerts and advisories in advance of potentially risky areas on the roadway. Drivewyze said it operates the largest connected truck network in North America, with over 125 telematic service provider partnerships and the largest cross-platform deployment of in-cab, always-on, software in the trucking industry. The core message sets are available across North American freight corridors and include a Drivewyze-sponsored set of alerts and advisories including heads-up warnings for high-rollover risk areas, low bridges,  mountain alerts (steep grade ahead; chain-up/brake check stations; and runaway ramps), and rest area information (truck parking availability).

In addition, Drivewyze Free includes access to agency-sponsored real-time traffic slowdowns and other safety alerts generated in partnership with select state transportation and enforcement agencies through the Drivewyze Smart Roadways highway safety program for connected trucks. Participating DOTs include New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Georgia, Delaware, Connecticut, Ohio, Texas, Arkansas, and Virginia.  In addition, the Pennsylvania Turnpike is participating, as is the Colorado State Police, and Wyoming Highway Patrol. Currently, real-time message sets can include warnings for sudden and unexpected slowdowns, virtual safety signs, and public emergency broadcasts. The Smart Roadways program is expected to grow with additional transportation agencies announcing their participation in the near future, according to Drivewyze.

Many fleets already subscribing to Drivewyze services, such as the PreClear weigh station bypass service or the Drivewyze Safety+ driver coaching service, have been receiving free in-cab safety alerts as part of an optional bundle called Drivewyze Safety Notifications. That service will now be renamed Drivewyze Free and expanded to include truck parking information and additional Smart Roadway state programs.  Additional Drivewyze Free features and alerts will be added regularly, automatically, without any interruption to a driver’s in-cab experience, and with no action required from a participating fleet.    

Drivers and fleets interested in enrolling in the Drivewyze Free service can do so at

Drivewyze is also the provider of North America’s largest weigh station bypass service, Drivewyze PreClear, and Drivewyze Safety+, their premium safety service.