South Dakota deployed its first Electronic Screening facility at the Jefferson Port of Entry in September 2004. E-screening allows participating motor carriers to have their vehicle weighed, and have safety rating and credentials checked as they enter the ramp to the port.
If all is in order, they will most often receive a green light signal in the cab and can proceed back to the Interstate without stopping at the scale and weigh station. If a problem is detected with the truck, the transponder displays a red light, indicating the driver must pull into the weigh station.
The system also has a random sampling feature, so any participating truck can expect to receive an occasional red light.
Link to Drivewyze - South Dakota Department of Public Safety has authorized the Drivewyze PreClear bypass program to operate at 4 fixed sites and 61 mobile sites. Commercial fleets and owner-operators that register with the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service are eligible to bypass these sites instead of always pulling in, at rates determined by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety and based upon safety scores and other prerequisites. Drivewyze PreClear is not a transponder-based bypass system, but runs instead as a GPS-based application on smartphones, tablets, and select in-cab devices. For more information about Drivewyze, click on the Drivewyze link above.
Link to NORPASS - Click on the link for information and registration forms or to enroll online. Enrolling in NORPASS first allows you to use the transpoder with PrePass & other systems. South Dakota has NORPASS technology in Jefferson, Tilford, and Sisseton Ports of Entry.
Link to PrePass - for information and enrollment forms or to enroll on-line. PrePass transponders cannot be used with any other systems. Refer to the electronic screening informational brochure above for more information.