Drivewyze and Bestpass, Inc. announced a new partnership to address fleet and driver pain points with tolling. According to a release, the partners are aligning their offerings to streamline onboarding and support for fleets adopting weigh station bypass and toll management services.
Both companies are also collaborating on the rollout of a Drivewyze toll trip report which provides highly accurate GPS-based toll event data. Drivewyze is a provider of connected truck services and operator of public-private weigh station bypass network in North America, and Bestpass, Inc. focuses on toll payment and management solutions for commercial fleets.
Digging Deeper into the New Toll Partnership
Drivewyze offers PreClear weigh station bypass services at more than 840 sites in 45 states and provinces. In addition, it offers Drivewyze Safety+, a proactive in-cab safety alerts and driver-coaching service, which includes features allowing fleets to create in-cab toll road notifications.
“Fleets deserve more control and a better experience,” said Brian Heath, CEO of Drivewyze. “We are excited to improve upon the transponder-only foundation of toll management with these features. Toll payment will still utilize transponders, but our collaboration adds value for trucking companies that want to better control their toll costs and improve driver toll road experiences. We look forward to working with Bestpass to better help our industry succeed with future toll product and service innovations.”
Bestpass works with more than 50 tolling authorities across the U.S. providing a nationwide payment platform with a focus on toll management for commercial fleets with solutions for 100% of major toll roads, according to the company.
“Two industry leaders have come together to streamline the onboarding and activation of weigh station bypass and toll payment and management services,” said Tom Fogarty, CEO of Bestpass. “Trucking companies across our industry have been asking for innovation and cooperation in tolling and bypass, so we are answering that demand with better alignment and coordination so fleets can adopt our products easier, minimize their onboarding times, and maximize their ROIs with our respective services.”
According to a release, the toll trip report will leverage the Drivewyze platform’s advantage in edge-processing, a technology used to create areas with more detailed GPS cookie data, to collect highly accurate toll road entry and exit events that fleets can use as a source of data when investigating violations, over-charging, and fraud incidents. With Bestpass’s industry-leading toll data collection, this toll trip report will give fleets unprecedented visibility and control to detect inaccurate tolling costs.
Additionally, fleets can deliver fleet-controlled toll road notifications to drivers using any toll road in North America with Safety+. Bestpass reduces the number of violations fleets receive by 80% or more, improving a fleet’s and driver’s experience, while cutting down the amount of time fleets spend investigating violations.
The partners are also collaborating to provide fleets with a smooth onboarding process and first-rate driver experience, whether they are Drivewyze customers adopting Bestpass services, Bestpass customers adopting Drivewyze, or net new customers of both.
And looking to the work truck fleet field, Brent Ellis, vice president of Business Systems and Process for Decker Truck Line, agrees that the industry will benefit from the new partnership.
“We’ve experienced nothing but great support and service from both Drivewyze and Bestpass since switching to these providers. The decision couldn’t have been easier and now that they’re partnering, managing these services on our end can only be better. This is a great announcement for companies utilizing both services. Both companies have built strong reputations for a commitment to service for fleets of all sizes, and we look forward to continuing to build towards the future of connected trucks and fleets,” Ellis concluded.
Drivewyze also announced a partnership with Konexial on weigh station bypass in early September 2022. Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass, along with Drivewyze Safety+ can now both be activated on Konexial’s My20 ELD. Just one month earlier, in August, Drivewyze announced a partnership with Verizon on connected truck services.
And Bestpass has also hit the news, announcing a new citation payment service in 2022.
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