Bestpass, Inc., a payment platform and toll management solutions provider for commercial fleets, announced a new integrated offering within the Geotab ecosystem to enable Bestpass fleets access to toll data and reporting tools in their Geotab account.
Geotab provides telematics – vehicle and asset tracking – capabilities to more than 50,000 customers in 160 countries. The integration will allow fleets and owner-operators to gain new insight into toll activity to manage tolls and identify opportunities to reduce toll expenses more effectively.
According to David Long, head of product at Bestpass, the company developed its Toll Genius data reporting system to integrate with telematics providers, such as Geotab, to enable Bestpass to synchronize and share toll and telematics data through a single interface.
According to a company release, with this integration, fleets that utilize Bestpass can leverage accurate vehicle data and GPS location through Geotab and match that information with toll charges received from their Bestpass account via the MyGeotab interface. If there’s a discrepancy between the vehicle’s GPS location and the toll a vehicle received, it’s reported. This feature makes it easier for fleet managers to identify and investigate the issue, dispute an inaccurate toll charge or violation, and reduce the risk of disputes over toll charges with drivers.
The integration also has a new toll activity reporting feature that shows a high-level heat map that allows fleets to identify hot spots for toll spend. “This information can help fleets leverage the toll data to optimize routes and avoid costly tolls,” Long said. “Fleets and owner-operators using Bestpass can also monitor all toll transactions and expenses in real-time, easily ensure necessary transponder coverage across your fleet, identify fraudulent activity, and more through their account.”
According to Jason Walker, chief revenue officer at Bestpass, the integration with Geotab allows Bestpass to combine data, providing customers with new and useful insight into their business on activity surrounding tolls in one consolidated account. “It’s truly an industry-first collaboration regarding information that can be shared about tolls,” said Walker. “We expect these new data reporting tools will help [fleets] find new opportunities to reduce toll costs, manage vehicles using our services, and help optimize other business decisions associated with tolls.”
“Geotab is pleased to welcome Bestpass to the Geotab Marketplace,” said Robin Kinsey, senior manager, Marketplace. “This collaboration offers our customers enhanced capabilities for managing toll activities and accessing new data insights, further enriching and optimizing their operational experience.”