As toll costs and the number of toll lanes continue increasing, trucking firms need technology that helps them manage toll spending. “It is said there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. But in trucking, the certainties are regulations and tolls,” said Kelly Frey, chief revenue officer for PrePass, in a recent webinar “How
Motor carriers operating on the nation’s toll roads, bridges and tunnels know that using toll routes can save time compared with alternate routes. But they also recognize the major challenges that managing toll costs and agency invoices present. After all, trucking companies commonly use over 300 tolled facilities in the United States. In turn, more
Motor carriers can choose from many technologies to make their operation more efficient, profitable and safe. The bad news is many require significant costs before paying a return. The good news is that when it comes to weigh station bypassing, a small investment can pay quick and significant dividends. And when you consider that PrePass
Across the country, trucking companies must navigate hundreds of toll facilities – roads, bridges and tunnels – operated by many different tolling agencies. Each tolling agency and toll facility has its own rules and regulations that complicate the management of tolls by a motor carrier. For example, toll rates vary by vehicle combination, by method
More than 340 toll facilities operate in the U.S., generating billions of dollars every year. Much of this toll revenue comes from truck fleets, which have seen toll rates jump dramatically over the past decade. Between 2009 and 2018, the Consumer Price Index (the federal government’s primary gauge of inflation) increased by a just 16.9%.
There are two technologies used for weigh station bypass, each with different benefits. The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) completed a study comparing transponders and mobile apps for bypassing weigh stations. Transponders used for electronic bypass and most electronic tolling systems globally are based on radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. This is the same technology
There are two different technologies used for weigh station bypass services. New research looks at their strengths and weaknesses to help you determine which is best for your trucking fleet.
Trucking companies using weigh station bypass services save more than $8.68 and five minutes each time their truck bypasses a truck weigh station, according to a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration calculation. However, each system operates differently, meaning what works well for one fleet, be it large or small or somewhere in between, doesn’t automatically