February 20, 2023

Drivewyze and Bestpass Partnership can give Solera Customers New Advantage in Weigh Station Bypass and Toll

The following is a contributed post from Drivewyze.

At Drivewyze, we’re never content to sit still. We’re always looking for ways to make Solera customers more productive, safer, and efficient. Our latest strategic partnership is case in point. We’re now working with Bestpass, the leader in toll management.

Bestpass works with over 50 tolling authorities across the U.S. providing a comprehensive payment platform with a focus on nationwide toll management for commercial fleets with solutions for 100% of major toll roads. Say goodbye to back-office toll management headaches!

Easier Onboarding Means Quicker ROI

Like Solera, both Drivewyze and Bestpass pride themselves on being more than vendors – we take the time to understand our customers’ business and provide solutions that are hand-crafted to help them succeed. We know our collective success is all about having our customers view us as partners to ensure a first-rate driver experience.

Together, a solution that features both Drivewyze and Bestpass can help you save money and time while improving driver engagement. And, thanks to this partnership, it’s now easier than ever for onboarding. By working together, we share information directly that’s going to make the activation and onboarding for fleets much more streamlined. We take the weight of that effort off our mutual customers making migrations to either the Bestpass platform or the Drivewyze platform, easier.

Many customers using the Omnitracs platform are already using Drivewyze. For customers unfamiliar with Drivewyze, we are a leader in connected truck services, which provides driver-centric safety and compliance solutions to fleets across North America. Our weigh station bypass service, PreClear, is available at more than 850 sites in 46 states and provinces – which makes it the largest bypass network available. PreClear allows fleets to bypass weigh stations, with a bypass rate up to 98%. This saves valuable drive time. (The better your safety score, the higher your bypass rate). Our services are easily activated on your Omnitracs ELD with no transponder required.

As for Bestpass, they make life easier when it comes to toll management, while also helping customers avoid paying for unwarranted infractions. According to a third-party study from Hobsons, a national fleet of 800 trucks spending $120,000 a month on tolls and $4,000 a month on violations with three full-time employees managing transponders and payments would have the Bestpass service pay for itself in about 6 months. Bestpass cuts down the number of violations fleets get by over 80% and fewer people are needed to manage tolls.

But don’t just take our word for it: Decker Truck Line is one of many companies that is experiencing the benefits of weigh station bypass through Drivewyze and toll management through Bestpass.

Decker first decided to compare weigh station bypass services between Drivewyze and a competitor. “It was clear that our trucks were receiving significantly more bypass opportunities with Drivewyze and that making a switch in providers, even if it meant unbundling weigh station bypass and toll management services, would be worth it,” said Brent Ellis, VP of Business Systems & Process for Decker Truck Line. “And it has been. The transition couldn’t have been easier. Since Drivewyze runs through our ELDs and the app was already installed during the trial, it was a matter of activating our account and all our trucks were set to receive bypass opportunities.”

Shortly after, Decker moved over to Bestpass for toll management. “We’ve experienced nothing but great support and service from both Drivewyze and Bestpass since switching to these providers,” said Brent. “The decision to go in a different direction for weigh station bypass and tolling services couldn’t have been easier and now that they’re partnering, managing these services on our end can only be better.”

Toll Trip Reports Give New Level of “Truth”

An exciting byproduct of working with Bestpass has been in identifying a need to help fleets protect themselves against errant tolls and violations.

Toll errors happen, and when they do, they can be costly. Our new toll trip report, available for Omnitracs users, leverages the Drivewyze platform’s advantage in edge-processing, a technology used to create areas with more detailed GPS cookie data. It’s another source of “truth” as we call it – giving fleets proof as to whether their truck was using the toll road when an alleged violation occurred. We time stamp down to the second when the truck passed through the toll station, a major improvement over most GPS-based toll trackers.

Ask your Drivewyze service representative to see if you’re eligible for the report or to find out how to activate Drivewyze analytics on your ELD for a free trial.

What’s more, fleet managers can deliver fleet-controlled toll road notifications to drivers using any toll road in North America with Drivewyze Safety+, which is also available through Solera. This means if you don’t want a driver using a toll road, for example, you can set a geofence, which will then message your driver through the ELD to avoid using the road.

This is just the beginning. Drivewyze and Bestpass are working together to bring new technology and innovation to the forefront. It’s an exciting time, which will benefit Solera customers who want to drive down costs, while improving the driver experience.

Drivewyze is offering a free 60-day trial of PreClear weigh station bypass and a free toll trip report for all Solera customers. We offer a no-risk trial so you can see if weigh station bypass is right for your fleet, and we back that up with real numbers on cost savings.

Click here to activate your trial and explore your potential cost savings, or simply reach out to your Solera Account Manager.

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