|By PR Newswire||
|August 8, 2014 11:55 AM EDT||
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations announced it has added toll management provider Bestpass to its roster of Featured Products.
"In addition to being inefficient at raising infrastructure revenue, tolls also add inefficiencies to a carrier's backoffice processes," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "Streamlined toll management services like the one offered by Bestpass can help fleets improve their performance and reduce the inefficiencies associated with toll management."
"The challenge of managing tolls is often underestimated by trucking companies. With as many as 40 separate toll authorities in North America, motor carriers and other types of transportation operations are incurring costs associated with the hours it takes to manage this business process, and those costs are nearly impossible to pass on in rates," said Bestpass President and CEO John Andrews. "We estimate, based on the size of the fleet, that three to 15 hours of management time per month is spent on electronic toll related issues. We manage those issues so fleets don't have to. We've saved customers hundreds of thousands of dollars by successfully renegotiating existing toll discounts, finding new opportunities to lower costs, and resolving transponder violation issues."
Bestpass uses its bulk purchasing power with toll networks and partnerships with state highway authorities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Bestpass offers a streamlined, single-source toll management service that includes toll discounts, consolidated billing, toll reconciliation and a single device for both toll and weigh station bypass. Currently, Bestpass is processing over $22 million in tolls monthly for trucking operations with more than 250,000 pieces of equipment and over 125,000 transponders in service.
About Bestpass™, Inc.
Founded in 2003 by the New York State Motor Truck Association, Bestpass was designed for truckers, by truckers, to save commercial motor carriers time and money. Bestpass offers a streamlined, single-source toll management service that includes toll discounts, consolidated billing, violation processing and a single device for both toll and weigh station bypass. Bestpass is compatible with a growing number of toll and weigh station bypass networks and has partnerships with state highway authorities throughout the United States. Currently, Bestpass processes over $22 million in tolls monthly for over 1,500 carriers including; FedEx, Prime, Werner Enterprises, YRC Freight and CR England. For more information, visit www.Bestpass.com
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward
SOURCE American Trucking Associations