INDUSTRY NEWS: PrePass Weigh Station Bypass Service Now Available on Bestpass Devices
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2017
(PHOENIX, AZ and ALBANY, NY) – HELP Inc.’s PrePass, North America’s leading provider of truck weigh station bypass services, and Bestpass, the continent’s largest provider of toll management services for commercial trucking, teamed up to offer an integrated solution. The new agreement provides Bestpass customers a single transponder for bypassing and toll payments.
Bestpass customers can now enroll their Bestpass transponders into PrePass’ weigh station bypass system, reducing the need for multiple devices by combining toll payment and weigh station bypass capabilities in one transponder.
The goal of the agreement between PrePass and Bestpass is to help Bestpass trucking customers of all sizes, including owner-operators, save even more time and money, according to John Andrews, Bestpass president and CEO.
“This exclusive agreement between PrePass and Bestpass is about fulfilling part of the mission set out by Bestpass’ parent, the Trucking Association of New York, to make tolling the most manageable it can be, in this case by limiting the number of transponders in a vehicle,” said Andrews.
This new cooperative agreement between PrePass and Bestpass is possible because both services use similar transponders. The transponders use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, which is 99.9% reliable compared with bypass apps reliant upon cellular signals. Electronic toll payments only work with transponders today, because cellular-based mobile app signals can be interrupted or unavailable.
“Using weigh station bypass services saves an average of $8.68 and five minutes each time a truck bypasses a truck weigh station, according to a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration study,” said Mark Doughty vice president and chief operating officer of HELP Inc. “With this new offering, fleets selecting Bestpass for their toll payment solution can add the PrePass weigh station bypass service, therefore extending the value of the Bestpass transponder.”
Provided by HELP Inc., a non-profit public/private partnership, PrePass® is the most reliable and technologically advanced weigh station bypass platform in North America. The PrePass platform includes weigh station bypass, toll payment services and safety score management through the InfoRM™ data portal. Over a half million commercial vehicles from qualified fleets are electronically pre-screened for compliance with federal and state safety and credential requirements through PrePass. This electronic pre-screening allows customers to stay on the road and bypass PrePass-equipped inspection facilities at highway speeds. PrePass helps fleets save time, fuel and money while improving transportation safety. For more information about PrePass, visit www.prepass.com.
About Bestpass, Inc.
Bestpass is in the business of saving commercial fleets and drivers time and money. Founded in 2001 by the Trucking Association of New York, Bestpass provides nationwide streamlined toll management services, including consolidated billing, volume discounts, violation processing and a single service compatible with more than 40 tolling groups. With more than $45 million in toll processed each month, Bestpass is a trusted partner both on the road and in the back office. To learn more, visit www.bestpass.com.