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Caltrans selects 4 firms to manage new road charge pilot accounts

March 15, 2016

Equipment World

Original News item appeared at: http://www.equipmentworld.com/

The California Department of Transportation has selected the four firms that will handle account management services for drivers that volunteer for this summer’s California Road Charge Pilot program. According to Caltrans, the four firms selected will offer volunteer drivers several options for reporting their mileage in the road-usage fee study this summer. Drivers can select between Azuga and Intelligent Mechatronic Systems to manage their mileage account or a state-run account management service that is supported by Arvato Mobility Solutions. All of the heavy-vehicle accounts in the study will be handled by EROAD Inc. The firms will give volunteers in the program the full range of options that the California Transportation Commission’s Road Charge Technical Advisory Committee recommended for reporting their road usage. Drivers simply do manual odometer readings of their usage or use automated reporting based on vehicle telematics. Azuga, IMS and EROAD will give each volunteer free extra services such as vehicle health reports and driver-safety feedback. Participants will be given a detailed rundown of their options in May and have a chance to choose the service of their liking in June. Those in’t erected in the program still have time to sign up by visiting  the California Road Charge Pilot webpage.