THE Gauteng e-toll roll-out has triggered a mountain of billing problems that threaten to have placed further financial strain to the already overstretched businesses and motorists.
Ctrack – vehicle tracking and fleet management Solutions Company has the complete national toll management solution that enables toll costs to be verified before being paid.
The Ctrack solution allows fleet managers, operators and individuals to validate the integrity of all national toll transactions, supporting Gauteng e-tolls and the stop-and-go toll plazas across South Africa. These checks and balances allow motorists and companies to confirm their actual toll liabilities for payment and pay not a penny more!
“Ctrack is continuously identifying and redefining innovative applications and future telematics trends. The concept of a total fleet management is gathering momentum offering deeper fleet analysis and a productive measure to improve operational efficiencies,” says Nick Vlok, CEO of DigiCore, supplier of Ctrack.
In support of its strategy to supply solutions to keep costs on the road to a minimum, Ctrack has gone the extra mile in developing a toll management system that makes cost saving measures a priority. It does not matter what vehicle types are being used in your business or you may drive because the Ctrack solution supports all five recognised vehicle classes. When toll tariffs are released, these are simply imported into Ctrack’s software applications, keeping your toll reports accurate with time of day usage also being catered for. Previous toll charges are always kept in the system allowing for both current and historical reporting too.
Unlike other Gauteng e-toll only verification solutions that are on the market, Ctrack’s system has the distinct advantage of not using geo-fencing around a toll point to try and detect when tolls were charged, but taps into the much more reliable method analysing the end-to-end route travelled by the vehicle. Ctrack automatically reports which gantry or plaza was passed giving the time and pinpoint location. All this detail is provided within Ctrack’s toll reporting, meaning toll slips and SANRAL e-toll invoices can be validated and easily checked allowing billing errors to be identified.
The Ctrack solution uses an extensive RSA mapping dataset for static and timed routes to be created with the “Tollgate Avoidance” option, allowing customer to determine alternative routes without driving through tollgates, selecting either the fastest or shortest route.
The Ctrack management system has also been credited for being a crime buster. One of the major challenges facing motorists is the cloning of their number plates. Buying fake number plates has been reported in the media as being easier than buying a takeaway meal. Complaints from the public about getting bills for vehicles they do not own but that have the same number plates as their cars continue to pour in. The Ctrack system assists in detecting such fraudulent activities to strengthen your case against any suspicious SANRAL bills.
“This toll management functionality is immediately available to Ctrack fleet customers that are already registered to use our internet tracking and reporting applications,” concluded Nick Vlok.
About DigiCore / Ctrack:
Ctrack is part of JSE listed DigiCore Holdings and specialises in vehicle tracking, fleet management solutions and insurance telematics for a global client base. With more than 28 years of innovation, technical and implementation experience, Ctrack is recognised as a world-leading provider of advanced machine-to-machine communication and telematics solutions that adds value to this global base of customers with mobile assets.
Ctrack’s end-to-end research, design, development, manufacturing, sales and support of customised solutions for customers is serviced by a global network of staff and team members in more than 50 countries. The company’s technology and electronic division designs and develops a robust range of asset management and monitoring systems using GPS satellite positioning, GSM cellular communication systems and other advanced communication and sensory technologies. The result is innovative and advanced machine-to-machine communication that provide Ctrack customers with 24x7x365 information and monitoring of their mobile assets that help them to achieve operational efficiencies and cost reduction targets.
Operations span six continents, with over 1,000 employees and more than 750,000 systems sold.