The new monthly charge of $14.99 per truck (or less) is currently available to all new PrePass customers and will be phased in for current users. The new, tiered system significantly discounts prices based on numbers of vehicles enrolled.
According to Walt Keeney, president of Food Express and chairman of HELP Inc., the PrePass system provider, "We’re responding to our carrier’s request for a pricing structure that provides them with stable monthly costs."
The previous pricing structure was established nearly 10 years ago when PrePass was a system with only five sites. Today, with more than 230 operational sites, PrePass is a national, coast-to-coast, border-to-border system.
"The pay-per-pass solution was exactly the right approach for that time. But as times change, so must our pricing," added Keeney. "We believe the flat monthly charge will significantly enhance the marketability of PrePass to our target market — based on an average time savings of five minutes per bypass, and an hourly operating cost of $58, PrePass pays for itself after the first three bypasses each month."
Launched in 1995, PrePass is operational at 234 locations with many more coming soon. More than 220,000 trucks currently use the PrePass system that is operational in 24 states, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming.