New Zealand’s leading transport technology company, EROAD, has commenced a commercial pilot of its electronic road user charging technology in Oregon, USA.
Like New Zealand, Oregon operates a weight and distance based road user charge regime for all heavy trucks operating in, and transiting through, the State. The goal of the pilot is to demonstrate that the EROAD technology platform correctly and reliably records Oregon truck mileage in a secure environment, and that the web-based software generates accurate and auditable weight-mileage records.
“The installation of our first units in Oregon represents a significant milestone for the company as it seeks to become a globally recognised leader in the area of GPS/Cellular based road charging.” says CEO Steven Newman. “I would also like to acknowledge the support the company has received from the Oregon Trucking Association, and I am confident that their members will experience a significant reduction in weight-mileage administration and improved compliance from using the EROAD technology platform.”
EROAD is a private company that designed, implemented and now operates the world’s first network-wide GPS/cellular based road charging system. The EROAD technology solution encompasses in-vehicle hardware, and a bank-grade web-based payment and service gateway. EROAD collects in excess of $100 million of electronic Road User Charges in New Zealand on behalf of its commercial transport clients.