Beta This app is to record road tolls in real time in India, Canada, USA and Mexico. For those ... More
Beta This app is to record road tolls in real time in India, Canada, USA and Mexico. For those riders and drivers who need to know how how much they are spending on tolls. Designed specifically for Ride Share Drivers, Couriers, Long Haul Truckers and the like.
The app will record road tolls in downloadable format ready for submission for recompense.
Last updated 19 Nov 2018
Published 20 Nov 2018
Governments the world over are running out of money. They've committed themselves to so many things that there's not enough left in the pot to pay for important things like infrastructure and new roads. Consequently, they are turning more and more to private enterprise to fund new highways and bridges the world over.
Naturally enough, these don't come cheap and there are now many roads that require a significant toll that needs to be paid so that these companies can recoup their expenditure. In the US alone there are now toll roads in 35 States and, in 2015, it was calculated that there were 5,000 miles (or 8,000 km) of toll roads dotted all over the country.
Back in the early days there would be a toll booth where there'd be a toll keeper ready to take your hard-earned cash but later on this changed to popping coins in a slot and taking a ticket. However, as we move more and more into the age of technology, many are now unmanned and tolls are collected electronically using a tag system that collects the money automatically as you drive through. Having said all that, there are States out there that use all three systems.
As you can imagine, this is a bit of a nightmare for long haul transportation drivers who have to deal with and keep track of all three systems in order to make sure they're not out of pocket at the end of the day. Real Time Tolls is a new app for Android that takes all the hard work out of record keeping of tolls paid. It's designed specifically for ride share drivers, couriers and long-haul truckers and simplifies the process by providing real time downloadable details of every toll paid as you travel the country.
The app uses GPS to track your location so all you have to do is to press the 'start ride' button when you set off and the Real Time Tolls app will do the rest. When the trip is over just click on the 'stop ride' button and you're ready to download and submit your records for recompense from the powers that be. The app will record your name, email address, the date, your vehicle (including the vehicle number) and all the details of the tolls and the amount you paid. Simple as that.
Drivers have enough to think about without having to worry about making notes about trips taken and tolls paid. This automated system ensures you'll never forget a paid toll ever again. While it was designed for toll roads in the US it will also work in Canada, Mexico and India. Real Time Tolls is available for download right now for free at the Google Play store.