New solution to ease Dart Charge burden for fleets
Gloucester-based All Fleet Services has developed a new solution to ease the administration of handling Dart Charge payments for its fleet clients.
The move follows the recent announcement by the BVRLA that it had agreed a process change with Highways England and its service provider Emovis, enabling fleets to transfer liability of Dart Charges via a report instead of by paper.
In response, All Fleet Services has enhanced the process to enable its clients to process Dart Charges digitally. All Fleet Services will provide a PDF declaration per customer, which removes the need for the information to be provided as part of the data feed, and will also produce a daily CSV file for Dart Charge transfer liability per fleet that they represent. Emovis will then process this on behalf of Highways England and will SFTP file transfer into its core system, removing manual keying as originally planned.
Dave Scobie, managing director of All Fleet Services, commented: “At All Fleet services we have already processed 50,000 Dart Charge fines since the fine was introduced so we are very aware of the administrative impact. Our new automated process is streamlined and efficient and will mean just one automated daily file for all our Fleet Hire clients. This means there is a much faster turnaround of transfer liability and a reduction in fines administration. There is also a reduction in printing and postage costs for our clients, much less scope for errors from manual handling and no risk of loss in the post, with all the extra work and costs that this involves.”
He added: “We see this just a first step in a major move to moving fine management from its current paper basis to a digital solution.”
Neil Conway, chief executive officer of Emovis UK, said: “When we heard about the innovations being proposed by All Fleet Services for the way in which Dart Charge fines are administered for fleets, we were delighted. It is very much a win-win from the point of view of everybody involved in the process, so we were very keen to see it introduced as soon as possible. Working with our client Highways England who also saw the benefits involved we delighted to be able to fast-track these changes.”