Oil major Shell has announced its European Electronic Tolling Solution (EETS), which will simplify toll payments in many European countries for fleet managers.
Shell’s EETS system is based on an EU directive that seeks to streamline how tolls are paid in the various member states of the bloc. The idea is for vehicles to have a single unit installed that will work with road-charging systems in the various EU and EEA countries.
Shell, which also makes commercial vehicle oil for heavy-duty fleets, has been a frontrunner in trying to make this vision a reality. Its EETS solution is currently supported in more than 10 countries, with other European countries set to join the EETS network in the coming years. Under the system, fleet managers can manage their toll payments in the Shell Fleet Hub through a single set of invoices, all in the fleet operator’s own currency, alongside fuel expenses paid using the Shell Fuel Card.
Shell Fleet Solutions’ UK Sales Manager, Sarah Llewelyn, said about the new solution:
“Despite current challenges, fleets across the country have been working tirelessly, crossing borders to meet demands and delivery schedules. However, as we now face a period of economic uncertainty, it’s pivotal that fleets generate both cost and time efficiencies wherever possible.”
She added that Shell’s solution will help drivers and fleet managers to reduce the time and cost when navigating Europe’s “notoriously challenging” toll systems, and that its experts are dedicated to formulating the right custom solution the meet the particular needs of any fleet.