Big trucks big crowds lots of interest in Illinois Tollway toll-paying programs at Midwest Truck and Trailer Show
Along with rows of shining semi tractor-trailers, fancy travel accessories and even chiropractic services, the Illinois Tollway was a popular attraction at the Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show in Peoria.
Hundreds of visitors stopped by the Tollway booth at the regional show this month to talk to agency staff and get information about popular toll-paying programs, including I-PASS and Pay By Plate.
“It’s another way for us to reach out to our customers,” said Chief Planning Officer Rocco Zucchero. “Truckers are a big portion of our customers and they’ve been good partners. We’re there to answer questions, provide information and do whatever we can to show truckers and other attending the event that the Tollway system can help them efficiently reach their destinations.”
Sponsored by the Mid-West Truckers Association, the three-day show at the Peoria Civic Center billed as “the biggest little truck show in the country,” is one of many transportation-related events Tollway staffers attend annually to answer questions and provide drivers with information about the Tollway system.
Many of the visitors who stopped by the Tollway booth at the event wanted information about the agency’s Pay By Plate service, which allows drivers without I-PASS to easily pay their tolls online.
“We introduced our Pay By Plate option to a lot of people who don’t use our system regularly and aren’t familiar with it,” said Community Relations Manager Lauren Platt. “These are customers who typically don’t live in our region but occasionally use our system and are looking for a quick, easy method of paying their tolls.”
Drivers can enroll in the payment program by entering their license plate information and a payment option such as a credit card. Their tolls then will be paid automatically whenever they travel on the Tollway system.
To sign up for the program or to obtain more information, drivers can visit the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com.