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Five Tools Every Road Warrior Needs

Business travelers know the importance of being prepared whenever the next meeting calls. Discover five tools every road warrior needs to have in their car.

1. Keep Your Cords from Tangling

Staying organized on long road trips not only helps your peace of mind but controls the chaos and after-trip clean up. Avoid scrambling through your bag during red lights and stop signs by organizing your tech with a few binder clips and any bag you have handy. All you’ll need to do is separate all of your cords, making sure you are only bringing the cords you need to charge your current devices. Then, wrap your cords up, one by one, in a figure eight motion and secure with a binder clip. To save time and keep from forgetting which chargers go to which devices, use nail polish to make a small, colorful dot on the corresponding cords and devices.

2. Prepare for the Worst

Emergency car kits are a staple. Whether you’re traveling cross-country or just to the next town over, you never know when a tire will pop or A/C unit will go out. Stay safe by preparing an emergency car kit in a sturdy bin or sealed box. Collect items including flares, jumper cables, tire chains for snow, gloves, rope and a small gas can – in case you get stuck on the road and need to walk to the closest gas station. Lastly, include a gallon of water in your trunk. Should you ever catch yourself stuck in the middle of the desert or find your car overheating, you will be able to take care of yourself and your vehicle.

3. Self-Care for Your Car

Business travelers know important meetings can unexpectedly come up. Stay prepared and be ready at a moment’s notice by preparing a self-care kit to keep in your car. Similar to your emergency car kit, your self-care kit will include essentials you need in the case of an overnight trip. Every person’s kit will be different depending on their needs, but all kits should include basic essentials including a travel toothbrush, toilet paper, baby wipes, hand sanitizer and band aids.

4. Pack an Extra Outfit

There’s nothing worse than being miles away from home and spilling coffee all down your business outfit. Avoid having to walk into a meeting in gas station tank top, or worse, by keeping an extra business outfit in your trunk.

5. Keep It Easy with Peasy

Get where you’re going on the quickest route when you subscribe to Peasy, our automated tolling solution. Peasy keeps you moving through the fast lane and pays every toll on-time, letting you focus on the road ahead. Peasy provides coverage home or abroad in our multi-state network* while tracking toll expenses and bills for easy reporting. Make your business trips easy when you register for Peasy.

Managing Your Fleet is Easy with Peasy

Managing a business isn’t easy. Learn how Peasy makes it easier for small business owners to manage their fleet’s complex operations:

Manage All of Your Vehicles

You may be asking yourself “Why can’t I manage all of my toll fees in one, simple place?” A few years ago, we were asking ourselves the same question. Now, tolling is easy – thanks to Peasy. Our innovative approach to tolling puts you in the fast lane with a pay-as-you-go solution that doesn’t require new hardware. Working with or without a transponder, Peasy lets fleet owners manage multiple vehicles and add new vehicles with ease, all in one easy-to-use online portal.

One Easy Place

Your drivers want to use their time efficiently and effectively, making toll roads a great option when it comes from getting from Point A to Point B. But when a form of payment is not established in your fleet, a number of problems can arise:

  • Unpaid tolls can quickly turn into fines and/or violations.
  • A simple $3 toll left unpaid can cost $100’s.
  • When you don’t have an integrative toll tracking system, you can’t link toll transactions to your drivers.

Not only can you manage all of your vehicles in Peasy, but our integrative toll technology helps track tolling expenses and bills, eliminating fines, late penalties and having to pay by mail. Peasy also lets you accurately capture the cost of tolls in order to recoup and/or pass on charges. As more and more toll roads and lanes come into service, Peasy’s digital documentation lets you keep track of tolling receipts for each vehicle in one, easy-to-access portal.

Increase Efficiency and Safety

Your team deserves to live life in the fast lane. Save your fleet time on the road so they can spend more time with clients, all while keeping your fleet in compliance with tolls. Thanks to Peasy’s automated toll road solution, you can increase the efficiency of your fleet all while keeping your drivers safe with our hands-free tolling solution.

Get your business on the right path when you subscribe your vehicles to Peasy, the simplest way to toll.

Myths, Secrets and Hacks You Can Use to Get Gas for Cheap!

Summer travel is in full swing! Long road trips and vacations means more time spent in the car and more money spent on gas. So we wanted to find out if any of the “gas saving” myths, secrets and hacks are actually true and if any can save you some money.

Myth: Gas Is Cheaper If You Fill up in the Morning
Many drivers believe you can get more bang for your buck by fueling up in the morning because the cooler temperatures cause the gas to thicken, allowing you to get more fuel per gallon pumped. This myth has been debunked by Consumer Reports; gasoline is stored in underground tanks to ensure the temperature will barely fluctuate. So, whether you fill up in the morning or at night, the gas pumped will almost always be the same density.

Secret: Dirty Cars Drive Slower
The next time you hit the road, be sure to make a stop at the car wash. Engineer Tom Wagner Jr. and MythBusters have proven dirty cars are up to 10% less fuel efficient than their clean counterparts because of the drag created by dirt, grime and debris.

Hack: Drive With the Windows Down Instead of Blasting the A/C
A 2004 study by GM and SAE found vehicles turning on air conditioning at a medium power use more fuel than those that drove with the windows down. So, when you can, roll down the windows, enjoy the fresh breeze and save more on gas.

Secret: Off-Brand Gas Stations Is Just as Good
Every gas station has to meet the same legal standards for RVP, ethanol percentage, octane, detergent content and other components. What does this mean for you? Opting for unbranded fuel should not hurt your vehicle. In fact, more often than not unbranded fuel is supplied by major oil companies that supply name brands. The only difference is that name brand fuel has cleaning additives in your fuel.

To search on ways to save on gas visit Gasbuddy.com for access to more info by city, state and by brand. You can even used their trip calculator to plan out how much your gas bills will be during your summer trips.

Make this summer road trip season better than ever with Peasy! Our worry-free tolling system lets you skip the fines and drive in the fast lane every time. Get where you’re going faster this summer and make every ride a breeze when you download Peasy.

6 Driving Jokes Only a Dad Could Love

Road travel makes summer vacation fun, easy and affordable. All you need to do is pick up your keys and go – no destination in mind. In between landmarks and destinations, add some fun to your road trip with these hilarious travel jokes that only a dad could love.

What did E.T.’s mother say to him when he got home? “Where on Earth have you been?!”

What’s worse than raining cats and dogs? Hailing Taxi.

I WRITE ALL MY JOKES IN CAPITALS. THIS ONE WAS WRITTEN IN PARIS.

I like when flies won’t leave my car on long road trips. Have fun moving to Kansas, tiny bug.

What goes through towns, up hills, and down hills but never moves? The road!

We are all time travelers moving at the speed of exactly 60 minutes per hour.

With jokes like these, you’ll smile, laugh and roll your eyes all the way to your summer destination. Peasy is a tolling solution that gives you worry-free access to speedy toll lanes. You never have to pay with cash or deal with a late penalty again when you register one or more vehicles on your Peasy account.

The Top 3 Motorcycle Tours in the United States

There is no better view than the one you get from behind the handlebars of your motorcycle. Motorcycle touring is a growing pastime and that means that more and more popular routes are being discovered. While there are incredible tours found across the country, these are three of our favorites.

Pacific Coast Highway – Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara, California

The Bixby Creek Bridge is one of several iconic spots along this world-famous ride

It’s a classic, maybe THE classic, and that’s for a reason. The California coastline is a matchless beauty and a reliably fair-weather cruise. While the 300-mile stretch between the Bay Area and Santa Barbara get the most attention, adding a few days to the trip and traveling the entire coastal highway from the Oregon border to Mexico is a week long adventure you’ll never forget.

 

 

 

Going to the Sun Road – Glacier National Park Montana

High elevation mountain views in Montana’s premier alpine highway

The road is covered in snow most of the year. But every summer, the frozen road melts away to reveal one of the most picturesque alpine rides in the world. The 50-miles of twisting, turning, climbing and descending highway spans the park moving from east to west and reaches an elevation of nearly 7,000 feet above sea level.

 

 

 

Blue Ridge Parkway – Virginia and North Carolina

Fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Autumn touring doesn’t get any better than this. Rolling hills and mountains are blanketed in deciduous and evergreen trees, which ignite in golden splendor every fall season. While the Parkway runs nearly 500 mils in length but can be broken up into several days to allow time for taking in the scenery and stopping at every viewpoint.

 

 

 

As you are going to and from (and even along) these routes, you will run likely into more than a few tolls. Keep your rides worry-free by setting up your bike with a tolling solution that you can set and forget. With Peasy, you don’t even need a transponder. Set up your account today at drivepeasy.com.

Summer Road Trip Tips and Tricks

Summer is made for great adventures. Kick off the summer travel season and make your trip go smoother with these road trip tips and tricks.

Clean Your Car Before You Go

There’s nothing worse than coming home from a road trip and having to deep clean your car. Before you leave, go ahead and take out those gum wrappers tucked in between your seat, vacuum up the crumbs on the floor and give your vehicle a good wash. This way, you’ll feel clean on your trip and won’t have much to clean up once you get back home.

Anticipate Trouble

Expect the best, but always plan for the worst. Avoid unexpected delays in your trip by listening to traffic reports before you leave and avoid beginning your trip during heavy rush hours. You will also want to plan ahead for weather delays, like dust storms in the Southwest and rain in the Northeast.

Check Your Vehicle Out

If you’re leaving for a road trip, you’re definitely going to want to have a mechanic check your car’s air conditioning, brakes, tire pressure and fluid levels before you leave. To be safe, you should also plan on packing extra jumper cables and wiper fluid, as well as ensuring your spare tire is fully inflated.

Download Audio Entertainment

Stay alert on the road by downloading audio entertainment before you leave, including music, podcasts and audio books. This will make long drives go by quickly and will keep you entertained along the way. Travel tip: many states now have a hand-held cellphone ban in place for drivers. Always be sure to have a passenger change the music or podcasts to be safe.

Plan Out Your Route

Save time on the road by planning out your trip before you go using app-based or online travel planners. This way, you’ll know exactly when you need to stop for gas, how long the trip will take and when toll roads are coming up.

Peasy is a summer staple for summer road trippers. Get to your destination faster and worry-free when you subscribe ‌to Peasy and manage your tolling in one place with no prepaid accounts or risk of late penalties.

Get to Work Faster with Peasy

Morning and evening commutes bookend the professional lives of nearly all working Americans. It can be a stressful and frustrating way to start your day, and by the time you’re coming home, traffic is the only thing keeping you from your family or binge watching your favorite new release. Peasy allows you to whiz past traffic in the fast lane without a single worry for tolls or late fees.

No more cash lane woes

When you’re late for a meeting, the last thing you want to do is wait behind dozens of people while they count their quarters. Coast through the fast lane and get to your meeting with time to spare. No transponder required, but Peasy also works with the ones you have.

Put your whole garage on one account

Manage all of your tolls in one place under one account. You can add cars to your account for a discounted rate, saving time and money while adding convenience for all the drivers in your home. Bonus, expense reports are made easy with Peasy!

Pay as you go-go-go

Snap a picture of your license plate number and add a form of payment and we’ll take care of the rest. There are no pre-loaded accounts with Peasy. You pay for the tolls as you drive through them.

Visit DrivePeasy.com and save $10 when you sign up and start shaving time and stress off your work commute.

5 Ways Peasy Makes Tolls Worry-Free

If you commute for work, live in a tolling region or have ever unexpectedly encountered a toll road, you know the stress of wondering how you’re going to pay for the tolls. With Peasy, these stresses are eliminated with our revolutionary new tolling system:

1. No more slow-moving cash lanes

Sitting in the cash lane means you have a front row seat to the people zipping by in the electronic toll lanes next to you. Instead of waiting while the cars in front of you sort the spare change from their glove box, join the happy drivers in the fast lane.

2. No new hardware

Peasy works alongside your transponders and existing hardware. In fact, Peasy doesn’t require hardware at all in most cases. Your account links to your preferred method for an easy, seamless integration.

3. Save time and money

If you’ve ever received a toll fine, you know that a $3 toll charge can turn in to a $50 headache if you haven’t planned how to pay for your tolls. Peasy makes late penalties a thing of the past with a pay-as-you-go system that uses your billing information to pay your tolls right away and with no management from you.

4. Toll coverage away from home

Peasy has toll coverage in multiple states and toll regions* which means that crossing borders and experiencing new places is no problem at all. If you’ve ever had to pay tolls online in multiple regions, you know what a time and stress-saver this is. Peasy makes road trips easier.

5. Pay-as-you-go

The unknowns of pre-funding an account is an inefficient way to manage your toll accounts and the surprise auto-debits can be wasteful. Peasy is built around a pay-as-you-go process so that you don’t have to pre-load or worry at all when passing through tolls. It’s easy. Which you probably figured out from our name.

Subscribing is easy. But nothing is as joyously easy as driving right through a toll and not giving it a first, second or third thought. Visit drivepeasy.com to learn more about our game-changing service and to set up your account today.

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