[Editor: This is the text of a news release from TransCore.]
DelDOT and TransCore Earn 2016 Call Center Award of Distinction
E-ZPass Customer Service Center and Division of Motor Vehicles Call Center Lauded
NASHVILLE, TN — July 12, 2016 — The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and TransCore have been honored with the 2016 Call Center Award of Distinction for management of the DelDOT E-ZPass Customer Service Center and the Division of Motor Vehicles Call Center. The Association of TeleServices International (ATSI) recognized the center’s operations for customer service that sets new standards in the call center industry and represents the “Best of the Best.” The award was presented at the 2016 ATSI Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida.
The Call Center Award of Distinction was developed 14 years ago to improve the overall quality of the call center industry. Over a six-month period, the ATSI measures the skills of agents throughout North America and the United Kingdom, focusing on those longer, more complex customer calls. An independent panel of judges scores call-handling skills, assessing courtesy, etiquette, response time, and accuracy. The Award of Distinction goes to those call centers whose agents go beyond the traditional script, displaying clear knowledge of the customer’s account and completing transaction requirements.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our partnership and mutual commitment to providing the very best in customer service.” – Bob Ball, Sr. VP, TransCore
“TransCore has always understood our focus on service and continues to work with us in designing and managing creative solutions to technical challenges,” said Delaware Secretary of Transportation Jennifer L. Cohan. “As a valued partner, TransCore positioned us to become the premiere customer service center in the toll industry. They were also instrumental in moving our call center to downtown Dover as part of an economic revitalization effort in our capital city, which has played a big role in bringing energy and growth to the area,” she said.
The Delaware call center processes all of DelDOT’s electronic toll collection transactions, and services over 300,000 E-ZPass customer accounts. Each month, the center manages more than 40,000 tolling calls, 22,000 DMV calls, 1,100 walk-in customers, and 1,200 web chats.
TransCore first partnered with DelDOT in 2003 to introduce 24/7 customer support, and implemented a migration of 118,000 accounts in eight days. In 2010, TransCore upgraded the customer service software platforms to enable enhanced interoperability and reciprocity capabilities, website account creation, video tolling, and an integrated inventory system. In 2013, DelDOT and TransCore achieved an industry milestone, creating the first E-ZPass Call Center to be combined with a Division of Motor Vehicles Call Center.
The Delaware call center has won numerous customer service center awards, including a Toll Innovation and Excellence Award bestowed by the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association and a Best of ITS Award by the Intelligent Transportation Systems of America.
“It has been a privilege to work with the Delaware Department of Transportation and Division of Motor Vehicles over these many years,” said Bob Ball, senior vice president, TransCore. “I couldn’t be more proud of our partnership and mutual commitment to providing the very best in customer service,” he said.
A leader in the transportation industry, TransCore provides innovative, technical solutions and engineering services for applications encompassing next generation Open Road Tolling and Traffic Management Systems. We operate award-winning tolling customer service centers for departments of transportation throughout the U.S. and internationally. A pioneer in Radio Frequency Identification systems used in the transportation industry, we secure access for airports, hospitals, parking garages, border patrols, trucking fleets and the rail industry. Follow us on LinkedIn and You Tube.
Mimi McHale, TransCore