QuikQ, a newly formed fuel transaction processing software designer, joined NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, at the highest level to work more closely with its industry counterparts. Ernie Betancourt, president of the Franklin, Tenn.-based QuikQ, says QuikQ is pleased to join NATSO to improve the trucking industry’s method of processing diesel fuel transactions.
“Since QuikQ is a startup company with several patent applications intended to modernize the way the motor carrier/truckstop relationship works, we know that having this kind of access to the NATSO leadership will help us reach our mutual goals successfully,” says Betancourt, who launched QuikQ in December 2009 after selling Innovative Computing Corp.
QuikQ offers a cardless direct fuel connection between the truckstop point-of-sale systems and the motor carrier’s enterprise management system. The software engine processing fuel transactions can operate as on-premise software or in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. QuikQ’s product DFConnect is intended to reduce fuel fraud, reduce or eliminate driver data entry, and provide new management and marketing tools for the truckstop.
QuikQ joins NATSO at a time when the truckstop and travel plaza industry is tackling such critically important issues as rising fuel prices and rising interchange fees. The industry is working to ensure a viable retail market for all truckstop and travel plazas nationwide. QuikQ is committed to helping the truckstop and travel plaza industry face these challenges.
NATSO President and Chief Executive Officer Lisa Mullings welcomed NATSO’s newest member. “QuikQ’s decision to join NATSO is an important addition to the association,” says Mullings, who praised the company for its willingness to take a leadership role in NATSO as a Chairman’s Circle member to improve its business and the truckstop industry.