Love’s Travel Stops announced plans to install radio frequency identification technology at all of its locations nationwide beginning in the fourth quarter of this year. When combined with a RFID tag in the cab of the truck, this technology will enable fuel transactions without a physical payment card by recognizing the truck wirelessly as it enters the fuel lane.
Trucking companies will have greater control over fuel theft, and less time will be spent entering information at the fuel pump. Another trucking industry benefit is this technology, called Fuel Island Manager, is open to any payment system that chooses to utilize it. Fuel Island Manager is a product developed by QuikQ, a software development company based in Franklin, Tenn.
“We are excited about offering our customers a more efficient way to fuel,” says Frank Love, president of Love’s Operating Companies. “With the installation of RFID capability, we will give professional drivers the convenience of fueling without having to use a payment card, and we’ll provide trucking companies with a more secure way to manage their drivers’ fuel purchases and reduce potential theft opportunities.”