Quick Fuel has partnered with Comdata to provide its fleet customers with Comdata’s fuel site controller, known as SmartSight, for all of its retail locations. Quick Fuel has added Comdata’s SmartQ radio frequency identification (RFID)-based technology to offer an extra level of speed and security to the fuel transaction process.
Comdata, a provider of technology for the fuel industry, introduced its SmartSight equipment for unattended fueling sites last year. SmartSight processes diesel, gasoline and natural gas transactions from fleet, retail and proprietary fueling cards and allows fuel site owners to remain in communication with the fuel site. SmartSight provides the ability to monitor transaction data and pump controls in real time, and manage site maintenance remotely through a robust Web portal.
Quick Fuel says that SmartSight fits its business model, as its automated stations are designed to get drivers in, refueled and back on the road in less than 10 minutes.
“Our goal is to ensure a consistently positive fueling experience for our customers,” said Quick Fuel CEO Chuck Jacobus. “They count on Quick Fuel for fast, reliable fueling that contributes towards their bottom line profitability. Comdata has always been an invaluable partner when it comes to delivering on that promise.”
In addition to processing transactions quickly, SmartSight processes fueling transactions securely as well. The card reader equipment meets industry security standards, while an integrated camera function allows site owners to view customer images as the card is swiped to identify potentially fraudulent users when necessary.
Quick Fuel added an additional layer of security at their sites by connecting Comdata’s SmartQ product to the SmartSight devices installed at the Quick Fuel fueling locations. SmartQ uses RFID waves to read tags programmed with fuel card data and affixed in drivers’ windshields to initiate the fueling transaction. Because the tag must be in range of the SmartQ antenna, transactional accuracy is ensured and fraud risk is reduced.
Quick Fuel has been a long-time Comdata partner, according to Comdata’s executive vice president of fleet, Randy Morgan. “We are excited to see our relationship grow from continued acceptance of the Comdata fuel card to the implementation of cutting-edge technology for the retail fuel market. Comdata is proud to be the solution that helps Quick Fuel meet their business needs,” Morgan added.
Quick Fuel has more than 50 automated fueling locations across the country. SmartSight will be installed in these locations by July 1, 2014.