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Firestone Retail and Commercial Locations Now Accept the Wright Express Card
(South Portland, ME), August 22, 2006- Bridgestone Firestone retailers, through the Firestone Complete Fleet Care program, can now accept the Wright Express card at its more than 5000 participating locations nationwide. The acceptance agreement with Wright Express, a leading provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government fleet industry, gives Wright Express fleet card customers access to one of the nation's leading full service automotive generalists.
"We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with BFS Retail & Commercial Operations, which allows us to offer their quality array of automotive under-hood and under-car services to our fleet customers," said Michael Dubyak, president and CEO of Wright Express. "It is exciting to work with a company that is such an American icon and enjoys such a great reputation in the transportation industry. We are committed to providing our fleets with unmatched options for maintenance and repairs."
"We are equally pleased to partner with Wright Express to fulfill a need expressed by various fleets for a card based solution for vehicle maintenance and tires," said Jim Kelly, Director of the Firestone Complete Fleet Care program.
This latest agreement continues to extend the number of accepting locations
and automotive services available for purchase using the Wright Express Universal
Card, a one-card solution that provides fleets an easy way to manage both fuel
and service costs. The card makes obtaining services and tracking related expenses
as easy as purchasing and tracking fuel - and all in one place. With its Wright
Express Service Network, Wright Express continues to aggressively expand the
service options available to fleets through its universal card.
About BFS Retail and Commercial Operations, LLC
BFS Retail & Commercial Operations, LLC (BFRC) is headquartered in Bloomingdale, Ill., and operates more than 2,200 consumer and commercial vehicle service and tire locations across the United States and Canada, including the Firestone Complete Auto Care, TiresPlus, ExpertTire and GCR Tire Centers store locations. The company's credit card operations and Firestone Complete Fleet Care are also part of BFRC.
About Wright Express
Wright Express is a leading provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government vehicle fleet industry. Wright Express provides these services for approximately 295,000 commercial and government fleets containing 4.3 million vehicles. Wright Express markets these services directly as well as through more than 100 strategic relationships, and offers a MasterCard-branded corporate card. The Company employs more than 650 people and maintains its headquarters in South Portland, Maine. For more information about Wright Express, please visit http://www.wrightexpress.com.
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