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Pacific Pride, Quality Petroleum Open First Green Fuel Center in Tarrant, AL for Commercial Fleets
Commercial Fuel Center Brings Biodiesel and Clean Fuel to Birmingham Area
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, Jun 29, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pacific Pride Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Wright Express Corporation (NYSE:WXS), today announced with Quality Petroleum of Alabama the opening of the first Commercial Fuel Center in Tarrant, AL to offer biodiesel for commercial fleet fueling as well as EPA-approved, ethanol-enhanced unleaded gasoline.
"We are excited to bring a clean new commercial fueling center to Tarrant. The biodiesel offered at our center will give fleets an even greater variety of environmentally friendly fueling options. Tarrant is a hub of commercial trucking fleet activity and we look forward to being a part of the community for many years to come," said David Melton, Vice President of Quality Petroleum of Alabama.
The new location is Quality Petroleum's eighth Pacific Pride Commercial Fuel Center in Alabama. Networked with 1,000 other Pacific Pride commercial fuel centers across the United States and Canada, the site will accept most major fuel cards including Pacific Pride and Wright Express commercial fuel cards, Comdata, Voyager, TCH, Fleet One, T-Chek, ComCheck and EFS.
"Pacific Pride is proud to partner with innovative petroleum marketers to bring valuable fuel management and alternative energy solutions to businesses with commercial vehicles" said Gregory D. Iverson, President of Pacific Pride Services. "The 24-hours, seven-days-a-week facility will also seek to prevent fraud and monitor transaction security for all of its private and municipal fleet customers."
About Wright Express and Pacific Pride
Wright Express is a leading provider of value-based, business payment processing and information management solutions. The company's fleet, corporate and prepaid payment solutions provide its more than 350,000 customers with unparalleled security and control across a wide spectrum of business sectors. The company's subsidiaries include Wright Express Financial Services, Pacific Pride and Wright Express International, including Wright Express Prepaid Cards Australia and Wright Express Fuel Cards Australia. Wright Express and its subsidiaries employ more than 850 associates in six countries.
Pacific Pride, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wright Express, is an independent fuel distributor franchisee network. For more information, please visit http://pacificpride.com.
About Quality Petroleum of Alabama
Quality Petroleum of Alabama is a premier provider of commercial fleet fueling services for business and governmental fleets. Quality Petroleum of Alabama provides comprehensive fuel management programs designed to lower fuel costs and increase productivity. For more information, please visit www.qualityfuels.net.
SOURCE: Pacific Pride Services, LLC
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