Printer Friendly Version View printer-friendly version
<< Back

WEX Connect Helps Drivers Find Operative Fuel and Service Stations Available in Their Area as Hurricane Matthew Hammers the Southeast

Free mobile app provides critical information to drivers and fleet managers during Hurricane Matthew

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2016-- WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), a global provider of industry-leading corporate payments solutions, today announced a reminder that its mobile app, WEX Connect (AndroidiPhoneiPad), is available to help drivers and fleet managers find fuel and service stations that are in operation in their area surrounding Hurricane Matthew.

Based on national forecasts, Hurricane Matthew will impact parts of eastern Florida and other parts of the Southeast coast starting Thursday, Oct. 6, and continuing through the weekend. Areas of Florida will likely be severely impacted as well as portions of Georgia and the Carolinas. Major effects could include damaging winds, storm surge coastal flooding, battering waves and beach erosion.

WEX Connect assists drivers and fleet managers in the Southeast region in finding fuel and service stations in operation in their area through a convenient mobile app available on Android, iPhone and iPad devices. With WEX Connect, drivers and managers can find the most cost-effective type of fuel they need and search for service stations based on brand, distance and service type.

“Hurricane Matthew is expected to impact the Florida East Coast starting tonight. As a Category 4 hurricane, the effects will likely be destructive and devastating. During this time, we want to caution all drivers and fleet managers to keep their safety top of mind,” said Bernie Kavanagh, senior vice president and general manager for North American fleet for WEX. “Those with a smartphone can download the free WEX Connect app to have access to the latest information on fuel and service stations operating in their area.”

WEX Connect obtains its data from WEX’s proprietary fuel management network, which connects thousands of fuel and service stations across the United States and delivers up-to-date station information. Leveraging the pricing data from the fuel purchases made by WEX fleet card users, the app is able to calculate the most fiscally efficient fuel station factoring in both price and distance.

To learn more about WEX Connect and how to download it, visit: www.wexinc.com/fleet/drivers-services/wex-connect/

For further resources and tracking of Hurricane Matthew, please visit: www.wexinc.com/matthew

About WEX Inc.
WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX) is a leading provider of corporate payment solutions. From its roots in fleet card payments beginning in 1983, WEX has expanded the scope of its business into a multi-channel provider of corporate payment solutions representing approximately 10 million vehicles and offering exceptional payment security and control across a wide spectrum of business sectors. WEX serves a global set of customers and partners through its operations around the world, with offices in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, Norway and Singapore. WEX and its subsidiaries employ more than 2,500 associates. The company has been publicly traded since 2005, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “WEX.” For more information, visit www.wexinc.com and follow WEX on Twitter at @WEXIncNews.

Source: WEX Inc.

WEX
Rob Gould, 207-523-7429
Robert.Gould@wexinc.com