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Flying J Travel Plazas to Accept Wright Express Cards

SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE - Flying J Inc., a leading operating of travel plazas, has announced it will accept Wright Express fleet cards at all locations, a deal that continues to enhance the ability of Wright Express to serve the long-haul trucking market.

Utah-based Flying J operates more than 150 state-of-the-art travel plazas and fuel stops in 41 states. The deal includes both the Wright Express Universal and Cobrand fleet cards.

With this latest agreement, Wright Express, the nation's leading provider of fleet cards and fleet management services, gains additional access to key travel plazas, important fueling sites for heavy truck customers.

"This deal with Flying J provides a significant boost to Wright Express in appealing to our national fleets' heavy truck needs," said Michael Dubyak, president of Wright Express. "By gaining access to more than 150 travel plazas and fuel stops that are spread across the nation and along key highway routes, Wright Express becomes an even more convenient and more powerful tool for purchasing both gasoline and diesel."

So far in 2003, Wright Express has inked several agreements to boost its presence in the heavy truck market. The company is aggressively moving into this market and expects to make more announcements in the coming weeks. Wright Express has extensive experience serving light and medium truck fleets and plans to build on its success to develop a strong heavy truck program. The company believes its comprehensive fleet program features, in-depth reporting and data collection, and its successful track record will appeal to operators of mixed fleets who are looking for a one-card solution.

Wright Express cards are already accepted at more than 45,000 retail diesel fueling locations, along with more than 160,000 retail locations, giving its unmatched fleet card acceptance.

Flying J, the largest truck stop distributor of diesel fuel in the United States, is one of the 50 largest private corporations in America with sales exceeding $4 billion. In addition to its current travel plazas, it has another 30 plazas under development and should open them during the next two years.

South Portland-based Wright Express is the leading provider of fleet charge cards to the fleet maintenance and fueling industry with its cards accepted at more than 160,000 locations. Wright Express also provides information management, payment processing, and financial services to fleets through card partnerships with oil companies and fleet management companies. Through its own universal fleet card program, its partners' card programs and its MasterCard program, Wright Express has nearly four million commercial cards in its markets. Wright Express LLC, a subsidiary of Cendant Corp., employs more than 640 people at its headquarters in South Portland, Maine and its subsidiary in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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