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Pacific Pride to Accept Wright Express Cards
SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE (February 24,2003) - Pacific Pride, a leading operator of unmanned, cardlock fueling sites, has started implementing a phased implementation plan to eventually accept Wright Express cards at its more than 1,200 locations in the United States.
Already, more than 25 percent of Pacific Pride locations accept Wright Express cards for the purchase of fuel and the remaining locations will come online as new point-of-sale (POS) devices are installed at individual sites. "We are pleased to welcome Wright Express to Pacific Pride sites, says Cindy Condon, Vice President Administration for Pacific Pride. Our dedicated commercial sites are uniquely suited for the commercial customer, no matter the size of vehicle, size of fleet or fuel requirement. We are the first and best site choice for any commercial customer."
The agreement provides Wright Express, the nation's top provider of fleet cards and fleet management services, with even broader acceptance at key locations used by heavy truck fleets. Pacific Pride sites offer gasoline and diesel at all sites, 24/7 site access, and a fully automated transaction for commercial customers.
"This agreement with Pacific Pride represents another step in our aggressive plan to enter the heavy truck market," said Michael Dubyak, president of Wright Express. "We have formed other alliances, reached other agreements and will soon unveil additional plans that will make Wright Express a major player in heavy trucks. We are extremely excited about the opportunities ahead of us as we bring our experience, programs and world-class service to what is essentially a new market for us."
Wright Express has extensive experience in serving the light and medium truck markets and plans to build on that 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 for a total of over 160,000 retail locations, giving its unmatched fleet card acceptance. For the most up-to-date information on Wright Express accepting merchants, please visit www.wrightexpress.com/wex/merc.html.
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. Through its own universal fleet card program, its partners' card programs and its MasterCard program, Wright Express has 3.8 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.
For more information, visit www.wrightexpress.com.
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