Free mobile app provides critical information to drivers and fleet
managers during Hurricane Matthew
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2016--
Inc. (NYSE: WEX), a global provider of industry-leading corporate
payments solutions, today announced a reminder that its mobile app, WEX
Connect (Android, iPhone, iPad),
is available to help drivers and fleet managers find fuel and service
stations that are in operation in their area surrounding Hurricane
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.
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Source: WEX Inc.
Rob Gould, 207-523-7429