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Wright Express Creates Blog for Small Business Owners

Roadster geared towards tips and information on efficient business practices

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, Apr 04, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Roadster (, a new blog by Wright Express Corporation, is now available to help small business owners save money and operate more efficiently.

The Roadster must be bookmarked for any small business that relies on their vehicles to get the job done. As a platform to share the experiences and knowledge small business owners need to resourcefully run their operations, this blog is a resource for many daily business problems. With ideas such as how to use social media to grow your small business, maximize tire life and build a new company website, The Roadster aims to support any type of small business.

Business owners face a whirlwind of problems everyday - getting vehicles ready for winter to hiring a new employee - and The Roadster blog can help with a wide range of questions. Unlike many business blogs, The Roadster aims to make stories intriguing and relatable. Instead of posting long lists of facts and figures, The Roadster tells real stories from real people. Did you hear about the time one business owner's truck and fleet fueling card got stolen and what he did to quickly remedy the situation? The Roadster has the story and solution.

The Roadster is updated each week with the latest tips and tricks from small business experts and customers with a lot of useful information.

Paired with the blog, The Roadster has its own Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages, which allows customers and small business owners to connect with other small businesses across the country in multiple ways. Users can send in their own success stories, ask for help, and/or discuss new ideas on how they can grow or save.

"We feel small business owners will gain knowledge through our new blog," said Russ Lamer, Manager of Emerging Technologies at Wright Express. "By facilitating two-way communication between ourselves and anyone following us on the social media sites, we can reach more small business owners and help them to grow."

The Roadster is currently holding a contest for all small business owners to share their success stories with us and the small business community.

To learn more, visit The Roadster blog at

Wright Express is a leading global provider of payment processing and information management services. Wright Express captures and combines transaction information from its proprietary network with specialized analytical tools and purchasing control capabilities in a suite of solutions that enable fleets to manage their vehicles more effectively. The Company's charge cards are used by commercial and government fleets to purchase fuel and maintenance services for approximately 4.5 million vehicles.

Wright Express markets its services directly to fleets and as an outsourcing partner for its strategic relationships and franchisees. The Company's business portfolio includes a MasterCard-branded corporate card as well as TelaPoint, a provider of supply chain software solutions for petroleum distributors and retailers, and Pacific Pride, an independent fuel distributor franchisee network, as well as international subsidiaries.

For more than 25 years we have built our proprietary network to have site acceptance at over 90 percent of the nation's retail fuel locations and over 45,000 vehicle maintenance locations. Our proprietary software gives fleets the ability to control purchases in the field, and delivers comprehensive information and analysis tools that allow fleets to effectively manage their operations and reduce costs.

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SOURCE: Wright Express Corporation

Wright Express
Jessica Roy, 207-523-6763