TravelCenters of America has agreed to purchase and install the RFID-enabled Fuel Island Manager cardless fuel transaction technology at all of its locations nationwide.
Developed by QuikQ, the Fuel Island Manager system offers travel centers and transportation companies a more efficient way for its drivers to fuel, while granting more options for the companies to control the fuel-purchasing process.
Using RFID technology, trucking companies simply install RFID tags in each of their vehicles. These tags automatically activate fuel dispensers at RFID-equipped locations as the vehicles pull alongside them, instead of requiring a payment card.
The Fuel Island Manager system eliminates most, if not all, of data entry tasks, which allows drivers to spend less time at the pump. It automates the transaction for drivers, which also accelerates the transaction authorization, and reduces the chance of unauthorized purchases.
TravelCenters expects to begin installation at its locations nationwide during 2012. The technology will be distributed by Comdata Networks, Inc., a subsidiary of Comdata Corporation.