Fuel Management

Wright Express Launches Fuel Site Locator Mobile App

March 08, 2012 - Press Release

Graphic: Business Wire
Graphic: Business Wire

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME - Wright Express Corporation, a global provider of value-based business payment processing and information management solutions, announced the launch of "Octane," its free mobile app that includes the industry's first fuel site locator with up-to-date transaction-based fuel prices and text-to-speech capabilities.

Octane accesses the most currently available date- and time-stamped transaction data to allow users to quickly find the nearest fueling locations and the lowest fuel prices. Additionally, it integrates text-to-speech technology for hands-free operation so the user can maintain a focus on driving while listening to audio directions to their selected fueling site.

"We understand fleets need drivers to arrive at fuel sites safely and as quickly as possible, and they are also looking for ways to save money by better managing fuel costs and consumption," said David D. Maxsimic, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Wright Express. "Our new mobile app, Octane, is the first of its kind and designed to meet these needs, underscoring our commitment to providing customers with the best possible fleet management tools."

Octane offers users a number of additional benefits, including the ability to locate sites with alternative fuels, such as diesel, 85-percent ethanol fuel (E-85) and compressed natural gas (CNG), and to save search criteria, making it easy to quickly perform frequent searches. In times of emergency such as adverse weather or power outages, Octane users are able to find the nearest site where fuel is still available by filtering results with the 24-hour transaction toggle.

The 'Octane' app is available for free on both iPhone and Android mobile devices. Links for downloading the app can be found here.

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