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Millennial Buying Habits at CStores

6 Millennial Buying Trends at C-Stores & Truck Stops

March 2, 2020

Millennials have been blamed for “killing” at least 26 aspects of American life, from real estate to breakfast cereals to marriage. This group of consumers, born between 1981 and 1996, numbers about 71 million people, just behind the Baby Boomer generation (1946-1964) with 74 million people. They’re a growing part of […]

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Adding a Diesel Island

Benefits of a Diesel Island

December 2, 2019

Thought about adding a Diesel Island to your location? Are you located near a major highway?  Do your customers ask if you accept OTR Fleet cards?  Are you located near a large trucking company?  If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you need to seriously consider adding a diesel […]

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trucks on the highway gas station pos systems

Gas Station POS Systems vs. Terminals

November 18, 2019

Picture the average evening at one of your truck stop locations. It’s 7pm. A wave of customers rolls in. They just drove 8 straight hours and landed at your busiest truck stop during its busiest time. How does your truck stop manage all of their payments? We’ll compare, in two scenarios, […]

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electronic benefit transfer accepted food stamp guidelines

EBT/Food Stamps – Rules and Regulations

October 29, 2019

Fuel stations that don’t accept federal benefits cards could be missing out on an opportunity to grow grocery revenues. Each year, about 42 million Americans receive benefits to buy food through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP program. Historically, this program has also been known as food stamps, because […]

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Credit Cards vs. Debit Cards

Debit Cards vs. Credit Cards  – What You Need to Know

October 14, 2019

Most people with a job have the option of carrying two types of payment cards: a debit card and a credit card. While they may look the same, consumers who use the cards and the merchants that accept them should understand how the cards are different. Both types of cards are […]

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Choosing the right fuel oil supplier.

How to Choose the Right Fuel Oil Supplier

September 18, 2019

Choosing the right fuel oil supplier for your gas station can have a big impact on your success and profitability. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you negotiate this process. You just bought a new gas station in a prime location. It sees regular traffic and promises […]

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Trendar Upgrade to Comdata SmartDesq Solution pos upgrade

Trendar Upgrade

August 26, 2019

In the trucking world, fleet cards are critical to over-the-road (OTR) trucking companies. Moreover, merchants want to accept trucker’s preferred payment methods. These fleet cards resemble your standard credit card but are issued on behalf of a trucking company which provide additional services. These services allow companies to control the type, […]

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Alternative Fuels Trends in Trucking

What’s Happening with Alternative Fuels and Trucking

July 16, 2019

According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuel Data Center, medium trucks, heavy trucks, and buses consume 23 percent the nation’s domestic fuel supply. The same source reports that medium trucks, heavy trucks, and buses use 48.09 billion gasoline gallon equivalents (GGE) per year. Nearly 5 billion GGEs of that […]

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PCI Compliance at the Pump

PCI Compliance – Fight Fraud at the Pump

July 9, 2019

PCI Compliance is a helps to fight fraud at the pump by requiring the fuel station owners maintain payment security throughout the transaction. Credit card fraud is big business, and gas stations and truck stops are common targets. Of course, credit card companies and law enforcement fight back against the criminals. […]

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Interchange Processing Fees

Interchange Credit Card Processing Fees – Everything Fuel Stations Need to Know

June 25, 2019

A trucker pulls up to your stop. He swipes his credit card or OTR fleet card. Your truck stop’s bank pulls the money from the driver’s account and deposits it into your business account. In between pulling the money and depositing it, your business gets charged a small fee, a percentage […]

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EMV Deadline at the Pump

EMV Compliance Deadline at the Pump

June 18, 2019

Updated 9/11/20! The EMV compliance deadline at the pump is April 2021. Fuel station operators have till then to comply with the EMV standard for paying at the pump or assume the liability for payment card fraud that happens at their facility. Late EMV Compliance Deadline for Fuel Stations Leaves Consumers […]

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Diesel fuel gage

How Smaller Truck Stops Stay Competitive

May 28, 2019

Smaller truck stops stay competitive through smart marketing and leveraging service and convenience. As the owner of a small truck stop, you probably don’t have expansive marketing budgets, public relations contacts, or tens of thousands of Instagram followers. You have to make tough choices, like whether or not to add shower […]

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