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Why We Appreciate Truckers–And You Should, Too

By FFS | May 18, 2020

According to Business Insider, trucker’s move more than 70% of America’s freight. That’s more than 10 billion tons annually. How does that compute for the everyday American? Everything we buy in stores, everything in our homes came off a truck at some point in its product life cycle.  The trucking industry contributes greatly to the […]

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Millennial Buying Habits at CStores

6 Millennial Buying Trends at C-Stores & Truck Stops

By FFS | Mar 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 your customer base, but […]

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Adding a Diesel Island

Benefits of a Diesel Island

By FFS | Dec 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 island to your business. […]

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trucks on the highway

Truck Stops: Terminals vs. POS Systems

By FFS | Nov 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, how your truck stop […]

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electronic benefit transfer accepted

EBT/Food Stamps – Rules and Regulations

By FFS | Oct 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 in the pre-digital […]

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Credit Cards vs. Debit Cards

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

By FFS | Oct 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 issued by a bank […]

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Choosing the right oil supplier.

How to Choose the Right Oil Supplier

By FFS | Sep 18, 2019

Choosing the right 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 a high volume of purchases. […]

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Trendar Upgrade to Comdata SmartDesq Solution

Trendar Upgrade

By FFS | Aug 26, 2019

Your obsolete Trendar machine is crammed on your counter next to your registers and a beef jerky display.  Your drivers wait for what seems like forever to get their OTR cards approved.  You’re tired of paying hundreds of dollars to rent these terminals per month to be so inefficient. You’ve had it. You need a system […]

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Alternative Fuel Trends in Trucking

What’s Happening with Alternative Fuel Trends and Trucking

By FFS | Jul 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 are gasoline; a little […]

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