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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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PCI Compliance at the Pump

PCI Compliance – Fight Fraud at the Pump

By FFS | Jul 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. But the criminals have […]

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Interchange Processing Fees

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

By FFS | Jun 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 of the transaction.  That […]

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EMV Deadline at the Pump

EMV Deadline at the Pump

By FFS | Jun 18, 2019

Updated 9/11/20! The EMV 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 Deadline for Fuel Stations Leaves Consumers Vulnerable Before big travel holidays like […]

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How Smaller Truck Stops Stay Competitive

By FFS | 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 and laundry facilities and […]

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