Industry News

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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Diesel fuel gage

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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Benefits of OTR Fleet Cards

Why Over the Road (OTR) Fleet Cards Benefit Fleets and Truck Stops

By FFS | May 21, 2019

Benefits of OTR Fleet Cards: Win-Win for Truck Stops and Fleets The benefits of OTR fleet cards extend to both the fleet and truck stop owners. By allowing tracking of purchases, activity and expenses, both gain valuable data into the behavior of the truck drivers. Leveraging this data can mean more profitability for everyone and […]

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5 Truck Stop Trends You Need to Know

By FFS | May 13, 2019

Truck stop trends that ensure you stay on top with better service, features and convenience. With thousands of truck stops and travel centers in the United States, competition for drivers’ business is fierce. As a driver pulls off the interstate, they often have a choice of turning left or right to go to competing fuel […]

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Accepting VISA/MasterCard at the Diesel Pump

Using VISA/MasterCard Acceptance at the Diesel Island to Boost Revenue

By FFS | May 6, 2019

With VISA/MasterCard acceptance at the diesel island, truck stop owners have a unique opportunity to take control of their credit card processing and boost the bottom line. If you operate a branded store, you’re locked into a processor for the gasoline island. But diesel islands are different.  Most branded truck stops sell unbranded diesel which […]

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Accept Visa/Mastercard at the Diesel Pump

Accept Visa and Mastercard at the Diesel Pump

By FFS | Apr 23, 2018

ATTENTION ALL TRUCK STOP OWNERS! Potential Customers Heading Down the Highway? Common practice has always been for a truck stop to ONLY accept the Over the Road or OTR cards such as Comdata, EFS, TCH, T-Chek, and Multi Service at the Diesel Island. It’s a well-oiled business model with a proven track record so why […]

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One small step for man, one giant leap for the fuel industry.

Gilbarco Pioneers Fuel Pump Chip Card Transaction

By FFS | Sep 5, 2017

The first EMV transaction at the fuel pump has successfully taken place with a gas station located in Burlington, NC having the bragging rights. For the petroleum industry, this is very exciting news! EMV has been supported for inside store transactions for over a year but the pumps have lagged behind. The high cost of […]

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