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Relay and Maverik Partner to Streamline Fuel Payments for Fleets

Maverik gas station and truck stop

Relay Payments has teamed up with fuel marketer Maverik to streamline diesel fuel payments at 86 Maverik locations that have commercial fueling lanes.

With Relay’s solutions for the trucking and logistics industries, these Maverik locations will offer commercial truck drivers a completely digital fuel purchasing experience at the pumps, the companies said in a Tuesday (Jan. 9) press release.

Fleets paying with Relay will be able to use Relay’s negotiated discount or their own pre-negotiated discounts with Maverik, the release said. Prices will be listed in Relay’s mobile app.

The fleets and their drivers will also benefit from Relay’s route planning, controls, transparent fees and 24/7 customer support, per the release.

“Teaming up with Relay allows our current commercial customers to take advantage of its digital and convenient product, while also inviting Relay’s driver network, who may be new to Maverik, to enjoy our best-in-class locations and save at the pump,” Kerby Cate, director of commercial fuels marketing at Maverik, said in the release.

Relay introduced its digital payment solution in 2019 to speed payment approvals and authorizations for drivers at warehouses, according to the press release.

Since then, the company’s payment network has expanded to allow fleets to make seamless over-the-road payments, the release said.

Today, Relay’s solution is used by more than 350,000 drivers, 90,000 carriers and 1,500 truck stops, per the release.

“We continue to rapidly expand our diesel fuel solution, bringing our digital payments to more truck stops and convenience stores throughout the country,” Relay CEO Ryan Droege said in the release. “This partnership gives our drivers additional options to seamlessly pay at the pump no matter their route.”

The company is committed to offering products, rewards and perks that make life easier for over-the-road truckers and others in the trucking and transportation industry, Droege told PYMNTS in an interview posted in March 2022.

“The industry’s been doing payments the same way for, honestly, four decades and I think they were ready for a change,” Droege said. “So, we’re happy to pair with them to bring about the future of payments.”

In another recent development, Relay introduced an automated freight payments tool for brokers in October. With this tool, which is called RelayDirect, brokers can automate carrier and factor payments, offer flexible payment terms, improve cash flow and reduce administrative burdens.

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