Fleet card and management firm WEX is making it easier for fleet drivers to top up their tanks at BP gas stations. The company said Wednesday (Sept. 23) that it reached a deal with BP to accept WEX cards at more of its fuel stations across the country.
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According to reports, WEX and BP had already inked a deal last July that saw 146 ARCO-branded, BP-supplied gas stations able to accept WEX fleet cards. The new deal expands that reach, with BP allowing 200 of its stations to take the corporate payment tool.
The new stations are located across Washington and Oregon, meaning fleet drivers across the Pacific Northwest will be able to benefit from the extended tie-up.
The companies added that WEX corporate clients will be able to fuel up at BP ARCO stations using WEX’s cards, which provide PIN number security tracking, real-time data analytics and payments insight, online fleet card management tools and purchase controls.
In a statement, BP West Coast Retail Business Chief Donna Sanker said the deal will “improve the fueling experience in Washington and Oregon, and it will provide regional fleet managers with additional tools and insights to make better business decisions."
Brian Fournier, WEX vice president, merchant and channel partner, added that the solution is part of the company’s broader efforts to help businesses streamline payments. “WEX has one of the largest proprietary fuel networks in the country with acceptance at more than 90 percent of service stations,” he said, “and this agreement will provide local customers with increased convenience and security."
WEX has worked with other fueling companies in the past, including a partnership inked last year with Sunoco.