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How SmartQ RFID Technology Can Make Your Fuel Site Smarter
When Comdata introduced its SmartQ™ radio frequency identification (RFID) transaction processing system in 2012, its primary goal was to speed up the transaction process at the pump and mitigate fraud risks for fleet companies. Since its introduction to the market, Comdata customers have begun using the SmartQ technology to increase efficiency and security at a variety of fueling sites.
SmartQ works by using RFID technology to read a tag installed on the window of a truck or the top of a reefer trailer. The tag is connected to the driver’s Comdata fleet card account. Once the tag is in range of the SmartQ antenna, the transaction process begins, saving the driver time at the fuel pump. Because the tag assigned to a specific vehicle must be in range of the antenna for the pump to be activated, the risk of fuel fraud is reduced, saving companies money.
While fleets are enjoying success by using SmartQ tags at Love’s Travel Stops and independent merchant locations across the country, SmartQ has other applications that help control fuel usage. SmartQ can be installed at terminal locations to control fueling onsite. SmartQ can also connect to our SmartSite fuel site controller to facilitate the transaction process at unattended fueling locations as well.
Quick Fuel wanted to combine the SmartQ technology with SmartSite to make their drivers’ fueling experience even faster and easier. Quick Fuel’s automated stations are designed to get drivers in, refueled and back on the road in less than 10 minutes. Incorporating RFID technology into their fueling locations makes the refueling process faster and more secure for Quick Fuel’s customer base. (Read the full story here.)
With an average of nearly 500,000 gallons of diesel and 1,200 gallons of reefer fuel purchased each week by fleets using SmartQ tags, the solution is showing itself to be an efficient and effective means of fueling for both retail fuel merchants and over-the-road fleet companies.
To learn more about using SmartQ for your business, contact us today.