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U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems Inc. Offers New Fuel Solution

June 3, 2002

U.S. Bank Voyager FleetSystems Inc. announced June 3 that it is offering FuelForce, a fuel managementtool powered by Multiforce Systems Corporation. According to the company, FuelForce authorizesand controls the dispensing of products to fleet vehicles from anynumber of sites while collecting fuel usage andvehicle data for fleet management. The partnership between U.S. Bank Voyager and Multiforceintegrates the Voyager Universal Fleet Credit Card program with theFuelForce automated fuel management system, creating a fuel management solution for fleets that uses acombination of on- and off-site retail fueling. The company says FuelForce eliminatesthe need for manual data consolidation, manipulation and analysis andimproves corporate efficiencies by automatically integrating data frommultiple retail and bulk fueling locations. U.S. Bank Voyager says because of the flexibility of the FuelForce software, fleet managers can analyze fuel consumption data andcreate their own fuel management reports. Thesystem uses a U.S. Bank Voyager fleet card or keypad entry toauthorize fuel at any in-house dispenser. Additional proprietary cardsor keys are not required. According to the company, the FuelForce island controller can accept a U.S. Bank VoyagerUniversal Fleet Card from a pre-authorized "third party" withoutdialing a network for authorization. A list of U.S. Bank Voyageraccount numbers, drivers, vehicles and a current valid vehicleodometer reading reside in a distributed database at each fuel islandcontroller. The FuelForce fuel management system includes a communication package that polls all sites without requiring operator intervention. Multiforce Systems Corporation, founded in 1981, say they pioneered theconcept of an automated fueling system that required no cards, keys,or other input devices for authorization. The first FuelForceautomated fueling system was installed in 1984. Today, FuelForceserves over 100 customers at more than 650 sites across the country.Multiforce designs, builds and maintains its own controllers anddevelops all software in-house. Additional information can be found onthe Multiforce website at fuelforce.com. U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems Inc., is a provider of theuniversal fleet fueling and maintenance card for over 1.3 millionvehicles. Specifically designed to serve the needs of any size fleet,the Voyager Universal Fleet Card that is accepted at over 165,000retail locations in all 50 states and provides fleetmanagement information services to commercial businesses andgovernment agencies. Additional information can be found on the U.S.Bank Voyager website at voyagerfleet.com. Voyager is a wholly owned subsidiary of Minneapolis-based U.S.Bancorp. For more information, visit U.S.Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.
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