U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet
Systems Inc. announced June 3 that it is offering FuelForce, a fuel management
tool powered by Multiforce Systems Corporation. According to the company, FuelForce authorizes
and controls the dispensing of products to fleet vehicles from any
number of sites while collecting fuel usage and
vehicle data for fleet management.
The partnership between U.S. Bank Voyager and Multiforce
integrates the Voyager Universal Fleet Credit Card program with the
FuelForce automated fuel management system, creating a fuel management solution for fleets that uses a
combination of on- and off-site retail fueling. The company says FuelForce eliminates
the need for manual data consolidation, manipulation and analysis and
improves corporate efficiencies by automatically integrating data from
multiple 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 and
create their own fuel management reports. The
system uses a U.S. Bank Voyager fleet card or keypad entry to
authorize fuel at any in-house dispenser. Additional proprietary cards
or keys are not required.
According to the company, the FuelForce island controller can accept a U.S. Bank Voyager
Universal Fleet Card from a pre-authorized "third party" without
dialing a network for authorization. A list of U.S. Bank Voyager
account numbers, drivers, vehicles and a current valid vehicle
odometer reading reside in a distributed database at each fuel island
controller. 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 the
concept of an automated fueling system that required no cards, keys,
or other input devices for authorization. The first FuelForce
automated fueling system was installed in 1984. Today, FuelForce
serves over 100 customers at more than 650 sites across the country.
Multiforce designs, builds and maintains its own controllers and
develops all software in-house. Additional information can be found on
the Multiforce website at fuelforce.com
U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems Inc., is a provider of the
universal fleet fueling and maintenance card for over 1.3 million
vehicles. Specifically designed to serve the needs of any size fleet,
the Voyager Universal Fleet Card that is accepted at over 165,000
retail locations in all 50 states and provides fleet
management information services to commercial businesses and
government 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