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Fleet FAQ? Fuel Management

Q. Why are mobile fuel payments more secure than swiping a card?

A. Mobile fuel payments are more secure than the physical card swipe because, with mobile, there’s no physical contact between the card and the fueling terminal. So, there’s no way for the information on your card to be swiped, so to speak.


That’s the short answer. The longer answer is we’ve actually perfected the card swipe to massively cut down on counterfeit fraud. So, swipe is still good. And chip, which is also coming, will provide card payments with even more enhanced security.


Mobile payments are really an evolution of all the payment control technology that went into swiped and chipped fleet cards. In other words, with mobile, you still are able to control transactions by day, dollar amount, vehicle, and dozens of other variables. You still get great reporting that lets you see trends. You can still capture receipts electronically.


But mobile will get you additional security benefits over the card, such as biometric controls on a driver’s phone that prevent card sharing, odometer readings that are much more accurate, a transaction that’s not dependent on the card being at the pump, so there’s less chance of card loss or mismanagement, and more.


We like to say WEX Fleet DriverDash – now accepted at 25,000 Exxon, Mobil and Shell stations nationwide, with additional acceptance announcements coming soon – is the “next evolution of your fuel card.” That’s because it borrows so much core technology, particularly around Level 3 data and transaction authorization, from our proprietary WEX acceptance network that has more than 95% acceptance nationally.

Expert Bio

Answered by : Bernie Kanavagh from WEX

Senior Vice President and General Manager

A 27-year fleet professional, Bernie Kavanagh currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Large Fleet at WEX Inc. He joined the company in 1996 and his career has been a steady progression of increased sales and marketing responsibility. Kavanagh serves on industry related boards and is a frequent speaker at payment industry conferences focusing on fuel trends and technology in the payment space. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of New Jersey and is an active member of NAFA, AFLA, NCSFA and AALA. Prior to joining WEX, Kavanagh held a number of roles with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Enterprise Fleet Management.

A 27-year fleet professional, Bernie Kavanagh currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Large Fleet at WEX Inc. He joined the company in 1996 and his career has been a steady progression of increased sales and marketing responsibility. Kavanagh serves on industry related boards and is a frequent speaker at payment industry conferences focusing on fuel trends and technology in the payment space. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of New Jersey and is an active member of NAFA, AFLA, NCSFA and AALA. Prior to joining WEX, Kavanagh held a number of roles with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Enterprise Fleet Management.

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