HELP’s PrePass Selects WEX Fleet One As Commercial Fleet Fueling Card Partner

WEX Fleet One, a leading provider of fuel cards and fleet-related payment solutions, announced today that it will be the sole provider of private label fuel cards for PrePass, a service of HELP, Inc.

The new partnership between PrePass and WEX Fleet One will bring new PrePass-branded fuel cards, which offer industry-leading controls, fraud reduction and fuel savings. The partnership also brings access to the Bridgestone National Preferred program, offering PrePass members discounts on emergency and routine tire replacement. The program is being launched with the support of Celtic Bank, a leading national small business lender.

“We are very excited about the opportunity this relationship will provide fleets nationwide. By utilizing the PrePass weigh station, tolling bypass system and the PrePass-branded fuel card products, a fleet can enjoy additional security, control and cost containment measures,” stated George Hogan, general manager, WEX Fleet One. “By enhancing its offerings with a fuel card product, PrePass has only increased its value to fleets as yet another tool to minimize costs.”

PrePass is an electronic pre-clearance system that enables participating transponder-equipped commercial vehicles to bypass designated weigh stations, Port-of-Entry Facilities and Agricultural Interdiction Facilities throughout the nation while traveling at highway speeds. Additionally, PrePass Plus enables carriers on the PrePass system to access electronic toll payment at EZ-Pass facilities using one transponder.

PrePass is a service of HELP, Inc., transportation’s premier, not-for-profit partnership whose mission is to improve highway safety and efficiency. Celebrating its 20 th Anniversary, HELP ensures its initiatives benefit both public and private sectors. PrePass is available at more than 300 locations in 31 states with over 450,000 trucks enrolled in the service. Since its inception, PrePass has saved motor carriers more than 221 million gallons of fuel, 46 million hours of driver time and $3.8 billion in operational costs. HELP’s investment of more than $400 million has sped the deployment of intelligent transportation system technology and improved safety, air quality and highway preservation.

About Fleet One

Fleet One LLC provides fuel cards and fleet management solutions to businesses and government agencies, as well as the merchants that serve them. Our customers use Fleet One fuel cards at convenience stores, truck stops and maintenance merchants across the country to capture purchasing data and pay for fuel and fleet maintenance on cars, vans and trucks of all classes and sizes. Fleet One solutions offer these additional services: private label fuel card programs, real-time reporting, tax-exempt billing, vehicle tracking tools, electronic payment authorizations, billing and financial settlement. Fleet One is a division of WEX. (NYSE: WEX)

About Celtic BankCeltic Bank is a nationwide lender and leading provider of small business loans including SBA and USDA loans, SBA 7(a) loans and 504 loans, secured business loans, asset-based and factoring loans, and Celtic Express loans.

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