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Comdata®, FR8Star Partner to Modernize Trucking Payment Operations
Web-based platform will integrate with Comchek Mobile and Comdata’s robust permitting system
BRENTWOOD, TENN. – (Sept. 27, 2017) – Comdata Inc., a FLEETCOR company and leader in payment innovation, today announced a partnership with FR8Star to provide carriers with a faster, easier way to book open deck loads and receive payment through its innovative Comchek® Mobile system, as well as a simple way to secure permits for those loads.
FR8Star is a web-based freight operations platform that provides carriers with the tools they need to find oversize, overweight, and open deck loads; and run their day-to-day businesses more efficiently. Using Comchek Mobile, a debit card and digital app platform designed to transfer funds between companies and individuals in the trucking industry quickly and securely, carriers hauling loads booked on FR8Star.com will be able to receive fuel advances at the moment of pickup as well as full payment quickly after Proof of Delivery is received.
With easy access to Comdata’s permitting specialists, FR8Star carriers can ensure they have the proper routes and permits they need to safely and legally move their load in any jurisdiction.
“Especially for small fleet businesses that need immediate access to funds to manage everyday expenses, the partnership between Comdata and FR8Star will be an invaluable tool to boost operating efficiencies,” said Greg Secord, president of Comdata North American Trucking (NAT). “Not only does Comdata provide the payment flexibility carriers and shippers need, but we also provide complete support for securing the proper state permits connected to a FR8Star load.”
While transparency can be a common issue between carriers and shippers, FR8Star.com users own their load from beginning to end. Unlike common freight brokers, FR8Star handles each individual transaction transparently and without the need for costly freight factoring. With Comchek Mobile’s on-demand functionality, carriers can trust that they will get paid for their work on timelines that align with their operating costs.
“Combining the unique functionalities of Comdata and FR8Star.com will help facilitate faster payments to carriers while also protecting shippers,” said Matt Kropp, CEO of FR8Star. “We are proud to provide full visibility of all transactions in the FR8Star system and utilize the efficiency and expertise of Comdata in order to create lasting business relationships.”
FR8Star’s services are offered to trucking professionals across the United States and can be accessed by visiting their website: https://info.fr8star.com/. For additional details on Comdata’s Comchek Mobile or Permit Services, visit www.comdata.com/comchekmobile, http://www.comdata.com/fleet-solutions/dot-permits/index, or contact a representative at 1-800-COMDATA.
Comdata Inc., a FLEETCOR company, is a leading provider of innovative payment and operating technology that drives actionable insights from spending data, builds enhanced controls and positively impacts its clients’ bottom lines. The company partners with more than 30,000 businesses to better manage $55B in annual fleet, corporate purchasing, payroll and healthcare spending, making it one of the largest fuel card issuers and the second largest commercial MasterCard provider in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, Comdata employs more than 1,300 professionals across North America. To learn more about Comdata Inc., visit www.comdata.com.
FLEETCOR Technologies (NYSE: FLT) is a leading global provider of commercial payment solutions. The company helps businesses of all sizes better control, simplify and secure payment of their fuel, toll, lodging and general payables. With its proprietary payment networks, FLEETCOR provides affiliated merchants with incremental sales and loyalty. FLEETCOR serves businesses, partners and merchants in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Australasia. For more information, please visit www.FLEETCOR.com.
The FR8Star marketplace (www.fr8star.com) is the best place for shippers to book carriers to move their flatbed and oversize/overweight loads and for specialized carriers to book fast-paying, high-value loads direct from shippers. FR8Star's suite of tools for carriers include the FR8Star marketplace where carriers can bid on live direct shipper loads, a patent-pending rate calculator that factors in all third party costs associated with moving a load and facilitates route planning, real time load tracking and automated paperwork management on awarded loads. For more information, visit www.fr8star.com.