MINNEAPOLIS and APPLETON, Wis. (Oct. 7, 2010) –U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems, a provider of universal fleet fueling and maintenance cards, has entered into a fleet card referral agreement with Express Convenience Centers, a division of Wisconsin-based U.S. Venture, Inc. Under terms of the agreement, U.S. Bank will provide credit scoring, invoicing, payment processing and debt collection for the Express branded fuel card.
In becoming a referral partner, Express Convenience Centers joins U.S. Bank’s nationwide network of providers offering efficient and controlled ways to purchase fuel and maintenance services. Its fleet cards can now be used at any of 230,000 Voyager fuel and maintenance locations across the United States, in addition to U.S. Venture’s own Express Convenience Centers throughout Wisconsin.
“This fleet card agreement assures us of high quality and reliable back office services from U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems while freeing our team to focus on sales and deepening our customer relationships,” said Express Convenience Center General Manager Jim Anholzer. “We’re excited about the possibility of increasing customer loyalty for our Express fuel business.”
Added Jeff Rankin, senior sales and marketing officer for U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems, “The services U.S. Bank offers through its Voyager Fleet Systems referral program proved to be a perfect match for what the Express leadership team was seeking. We look forward to helping them take their product and service offering to a new level.”
About U.S. Venture, Inc.
U.S. Venture is a large, privately-held company headquartered in Appleton, Wis., with three divisions: U.S. Oil, U.S. Autoforce (auto parts and tires), and U.S. Lubricants (auto, commercial and industrial lubricants). Its U.S. Oil division handles all aspects of wholesale fuel storage, supply and distribution. It also assists its customers in branding convenience centers and promotes franchising opportunities for its Express Convenience Centers. To learn more, visit www.usventure.com.
About U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems
U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems Inc. is a leading provider of the universal fleet fueling and maintenance cards for over 1.6 million vehicles. Specifically designed to serve the needs of any size fleet, the Voyager Fleet Card is accepted at over 230,000 retail locations in all 50 states and provides comprehensive fleet management information services to commercial businesses and government agencies. To learn more, visit U.S. Bank online at www.usbank.com/voyagerfleet.
About U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $283 billion in assets as of June 30, 2010, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,002 banking offices in 24 states and 5,309 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.