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Fleet FAQ? Fuel Management

Q. What do you think the future holds for mobile/cardlock/fleet evolution? What should industry players be paying attention to?

A. The pace of change today is faster than it’s ever been, and yet slower than it ever will be from this point forward. Changing cards from mag stripe, to chip-enabled, to cardless will all converge on the market in the next few years. Security, control and convenience must all play important roles as this technology evolves. WEX is already developing for the future, as we have all of these card types or functions in the market today and continue to leverage mobility and technology to make the drivers’ lives easier, but with the necessary security and controls in place to protect the company’s financial and operational goals.

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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Q. How do partnerships inform future development of the connected car?

A. Partnership has been a core WEX value forever. And some of the legacy partners that we have are evolving, so those partnerships are looking and feeling a little different as everyone continues to evolve their products. We had a discussion with one of our big, long-standing FMC partners, and traditionally it's been supplying cards and fuel management service to their customers. But as they're starting to develop different mobile applications...

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Q. How can WEX assist in keeping my drivers happy?

A. Drivers are often at the backbone of your daily operations, so it’s important to keep them satisfied and loyal to your business, especially given recruitment challenges that appear to be getting tougher. So, companies need every advantage to help drivers overcome challenges and eliminate some of the obstacles out on the road. One way they can do that...

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