Fleet drivers with a WEX Inc. fuel card will now be able to use their mobile device to pay for fuel at Shell stations, the company has announced.
WEX's DriverDash mobile payments app is enabling the transactions at about 13,000 Shell stations. WEX struck a similar deal in June 2018 that enabled mobile payments at 11,000 Exxon and Mobil stations.
Mobile payments are more secure than card payments, and they ensure faster payment processing, according to WEX. Fleet managers can also use the technology to better control expenses.
"This evolution in fuel cards will provide fleet customers with a faster, more secure, more intuitive payment experience at Shell branded stations," said Peggy Watson, senior vice president of product and marketing for WEX.
Drivers who use the WEX app can also accrue points through the Fuel Rewards Pro loyalty program.
WEX, which is based in Portland, Maine, acquired Shell's commercial card portfolio in 2018.