SOUTH PORTLAND, ME - Wright Express Corporation , a leading global provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government fleet industry, and Pep Boys, the nation's leading automotive aftermarket chain, have teamed together to launch the Pep Boys Fleet Services Program.

Pep Boys will offer business customers a proprietary charge card for automotive tires, maintenance, repairs, parts and accessories. In addition, Pep Boys is launching a co-branded universal fleet card program, which can be used at over 180,000 Wright Express accepting locations.

"The Pep Boys family is very excited about our relationship with Wright Express and the success we will share together. We firmly believe that our experience and knowledge as a unique automotive aftermarket provider along with Wright Express' experience and knowledge as the leading fleet card provider in the industry will allow us to make great strides in growing the service and fuel business through our card program," said John Sciandra, Manager-Fleet, of Pep Boys.

In addition to the convenience of a robust, nationwide acceptance network, the Pep Boys Universal Fleet Card offers custom card controls and a secure driver identification requirement that tracks fueling transactions.

"As a leading industry provider, Pep Boys represents the type of highly regarded company that Wright Express strives to establish partnerships with for the benefit of customers and we are honored to play a role in shared future growth," said David Maxsimic, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Wright Express. "Through this expanded relationship, we will grant Pep Boys' business customers access to the broader Wright Express acceptance network in addition to the other offerings afforded by the charge and fleet cards for business customers."