By Seth Clevenger, Staff Reporter
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Comdata Corp. said it has started processing cardless fueling transactions using radio-frequency identification, while two major truck-stop chains work to install the wireless technology at all of their fueling locations.
Comdata’s cardless transactions use an RFID tag to automate the fueling process, which decreases the time drivers spend at the pump and reduces the risk of fraudulent transactions by automatically shutting the fuel pump off when a truck pulls away, the company said.
Cardless transactions have the same controls and limits of a physical Comdata card, the company said.
“Cardless technology is the way of the future in fuel transaction processing,” Comdata President Steve Stevenson said in a statement.