Blu. Partners With Comdata

Allows truckers to use any fleet fueling card, major credit card at its LNG stations

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Blu., an operator of liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling stations and provider of LNG technology solutions, has partnered with Comdata to manage card payments at its fueling stations nationwide. The new system is now in operation at all Blu. LNG stations.

This Comdata SmartSight point-of-sale (POS) system will now allow the trucking industry to use any fleet fueling card or major credit card at the fuel dispenser at all Blu. LNG fueling stations.

"This partnership with Comdata helps set Blu. apart within the LNG fueling industry," Blu. CEO Merritt Norton said. "By accepting all major credit cards, as well as fleet cards, our fueling stations are able to match that aspect of the diesel fueling experience, increasing convenience and efficiency for our customers."

The new system provides a direct interface between the fuel dispenser and the POS system and eliminates the third-party controller, which increases efficiency and reliability and lowers costs. In addition to accepting payments, the new Comdata SmartSight systems will provide real-time data and automatic email notifications to enable Blu. technicians to remotely monitor and manage fueling sites.

"Our advanced technology helps streamline the LNG fueling process for Blu. customers, and enable the company to manage and monitor its stations more effectively," said Comdata executive vice president Randy Morgan.

In addition to providing what it says is the fastest fueling natural gas solution, Blu. has also made fueling more convenient for trucking fleets by including dispensers that allow pumping of LNG, diesel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) on the same lane.

Salt Lake City-based Blu. operates 24 LNG fueling locations, and provides total customer solutions for natural gas applications in the trucking, mining, marine, rail and industrial industries.

Comdata is a leading business-to-business provider of innovative electronic payment solutions. As an issuer and a processor, Comdata provides fleet, corporate payment, healthcare, virtual card and prepaid solutions to more than 30,000 customers. Comdata's SVS division is a global gift card and loyalty innovator that manages more than 600 million cards and processes more than one billion transactions from more than 45 countries and in 26 currencies worldwide every year. Founded in 1969 and based in Brentwood, Tenn., Comdata enables more than $54 billion in payment volume annually