Relay Payments, which facilitates payments for the trucking and logistics industries, has teamed up with Maverik – Adventure’s First Stop, to offer fleets and commercial truck drivers an opportunity for more secure transactions when paying for fuel.
Offering completely digital fuel purchasing when paying directly at Maverik pumps, Relay helps drivers get back on the road quickly. Drivers also benefit from significant fuel discounts, with prices and route planning options listed in Relay’s mobile app.
“We continue to rapidly expand our diesel fuel solution, bringing our digital payments to more truck stops and convenience stores throughout the country,” said Relay’s CEO Ryan Droege. “This partnership gives our drivers additional options to seamlessly pay at the pump no matter their route. We're especially excited to partner with a brand like Maverik since they prioritize service and the truck driver customer experience in the same way we do.”
When paying with Relay, fleets will be able to utilize its negotiated discount or retain any pre-negotiated discounts they’ve put in place with Maverik. Additional benefits include Relay’s contactless technology, route planning, controls, transparent fees, and access to Relay’s 24/7 U.S.-based customer support.
“Maverik is committed to delivering the best experience to our over-the-road customers on their road trip adventure,” said Kerby Cate, director of Commercial Fuels Marketing at Maverik. “Teaming up with Relay allows our current commercial customers to take advantage of its digital and convenient product, while also inviting Relay’s driver network, who may be new to Maverik, to enjoy our best-in-class locations and save at the pump.”
Relay introduced its digital payment solution in 2019 and today, it's used by more than 350,000 drivers, 90,000 carriers, and 1,500 truck stops.
Orange yard trucks available in Canada
Orange EV, the heavy-duty EV truck manufacturer based in Kansas City, Missouri, has expanded into the Canadian market.
Orange EV’s Canadian expansion comes on the heels of the company's plans to move to a larger U.S. production facility designed to accommodate the company’s rapid growth and produce up to 1,800 terminal trucks per year in single-shift operations.
To head Canadian operations, Orange EV has hired global business leader Roberto Bragagnolo as its country general manager. He arrives at Orange EV after serving as general manager of Finning, the world’s largest Caterpillar dealer, and previously spent two years with Export Development Canada involved in global trade across clean energy and advanced manufacturing. Bragagnolo also worked more than 23 years working for Siemens.
The company’s Canadian division, Toronto-based OEV Canada Inc., recently became operational, and in addition to providing vehicles for purchase, will be providing in-country service and parts support.
Yard trucks are used to move trailers and containers at distribution centers, manufacturing plants, warehouses, rail intermodal sites, ports, and other facilities where goods movement is essential. Commercially deployed for more than seven years, Orange EV’s matched-pair solution of trucks and chargers offers a reliable and cost-effective alternative to traditional diesel units
"Orange EV has long anticipated this expansion in Canada, and with the company’s proven presence in cold-weather markets such as Minnesota, western New York, and already in Ontario, it’s a natural move that will benefit North American customers and the environment alike,” said Bragagnolo.“
Orange EV said its customers in Canada can save an extra $100,000 (Canadian dollars) for each electric yard truck purchased, for up to 10 trucks per calendar year, through Canada’s Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (iMHZEV) program.
Since 2010, Orange EV’s terminal trucks have been chosen by more than 160 fleets across 33 states, Canada, and the Caribbean. Cumulatively, Orange EV trucks have surpassed 7.9 million miles and 2.4 million duty hours. For more information, visit www.orangeev.com.