QuikQ Emerges as Full-Service Fuel Payment Solutions Provider Featuring Merchant Agreements with Top Three U.S. Truck Stop Chains

QuikQ Unveils New Fuel Card Payment Platform


FRANKLIN, Tenn. – (Oct. 19, 2017) – Leading industry innovator QuikQ LLC (QuikQ) announced today new offerings, including a fuel card, that qualify the company as a full-service fuel payment solutions provider and expand its ability to provide innovative and affordable payment solutions to the trucking industry.


QuikQ secured merchant agreements with Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s), TravelCenters of America LLC and Pilot Flying J, the three largest truck stop chains in the country. These merchant agreements combined with independent truck stop agreements give QuikQ a nationwide footprint in an established network of accepting merchants.


QuikQ’s affirmed suite of state-of-the-art solutions includes a payment fuel card; SmartQ, a radio frequency identification (RFID) based card-free system; Start Code, a card-free payment solution that processes transactions initiated with unique identifier codes; and a mobile app. QuikQ also provides Q-Checks, cash advances, payroll cards and more.


“QuikQ products fundamentally improve fuel transaction processing through innovative technology that increases transparency and reduces cost,” said QuikQ Chief Executive Officer Dean Troester. “We now have a portfolio of solutions that we believe is a more affordable and convenient approach to payment transactions than is available today, so much so that we expect to be the low-cost provider to merchants and fleets.”


QuikQ has supported Love’s private label payment platform – Love’s Express – for more than five years. The success of Love’s Express provides a strong foundation for QuikQ to build its momentum in the trucking industry with a streamlined approach to reducing fees and creating a more direct, transparent relationship between merchants, carriers and payment solutions providers.


QuikQ is led by Troester, a 35-year trucking industry veteran, who joined the QuikQ team in early 2017. He previously spent 23 years as chief financial officer for Crete Carrier Corporation, a leader in the trucking industry. Tony McAlister, executive vice president/chief operating officer, comes to QuikQ from Betfair (London) where he most recently served as chief technology officer. In addition, QuikQ has assembled a diverse management team that brings significant trucking industry, technology, and software expertise.




About QuikQ Based in Franklin, Tennessee, QuikQ, a full-service fuel payment solutions provider, executes payment transactions with a streamlined approach that can reduce fees and create a more direct, transparent relationship between merchants, carriers and payment solutions providers. QuikQ’s established suite of state-of-the-art solutions includes a payment fuel card; SmartQ, a radio frequency identification (RFID) based card-free system; Start Code, a card-free payment solution that processes transactions initiated with unique identifier codes; and a mobile app. QuikQ offers efficiencies, savings and convenience and has merchant agreements with the top three truck stop chains—Love’s, TravelCenters, and Pilot Flying J—along with additional independent truck stop agreements. For more information, please visit www.quikq.com.



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QuikQ Names Dean Troester as Chief Executive Officer

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Feb. 27, 2017) – QuikQ, a leading trucking industry innovator of card-free fuel payment solutions, today announced the addition of Dean Troester as chief executive officer. Troester brings over 34 years of experience in various aspects of the trucking industry to QuikQ.


For the last 23 years, Troester served as the chief financial officer for Crete Carrier Corporation, one of the top 20 largest privately-owned trucking companies in the country. Throughout his career, Troester has been instrumental in establishing key analytics that greatly benefit the industry; including profitability of customer lanes, operations and driver score cards.


“Dean’s decades of experience and natural ability to recognize areas of need in our industry and deliver results will be integral to the advancement of QuikQ under his leadership,” said Ernie Betancourt, founder and president of QuikQ. “Finding the right candidate for this position was no easy task, but with his expertise and sterling reputation that preceded him, we knew he was the right person to carry QuikQ into the future.”


“I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to lead this growing organization of talented professionals. QuikQ has revolutionized fuel payments with its innovative RFID technology that streamlined the fuel payment transaction process. I believe this company will continue to have a large impact on the trucking industry and being a part of that future is an opportunity that any leader would be excited about,” said Troester.


Troester started his career at Miller & Moore, Certified Public Accountants (CPA), in Lincoln, NE, while obtaining his CPA license. He graduated summa cum laude from Wayne State College.


QuikQ Based in Franklin, Tennessee, QuikQ is a payment solutions provider that revolutionized payment transactions for the trucking industry with the introduction of SmartQ, its card-free payment system based on radio frequency identification (RFID). Through QuikQ’s innovative recognition of identification tags affixed to trucks or trailers, it has streamlined the payment process, creating industry-wide efficiencies, savings and convenience.

QuikQ Names Tony McAlister as New COO

Franklin, Tennessee – February 07, 2017 – QuikQ, the leading provider of a cardless direct fuel connection between truck stop point-of-sale (POS) and motor carrier enterprise systems, today announced that Tony McAlister has joined the company as its new COO. McAlister has more than 27 years of experience in high growth start-ups and large corporations, including mergers, acquisitions, IPOs and leveraged strategic alliances.

“Tony McAlister’s expertise as a senior executive bringing companies to the next level will be a great benefit to QuikQ and its customers,” said Ernie Betancourt, president of QuikQ. “As we continue to enhance our FPS Fuel Purchase System he will be instrumental in its evolution and in the development of related solutions.”

Before joining QuikQ, McAlister served as Chief Technology Officer at Betfair, an Internet betting exchange, and previously was the COO, CTO and CIO at Motricity, a provider of mobile content services and solutions processing. Earlier in his career, McAlister was the CIO at Vodafone, a Fortune 500 international wireless communications provider, and served as CTO at an early-stage startup providing investment services and in senior management roles at several e-commerce businesses.

“My experience shepherding small organizations into becoming large ones, specifically in the technology arena, will serve me well in this new role at QuikQ,” Tony McAlister said. “I am excited to join Ernie Betancourt, a successful serial entrepreneur, in growing this unique company. QuikQ technology has created a compelling customer proposition that will disrupt this industry. I am thrilled to step into this role as the company is preparing for its next phase of growth.”

About QuikQ

A privately held software development company based in Franklin, Tennessee, QuikQ creates and develops innovative fuel transaction processing solutions for motor carriers and truck stops. Redefining the entire fueling process, the QuikQ Fuel Purchase System (FPS) is the first fuel transaction software that is designed to manage the entire fuel transaction through real-time direct “carrier to truck stop” connectivity. QuikQ’s RFID-based fueling system is currently being installed at truck stops nationwide and is being adopted by a growing number of motor carriers. For more information, visit www.quikq.com.

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