Newly-formed fuel management software provider QuikQ has joined NATSO, the national association for truckstop and travel plaza operators, to work more closely with industry counterparts.

“Since QuikQ is a startup company with several patent applications intended to modernize the way the motor carrier/truck top relationship works, we know that having this kind of access to the NATSO leadership will help us reach our mutual goals successfully,” said Ernie Betancourt, QuikQ’s president.

Betancourt added that QuikQ, a privately held software development company, plans to use what he calls “21st century technology” to improve the method for processing diesel fuel transactions as well as to provide security measures to drastically reduce fuel fraud. QuikQ’s new card-less system directly connects the truckstop point-of-sale systems and the motor carrier’s enterprise management system.

QuikQ joins NATSO at a time when the truckstop and travel plaza industry is tackling such critically important issues as rising fuel prices and rising interchange fees, noted Lisa Mullings, the group’s president & CEO.

“The industry is working to ensure a viable retail market for all truckstop and travel plazas nationwide and QuikQ is committed to helping the truckstop and travel plaza industry face these challenges,” said Mullings.