Comdata officials announce the company’s Diamond Anniversary celebration; a year long event to become “a shining example of its commitment to excellence in transportation services,” said Comdata President, Tony Holcombe.
Comdata has planned a number of activities throughout the year in commemoration of its thirty-year heritage, including the incorporation of a new corporate logo to be used in the company’s promotional materials, trade shows and advertisements. In addition, the company has planned `progressive birthday party’ events for employees, customers and trade show participants throughout the year.
“Comdata Corporation began as a relatively small business. We have enjoyed a very fortunate past by taking advantage of technology and applying it to the benefit of our diverse clientele,” said Comdata President Tony Holcombe. “As we embark on a new century of service, we look forward to building on our success by bringing innovative new products to market and maintaining our sharp focus on superior customer service.”
A pioneer in electronic funds disbursement and reporting technology for the transportation industry, Comdata launched `The Blue Card’ in 1981, which would serve as the predecessor to the Comchek Card(R), introduced several years later. A relatively simple approach to a novel idea, the `Blue Card’ gave trucking fleets a new way to provide funds to their drivers. Prior to the existence of the Comchek Card, these companies would be forced to issue a company credit card, wire money or provide cash to their drivers for fueling their trucks and paying for maintenance and repairs.
Today, the Comchek Card is the most universally-accepted over-the-road fueling card in the nation, accepted at over 5,000 truck stops and travel plazas and 350,000 Cirrus ATM machines in North America. Recently, Comdata announced the launch of Maestro point-of-sale access to its Comchek Card customers with Cirrus ATM access. The addition of the Maestro network opens up a whole new retail realm for the professional driver, since they can purchase goods and services at such national retailers as Albertsons, Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens and the United States Postal Service.
Over the span of three decades, Comdata has grown from a one office operation in Nashville, TN to a nationally recognized financial services leader with thirteen locations and 2,000 employees throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company’s product and service solutions incorporate the Comchek brand in its Driver Relations, Regulatory Compliance, Fuel Management, Merchant Services and Telecommunications divisions.
As the nation’s leading provider of financial and information services to the transportation industry, Comdata () provides funds transfer, fuel purchase, cash advance and permit services, as well as fuel optimization and routing software to the trucking industry; point of sale and data collection services to the truck stop industry; and long-distance telecommunications to the transportation industry.
Comdata is a business unit of Minneapolis-based Ceridian Corporation (NYSE: CEN), a leading information services company that serves the human resources, transportation and electronic media markets. Ceridian’s human resources businesses include Ceridian Employer Services, a provider of human resource management systems and payroll and tax filing services, and Ceridian Performance Partners, a provider of fully integrated workplace effectiveness solutions. Ceridian’s electronic media sector includes Arbitron; an international media and marketing research firm.Details