Houston—Feb. 7, 2012—Under a five-year contract agreement, FuelQuest Inc.’s Fuel Center will be responsible for managing J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.’s bulk fuel purchases within its terminal network.
“By partnering with FuelQuest and utilizing the FuelQuest Fuel Center, we gain capabilities that allow us to improve and streamline our bulk fuel purchasing with the automation of several manual processes,” said Craig Harper, Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Operations Officer of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., Lowell, Ark. The transportation logistics company operates four business segments and manages a diverse fleet of trucks providing truckload and flatbed solutions in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
With its team of fuel experts and industry-leading Fuel Management System (FMS) software, FuelQuest’s Fuel Center forecasts and sources fuel acting as a supplier-independent extension of the customer and manages such activities as order management and fuel, freight and tax charge reconciliation.
“We are delighted to be working with J.B. Hunt on sourcing, replenishing, and reconciling their bulk fuel inventory,” said Ryan Mossman, Vice President and General Manager of Fuel Center. “They are a great example of how leading transportation organizations are using fuel management automation to improve bulk fuel purchasing.”
Fuel Center also provides its customers with centralized control and visibility of bulk fuel purchasing; reduced working capital requirements; increased security of supply; and value management dashboards so customers such as J.B. Hunt can actively monitor their return on investment from the Fuel Center service.
For more information, visit www.fuelquest.com and www.jbhunt.com.