HOUSTON, Jun 2, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet
Systems Inc., recently announced an acceptance agreement with Ford
Motor Company that will enable Voyager customers to enjoy the
convenience of using their Voyager Fleet Card to pay for products and
services at all participating Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealership
locations nationwide. More than 1,500 dealerships are currently
enrolled in the Voyager Fleet Card acceptance program and many more
will be joining soon.
"Voyager Fleet Card acceptance at Ford and Lincoln-Mercury
dealerships is great news for our customers," said Michael Oleniczak,
vice president of merchant sales and service for Voyager. "These
national brands will ensure that our customers have access to quality
products and services across the country, as well as the convenience
of a consolidated fleet report from Voyager that combines fuel
purchases and other fleet-related expenses."
Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealerships provide fleet card customers
with "Genuine Parts & Service for Genuine Peace of Mind." Customer
benefits include: highly-skilled technicians, competitive prices,
genuine Ford and Motorcraft automotive parts and convenience with
neighborhood locations, Saturday and evening hours, same-day service
and one stop for all vehicle service needs.
Ford and Lincoln-Mercury technicians receive extensive training to
service customer vehicles. Their commitment to providing the highest
personal service includes talking directly to customers about their
vehicle needs, and customers can trust that their skilled hands will
use the right technology and quality parts to diagnose and repair any
concerns. The company knows that its customers depend on their
vehicles for so much, which is why it is important that they can
depend on their local Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealership to keep it
performing at its best.
For a complete listing of participating locations, visit the
Voyager website at: voyagerfleet.com, and click on the Ford logo.
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in
Dearborn, Mich., manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200
markets across six continents. With more than 328,000 employees
worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Aston Martin, Ford,
Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Its
automotive-related services include Ford Credit, Ford and Lincoln
Mercury Genuine Parts and Service, and Hertz. Ford Motor Company
celebrated its 100th anniversary on June 16, 2003. For more
information about Ford Motor Company visit ford.com.
U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems Inc. is a leading provider of the
universal fleet fueling and maintenance card for over 1.3 million
vehicles. Specifically designed to serve the needs of any size fleet,
Voyager issues the Voyager Fleet Card, accepted at over 185,000 retail
locations in all 50 states and provides comprehensive fleet management
information services to commercial businesses and government agencies.
Visit Voyager on the web at usbank.com/voyagerfleet.
Voyager is a wholly owned subsidiary of Minneapolis-based U.S.
Bancorp (NYSE:USB). With assets in excess of $189 billion, U.S.
Bancorp is the 7th largest financial services holding company in the
United States. U.S. Bancorp is home of the Five Star Service
Guarantee, which assures customers of certain key banking benefits and
services or customers will be paid for their inconvenience. Visit U.S.
Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.
SOURCE: U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems Inc.
U.S. Bancorp Media Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
Corporate Payment Systems
Dan Endy, 612-973-6901
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