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Ernie Betancourt Brings New Company to Trucking Industry

        Previously announced fuel management tool, DFConnect, to be operated by QuikQ LLC

Brentwood , TN. – December 2, 2009 Ernie Betancourt, former President of Innovative Computing Corporation, today announced QuikQ LLC, a privately held company specializing in fuel management that will be responsible for bringing DFConnect™, a state of the art fuel management tool, to the trucking industry. The product was announced by Innovative last month and sold to Epona LLC, another privately held LLC controlled and operated by Betancourt. 

DFConnect, a cardless direct fuel connection between carrier enterprise systems and truck stop point of sale systems, will offer the following features: 

  • Separate Purchase Policies – DFConnect maintains separate purchase policies for the truck, driver and trailer as opposed to current one card-based policies.

  • Database Elimination – DFConnect product transaction engine interfaces with carriers own database versus a separate database maintained by billing company.

  • Purchase Order Based – DFConnect automatically creates a purchase order when a request is received.

  • Distinct Sub-Transactions –  Each distinct event – tractor fuel, trailer fuel, cash advance is maintained separately.

  • Mobile Communications Interface – easily integrated with all mobile communications systems through basic macro.

  • Limited Driver Data Entry – Driver only needs to enter start code and PO at fuel dispenser versus current multiple data entries.

  • Virtual Tank Inventory – DFConnect keeps track of fuel consumption and limits purchase orders based upon consumption. 

Prior to leading the purchase of Innovative in 2001, Betancourt founded Trendar, a point of service provider to truck stops that was eventually sold to Comdata in 1995. 

“I leave Innovative with mixed emotions,” stated Betancourt. “It’s like seeing your child go off to college. But starting QuikQ brings back that entrepreneurial spirit that makes me tick. This is a product like nothing the industry has seen before and the potential behind it is very exciting and I look forward to bringing it to market and watching its success.” 

About Epona and QuikQ

Epona is a privately held Nevada LLC specializing in providing improved management solutions to the trucking industry. QuikQ is a closely held private company created to develop the DFConnect product line and take it to market.  Its offices are at 501 Corporate Centre Drive, Suite 340 , Franklin , TN , 37067 .

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Susan Fall