The recent commentary by Shane Dyer on consolidation in the fleet card world raised some important questions about the state of the industry. While I will leave the debating of the issues to others, I would like to clarify one point for anyone who may have got the wrong impression from some of the article’s implications: U.S. Bank Voyager® is as strong and committed to success in the fleet space as it has ever been. Furthermore, we are proud to be the only bank in the United States offering proprietary fleet, freight and aviation solutions to the marketplace. Our current marketing campaign underscores this competitive differentiation, emphasizing comprehensive transportation expertise backed by the financial security of a bank. We assure you we are in it for the long haul.

John Hardin, U.S. Bank Global Transportation Manager