Dan Hudson

Dan Hudson

Dan Hudson is a seasoned payment industry specialist with over 15 years of service. 

After a U.S. Air Force enlistment as a fire fighter and studies @ George Washington University; in 1998 Dan Hudson joined Concord EFS, now First Data, as a payment services representative. 

He quickly began to specialize in the Truck Stop & Petroleum payments sector, which led to the NATSO/First Data Direct Program. 

ACH is a Promising Option for Mobile Payments

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Technology

With the increased use of tablets and smart phones, it is no surprise that mobile payments are expected to grow. Consumers are using mobile apps and web browsers to review, browse, compare and buy products, both at home and on the go. This creates both opportunities and challenges for retailers and those retailers that are able to tap into the mobile payment market will give themselves a competitive advantage, which means now is the time to formulate their strategic plans for accepting mobile payments.

Chip-and-Pin Cards Protect Retailers from Liability, Increase Customer Service

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Technology

Chip-and-pin credit card technology is heading to the U.S. and while retailers aren’t required to comply, they can face liability issues beginning on Oct. 1, 2015 if they don’t. As of Oct. 1, 2017, liability will shift to fuel merchants at the pump. In most card present environments today, fraud is absorbed by the bank/issuer unless the merchant fails to meet POS acceptance requirements or fails to defend through the “chargeback process.”

Retailers Should Prepare Now for Chip-Based Credit Card Standards

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Technology

Payment industry experts generally agree that a chip-based standard, also called EMV, for credit cards will come to the U.S., but predictions of when and in what form vary. While there is no government-enforced mandate at this time, Visa and MasterCard have come out with directives on implementing smart card technologies, and more announcements will likely come.

The Mobile Wallet Goes Beyond Payments

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Technology

Today’s technology is allowing consumers to use their phone as their wallet so they can tap-to-pay or send money from their phone. That means that in the future, shoppers may be able to purchase fuel, buy coffee and pick up groceries with their smartphone. Given that nearly one-fifth of smartphone users say they always carry their phone but don’t always carry a wallet, mobile wallets can provide a new level of convenience for shoppers.