Chairman's Circle Members
Alternative Fuels Council
The Alternative Fuels Council, a NATSO company, provides expert knowledge on alternative fuel management and regulatory compliance. We assist fuel marketers with federal and state regulations, incentives, supply options and infrastructure advice. Visit www.natsoaltfuels.com for more information.
Altria Group Distribution Company (AGDC) (AGDC)
Altria Group Distribution Company (AGDC) provides sales, distribution and consumer engagement services to Altria’s tobacco companies. AGDC focuses on increasing efficiency and helping these companies better connect with adult tobacco consumers and strengthen relationships with thousands of retailers and wholesalers nationwide. The company designs and executes trade programs to grow Altria’s tobacco companies’ businesses and their customers’ businesses.
ASCENT HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
Ascent Hospitality Management® is a notable development organization within the restaurant franchise sector. Founded in 2019, the company’s mission is to invigorate great franchise brands and provide strategic support for concepts, leading to long-term growth. Currently Ascent is the franchisor of the Huddle House and Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, operating nearly 600 restaurant locations in the United States and Canada. Guided by the some of the industry’s most sought-after executives, the company is eager to continue expanding its depth and breadth of concepts. To learn more about Ascent Hospitality Management® and its partnership opportunities, visit www.ascenthm.com/.
Blink Charging Co.
Blink Charging is an industry leading provider of EV charging equipment that offers customers flexible business models tailored to their specific needs. With global EV purchases forecast to hit 10 million vehicles by 2025, Blink works with a myriad of clients across many industries to deploy EV charging stations nationwide and globally. Blink's flagship IQ200 Level 2 80 amp charger provides clients with the confidence that today's investments will address future needs. Blink's line of DC (Level 3) Fast Chargers provides a variety of power outputs designed to find the right balance between cost and performance.
Blue Beacon International
At Blue Beacon, we pride ourselves on serving the trucking industry’s washing needs in a friendly and courteous manner. Located near the country’s finest travel plazas, Blue Beacon Truck Wash locations provide easy access for even the biggest rigs. With over 110 – 24 hr locations and growing, and more than 45 years of experience, Blue Beacon Truck Wash is the most recognized and trusted truck washing service in the nation. Blue Beacon consistently delivers a high quality wash in the shortest amount of time possible. Learn more at https://bluebeacon.com/.
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions
Bridgestone is one of the best-known and most-trusted names in truck tires today, with products for every vehicle type and service, whether over-the-road on/off highway or specialty applications. Bridgestone tires are available from the largest network of truckstops in America. Visit www.trucktires.com for more information.
David Charles, Jr.
Cash Depot is a full-service ATM and Air/Vac company dedicated to offering the best products and services which include Merchant Processing, Purchase, Rental and Free Placement Program. When you Do business with us, you receive quality, reliability, accountability and dependability. Call 1-800-776-8834 or Contact Us to discuss how we can provide you a solution to fit your needs!
Cat Scale Co.
Locations that sell diesel need a CAT Scale. Operators can join the world’s leading public truck scale network. CAT Scale has more than 2,040 locations across the U.S. and Canada. There are no startup costs and equipment, maintenance and training are provided. Professional drivers seek out CAT Scales. CAT Scale can bring more money to the bottom line. Visit www.catscale.com for more information.
Electric mobility is the smart choice.We make it the easy one, too. Since 2007, we’ve focused solely on offering the best electric vehicle (EV) charging experience for everyone involved in the shift to electric mobility.
Since 1952, Birmingham-based Chester’s International LLC has been serving customers delicious, fresh fried chicken and signature sides using old, southern family recipes. Chester’s is a leading fractional franchise company with expertise in developing food- service programs for convenience store and grocery retail chains. Visit www.chestersinternational.com for more information.
Concept Clean Energy
We design and build elegant Travel Center canopies that provide complete protection from the elements (think rain, sun and snow protection) + clean solar energy. Instead of a metal roof, our Made-in-USA PowerShingle canopies use glass solar panels to create a distinctive, watertight multi-use cover for your core services -- fueling, retail, truck parking and protected space to stretch out. Thanks to Federal Tax Incentives and recurring solar revenues, PowerShingle canopies cost less than metal roof canopies and pay for themselves with safe, predictable returns.
The Coca-Cola Co. is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with nearly 500 sparkling and still brands. Along with Coca-Cola, recognized as the world’s most valuable brand, the company’s portfolio includes 15 other billion-dollar brands. For more information about Coca-Cola, please visit www.coca-colacompany.com.
DAS Companies Inc.
DAS Companies Inc. is a full-service marketing and global supply chain portfolio company. Privately-held, DAS Companies designs, imports and distributes truck and auto accessories, travel merchandise and mobile electronics that add safety, convenience, comfort and leisure to on-the-go consumers through a series of channel partnerships including travel centers, heavy-duty trucking centers, and electronics and specialty retailers. Visit www.dasinc.com for more information.
Nathan S Oland, AIC, LUTCF
Successful operators need to know what their insurance agent knows about the travel plaza business and should feel good that they have the correct and specific coverage, service and risk management support they need. Federated Insurance is a NATSO Chairman’s Circle partner for good reason.Their marketing representatives will ensure operators’ peace of mind with major client service standards. At Federated, it’s their business to protect yours! Visit our website for more information.
fiserv offers direct merchant services for NATSO members.There’s only one way to establish the NATSO-fiserv merchant account, contact our dedicated service representative, Dan Hudson. If you haven’t gone through NATSO, your merchant account isn’t covered! You’ll benefit greatly with the lowest rates in the industry and unparalleled service. Visit www.firstdata.com for information.
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations offering the broadest range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. For over 150 years, Gilbarco Veeder-Root has earned the trust of its customers by providing long-term partnerships, uncompromising support, and proven reliability. The company’s major product lines include fuel dispensers, nozzles, pump media, point-of-sale systems, payment systems, tank gauges, fleet management systems, and e-mobility solutions. For more information, visit www.gilbarco.com
Interstate Health Systems
Interstate Health Systems is an innovative, technology-based medical services company that provides vitally needed Urgent and Primary Care along the nation’s interstate highway system. We support the needs of commercial truck drivers, rural residents, and all travelers across U.S. interstates. Learn more at https://interstatehealthsystems.com/.
LYNCO PRODUCTS INC.
Lynco Products is a privately owned full-service distributor, innovator and importer of impulse, convenience, automotive and general goods products. The corporate office and 120,000 square-foot distribution center is located in Milan, Illinois. This central Midwest location enables Lynco to efficiently distribute and service travel centers, convenience stores, grocery, carwash and specialty retailers throughout the United States and Canada. Visit www.lyncoproducts.net for more information.
Mashgin makes self-checkout instant and completely touchless. Our kiosks use computer vision to instantly ring up multiple items, speeding up transactions as much as 400%. When lines go down, revenue goes up! Our clients see revenue gains as high as 20% thanks to increased transaction volume during busy hours. Trusted by Fortune 500 Companies and iconic sports brands, Mashgin has already completed 10 million computer vision transactions across over 100 locations in the U.S. Learn more at www.mashgin.com
McLane Co. Inc
McLane is a supply chain services leader, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, travel centers, mass merchants, drugstores and military locations, as well as quick-service and fast-casual chain restaurants. McLane optimizes the purchase, flow and sale of products from thousands of suppliers to more than 54,000 retail locations. Learn more at www.mclaneco.com.
ONRAMP was founded by travel center industry professionals to provide merchants and carriers with a better truck fueling and payment experience. The ONRAMP FuelPay App and APIs are live and in use by Werner and other top carriers today. Visit onrampcard.com for more information.
Paragon Solutions Inc.
Paragon Solutions provides retail design, consulting and branding services to convenience stores, restaurants, truckstops and travel plazas across the country.Their services include ground ups, remodels, site design, interior design, store layouts, equipment specification, creative branding and graphics solutions, food service design and merchandising. Learn more at https://www.paragon4design.com/.
Parts and Service Solutions LLC
Parts and Service Solutions is reinventing the way fleets purchase truck parts, supplies and ancillary products. We offer direct drop ship programs with all of our parts suppliers. Parts and Service Solutions is the expert in service shop needs. Our parts distribution center is a one-stop shop for all your inventory needs. Parts and Service Solutions is jointly owned by Stephen Swords and Pilot Company. Visit www.partsandservicesolutions.com for more information.
Renewable Energy Group Inc.
Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) is leading the energy industry's transition to sustainability by transforming renewable resources into high-quality, cleaner fuels. REG is one of North America’s largest producer of biodiesel and an industry leading producer of renewable diesel. REG solutions are alternatives for petroleum diesel and produce significantly lower carbon emissions. REG utilizes a global integrated procurement, distribution and logistics network to operate 12 biorefineries in the U.S. and Europe. In 2020, REG produced 519 million gallons of cleaner fuel delivering over 4.2 million metric tons of carbon reduction. REG is meeting the growing global demand for lower-carbon fuels and leading the way to a more sustainable future. Learn more at www.regi.com.
Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; and Kentucky BioProcessing, Inc. Visit www.reynoldsamerican.com for more information.
Synergy Diesel Efficient
Believe the hype. Synergy Diesel Efficient is fully formulated, so you can go 2% further without the hassle. It keeps your engine cleaner for better fuel economy, which means less maintenance and downtime – and less off your bottom line. It’s the first widely-available pre-additized diesel, and it’s only available at Exxon™ and Mobil™ stations. Where science and trucking come together. Learn more at https://www.exxon.com/en/diesel-efficient.
What makes Valvoline the only one that customers need? Its dedication to innovative products and services, spearheaded by a tremendous investment in research and development.Valvoline products (greases, engine oils, chemicals, coolants, etc.) and programs help users extend drain intervals, reduce maintenance and improve productivity while providing superior protection and lowering the cost of operation. Learn more about Valvoline’s PREMIUM BLUE HD DIESEL ENGINE OIL. Learn more at www.valvoline.com.
Westrock Coffee is a leading integrated coffee, tea, flavors, extracts, and ingredients solutions provider in the U.S., providing coffee sourcing, supply chain management, product development, roasting, packaging, and distribution services to retail, foodservice and restaurant, convenience store and travel center, CPG, non-commercial and hospitality industries around the world. With offices in 10 countries, the company sources coffee and tea from 35 origin countries. For more information, please visit WestrockCoffee.com.
The Wendy's Company
It’s an exciting time to join and grow with The Wendy’s Company. Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy’s® restaurant in 1969 and we continue to follow his sound principles to ensure we build upon our position as a quality leader in the Quick Service Restaurant (“QSR”) industry. Learn more at https://www.wendys.com/franchising.