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.
Blue Beacon International
At Blue Beacon, we pride ourselves in serving your truck washing and Washout needs in a friendly and courteous manner. We appreciate your business and want you to be satisfied. Located at the country’s finest travel plazas, Blue Beacon Truck Wash locations are conveniently located and provide easy access for even the biggest rigs. With over 110 – 24hr 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. You can count on us to consistently deliver a high quality wash in the shortest amount of time possible. Our prices are among the lowest in the industry, and we accept most credit cards and checks.
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.
Cash Depot 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 1,850 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.
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.
Chevron Products Co.
Chevron Lubricants is a leading supplier of lubrication solutions to fleets and owner operators in North America. With wide distribution, a strong support network and the award-winning, industry-leading Delo family of products, Chevron can help you meet your lubrication requirements. Visit www.chevronlubricants.com for more information.
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 www.federatedinsurance.com for more information.
First Data offers direct merchant services for NATSO members.There’s only one way to establish the NATSO-First Data 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, the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations, offers the broadest range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. Gilbarco earns the trust of its customers by providing long-term partnership, uncompromising support and proven reliability. Visit www.gilbarco.com for more information.
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.
Midwest Electronics Gaming
Founded by Tim Jones in 1980, ME Gaming provides their customers with a consistent, near-passive revenue stream through video gaming terminals.They have grown and prospered under their dedicated focus on superior customer service while building mutually profitable partnerships with their customers. ME Gaming strives for increased innovation, announcing the launch of their mobile players’ reward program. Learn more at www.midwesteltronicsgaming.com.
For nearly 90 years, Mobil Delvac-branded heavy-duty diesel lubricants have been helping owner-operators and fleets nationwide extend the life of their equipment. Along with conventional and synthetic diesel engine oils, the Mobil Delvac product family features a complete bumper-to-bumper offering of fully synthetic drive-train fluids, extended-life coolants and high-performance greases. Learn more at www.mobildelvac.com.
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.
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/.
Phillips 66 Lubricants
Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of midstream, chemicals, refining and marketing, specialties and lubricants businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Learn more at www.phillips66.com.
Randall-Reilly Publishing Co. LLC
Randall-Reilly is the nation’s leading information provider for the trucking industry. It owns over 65 web properties, magazines, trade shows, truckstop signage, data products and smart phone applications used by marketers to reach the owner- operator, fleet and driver markets. They own the media products travel plaza customers use daily, Trucker Tools, Overdrive magazine, CCJ magazine and the Great American Trucking Show. Learn more at www.rrpub.com.
Renewable Energy Group Inc.
Renewable Energy Group is a leading North American biodiesel producer with a nationwide distribution and logistics system. Utilizing an integrated value chain model, Renewable Energy Group is focused on converting natural fats, oils and greases into advanced biofuels. With more than 225 million gallons of owned/operated annual production capacity at biorefineries across the country, REG is a proven biodiesel partner in the distillate marketplace. Learn more at www.regi.com.
Social is an international hemp-derived CBD company producing and distributing the highest-quality, lab-tested and certified CBD solutions. Social was born from thought-leaders and experts with over 20 years experience in the industry. With a vision to bring CBD to people from all walks of life, Social is leading a global conversation focused on the benefits and efficacy of cannabinoids in the wellness space. Masters in the fields of personal care, beauty, sports fitness and well-being, Social provides the finest CBD, using world-class manufacturing and exceeding FDA standards. From tinctures & topicals, to capsules, pens & patches, Social continues to innovate in the CBD space, propelling the industry forward as it continues its tremendous momentum into the international spotlight. Learn more at https://thesocialcbd.com/.
Shell Rotella® products are designed to meet the challenges associated with the harsh environment faced by truckers everywhere. Operators can offer their customers protection with the full line of Shell lubricants and coolants. Learn more about the Shell Portfolio and marketing programs available for truckstop operators at www.rotella.com.
S&D Coffee & Tea
S&D Coffee & Tea, a subsidiary of Cott Corp., is the largest coffee and tea manufacturer and supplier to restaurants and convenience stores in America. S&D is also a leading producer of liquid extracts. In continuous operation since 1927, the company serves more than 100,000 customers through national distribution and direct store delivery. For more information about S&D Coffee & Tea, go to www.sdcoffeetea.com.
Travel Center Profit Drivers
After hearing from travel centers for years that they needed more advice on how to improve their bottom lines and expand their business, NATSO, the non-profit association representing the truckstop and travel center industry, created Travel Center Profit Drivers. Travel Center Profit Drivers provides access to specialized, experienced consultants and the tools they’ve created to help travel centers thrive. Don Quinn joined NATSO after serving as president of Sapp Bros. During his 30-plus year career at Sapp Bros., he held almost every job, which gives him deep insight into the multiple profit centers within a truckstop and travel center. Darren Schulte joined NATSO with nearly three decades of experience in truckstop and travel plaza operations and merchandising. Schulte has worked for Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, HESS Corp. and Petro Stopping Centers, and he has visited hundreds of truckstops. Learn more at www.travelcenterprofitdrivers.com.
The Trucker’s Friend—National Truck Stop Directory
Robert de Vos
The Trucker’s Friend— National Truck Stop Directory is the trusted truckstop data provider to NATSO, Rand McNally, FHWA and serious truckers everywhere. Truckers are a location’s business. The Trucker’s Friend can help steer them in the right direction. Learn more at www.truckstops.com.
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 at www.valvoline.com.