NATSO Supplier Partners Offer COVID-19 Resources
On behalf of all NATSO members, we at NATSO would like to take a moment to thank our NATSO allied members for their part in supporting the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our country can't stay on its feet without truckstops and travel centers, and truckstops and travel centers need strong supplier partners like NATSO allied members to help keep drivers fueled, fed, refreshed and on the road. These companies are truly an essential part of the nation’s response to this emergency.
Several NATSO allied members have reached out to us to share their COVID-19 resources:
These companies are truly an essential part of the nation’s response to this emergency.
Blue Beacon Truck Washes are considered an essential service as defined by the CISA a division of the Department of Homeland Security. Our wash services are categorized under the subheading of Food and Agriculture: ‘Workers supporting the sanitation of all food manufacturing processes and operations from wholesale to retail’. On March 16, 2020 President Trump issued the following guidance. “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.” Learn more here.
At ChargePoint, we take this crisis seriously. We extend our well wishes to those affected by the disease. We are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to comply with the recommendation of local public health officials. First and foremost, we are undertaking measures to ensure our employees and their families, customers and drivers remain safe and healthy. For our valued customers and drivers: We know you count on ChargePoint to get where you need to go; whether it’s to do your shopping, fuel your fleet, visit your doctor or respond to emergencies. Rest assured we are continuing to provide support for businesses and drivers. Learn more here.
“The COVID-19 pandemic, and its impact on the restaurant industry, has resulted in more limited options for fresh, hot meals for truck drivers. Chester’s is able to fill that void, and we are committed to serving fresh fried chicken and homestyle sides in our truckstop and travel plaza locations whenever possible,” said William Culpepper, Vice President of Marketing at Chester’s. “During the COVID-19 crisis, we have worked hard and fast to support our operators by developing marketing assets uniquely suited to this new world where dining rooms are closed and purchasing behaviors are changing. Some examples of our efforts include our ‘Curbside Pickup’ signage, ‘Open for Chicken’ exterior banners, and our ‘10 Tenders for $10 promotion.’” Learn more about Chester’s here.
Coca-Cola teams around the world are finding creative ways to use their manufacturing facilities and supply chains to produce and transport needed medical supplies to the COVID-19 front lines. Bottling and concentrate plants, for example, are working to meet a critical supply gap by quickly shifting production to make hand sanitizer for donation to hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. Learn more here.
At DAS, the service to and safety of our customers, partners, and associates remains our highest priority.
DAS Companies, Inc. is fully operational to serve our customers. We have taken additional steps to ensure that our trusted service continues:
- Warehouses are operating on extended hours to fulfill shipping commitments
- Inventories have been proactively optimized to meet ongoing customer demands
- DAS associates are equipped to maximize availability to our customers and partners
For our associates, we have taken steps to ensure their safety. We have put restrictions on travel, postponed large-scale events, limited the size of essential business meetings, provided remote-work solutions, and continue to reinforce safe behavior in every environment.
At DAS, we largely serve America’s truck drivers with the general merchandise that keeps them safe, comfortable, and connected. Truck drivers deliver food, medical supplies and over 70% of the products that keep our shelves stocked. Now more than ever, we are passionately committed to their needs and thankful for their service. Learn more here.
fiserv has provided an informational summary of the various measures contained in the CARES Act designed to provide relief directly to businesses in three respective areas: access to business loans, access to tax credits and benefits to individual consumers (which businesses can reference to inform and guide their employees). Access the resource here.
Gilbarco Veeder-Root has created several coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for c-stores, gas stations, truckstops and travel plazas including pump and POS safety. View the all the resources here.
McLane message from CEO W. Grady Rosier on their COVID-19 efforts. Read the message here.
At Phillips 66, the safety of our employees, contractors and communities is our top priority. Because of this, our commitment to providing energy and improving lives remains steadfast as we focus on meeting the needs of our customers and stakeholders. Visit Phillip66’s website for resources.
The National ATM Council has released guidelines on how to clean your ATM during this COVID-19 outbreak. The council reached out to retail ATM manufacturers Genmega, Nautilus-Hyosung, and Triton for guidance on cleaning, and together they have released the following information. Once again, a clean ATM is more inviting to a customer, and cleaning is an important task during these uncertain times. Learn about ATM cleaning from Premier Merchants Group, LLC.
At Renewable Energy Group, our values include safety, integrity and humanity. We live those all year long, but never have they felt more important than during the unprecedented challenges the world is facing during the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more here.
At S&D, our priority is and remains the safety of our customers, employees, suppliers and communities. As we continue to monitor the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) around the world, S&D is exercising additional caution in our work environment and beyond. Learn more here.
At Valvoline, we know that America’s professional drivers are unsung heroes in during the COVID-19 crisis leaving their homes and families everyday to deliver supplies that Americans need and count on. We launched a “Thanks to Truckers” initiative, a campaign honoring big rig truckers, delivery carriers and waste management professionals providing essential services during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Through this initiative, Valvoline will collect #ThanksToTruckers messages and notes of appreciation from individuals and businesses nationwide through its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter platforms, as well as through its network of influencers. Visit www.Valvoline.com/
“We are grateful for our nation’s truck drivers, believe that they are vital to our economy, and they need access to food while on the road delivering critical supplies to hospitals, retailers, restaurants and other essential businesses,” said Kurt Kane, President, U.S. and Chief Commercial Officer of TheWendy’s Company. “Several weeks ago, Wendy’s introduced a new walk-up curbside ordering procedure to accommodate customers with oversized vehicles, like truck drivers and first responders, while many of our dining rooms are temporarily closed. To further communicate this option, we added a pop-up window with this information to the Wendy’s app. These changes have helped truck drivers and others with oversized vehicles gain access to our restaurants.” Learn more here.