Count the Ways NATSO Membership Advances Your Business, Reduces Your Costs And Improves Your Bottom Line

For more than 50 years, NATSO has focused on one thing: advancing the success of truckstop and travel center operators just like you. Count the many ways NATSO grows your business.
Count the Ways NATSO Membership Advances Your Business, Reduces Your Costs And Improves Your Bottom Line

# 1 NATSO’s Alternative Fuels Council RFS RIN Management Service

The Alternative Fuels Council’s RIN Management Service is designed to help fuel retailers that blend and sell renewable fuels to more efficiently participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program and manage their Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs). NATSO members can find out more about the service at

# 2 Travel Center Profit Drivers

NATSO offers a custom assessment of your truckstop that includes recommendations for every aspect of your facility, from actionable ideas to improve revenue to tactical ways to improve your net operating costs. Don Quinn, NATSO Services’ vice president, or Darren Schulte, NATSO’s vice president of membership, spend two days at your location reviewing every aspect of your truckstop business and then send you a personalized, highly-detail report of next steps.

# 3 NATSO’s Check-Link Check Verification Program

Check-Link provides NATSO members with a check approval process for thousands of professional drivers for a flat rate of $30 per month. NATSO's database of drivers is updated hourly to protect NATSO members from bad checks. It is cost effective for your business and a way to combat excessive interchange fees.

# 4 The NATSO Truckstop & Travel Plaza New Hire Orientation & Training Guidebook

The New Hire Guidebook will give you the human resource insights you need to successfully run your travel plaza. The guidebook explores establishing a successful training program, preparing for a new hire’s first day, making an excellent first impression and planning for the first shift.

# 5 NATSO's Discounted Payment Card Merchant Processing

NATSO’s program with First Data for discounted credit card processing program that could potentially save you thousands of dollars each year! If you have unbranded pay points, please call NATSO for a review to see if this program will work for you!

# 6 NATSO “The Truck Stops Here” Blog, Podcast, NATSO Biz Brief and NATSO Stop Watch

If you want to stay in touch with what’s new and relevant in the travel center industry, NATSO’s blog posts provide you with all the knowledge, education and great ideas you can take in! Educate your team by signing up more of your managers, buyers and other staff for a free subscription to our daily electronic newsletter NATSO Biz Brief, as well as NATSO Stop Watch, our bi-monthly magazine that gives you the latest regulatory news, industry issues and trends.

# 7 NATSO Solutions

This is the perfect electronic tool that lets you easily connect with other operators to ask questions and share ideas via email. Ever wonder what other operators are doing to reduce shrink? Are you curious how other operators are handling the transition to EMV? Would you like suggestions for the best POS system for your location? Just ask! Your fellow NATSO members can help!

# 8 The NATSO Foundation Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship Program

The scholarship program has been changing lives for nearly 20 years by awarding educational scholarships to truckstop/travel plaza employees and their legal dependents. Students can apply for the Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship by going to billmoonscholarship.

9 DON’T FORGET! NATSO advocates on your behalf on both the state and federal level

There’s never been a more important time to engage in your industry’s association. With your support, we’re leading the charge against commercialization, tolling and other schemes that would allow states to balance their budgets at the expense of your business.


One size does not fit all, and your business has unique needs. Reach out to the membership team for an explanation all of NATSO’s benefits and to make sure you are registered for the ones that are the best fit for you.

KIMBERLY ROBERTS provides customer service and support with a focus on NATSO’s business programs.
How to Contact Kimberly: (703) 739-8573 |

As the vice president of membership at NATSO, DARREN SCHULTE directs recruitment, retention and customer service to travel plaza members. He travels extensively and is always eager to visit with members and share his insights into the industry.
How to Contact Darren: (915) 526-5820 |

The newest member of the membership team, AFUA SMITH provides customer service and support to travel plazas. She also oversees the NATSO Foundation’s Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship Program.
How to Contact Afua: (703) 739-8568 |

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