Alexandria, Va. -- NATSO, the national association representing the nation’s travel plazas and truckstops, announced that it has named Delia Moon Meier, owner and senior vice president of Iowa 80 Group and CAT Scale Co., its 2020-2021 Chairman of the Board. Iowa 80 Group, based in Walcott, Iowa, owns and operates four large truckstops — Iowa 80, Joplin 44 Petro, the Oak Grove 70 Petro and the Kenly 95 Petro. CAT Scale Co. operates a nationwide network of more than 1,600 certified truck scales.
Meier is a second-generation truckstop operator and has served as a NATSO board member, a NATSO committee member for over 30 years, and served two terms as Chairman of the NATSO Government Affairs Committee. Meier also has served three terms as Chair of the NATSO Foundation, the research and education arm of NATSO, Inc., in 2019, 2003 and 2004.
Meier — who succeeds Bob Wollenman, Managing Partner at Deluxe Truck Stop, as NATSO Chairman — has been a longtime advocate for the truckstop and travel plaza industry.
“We are especially grateful for Delia’s leadership during this time of unprecedented change,” said NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings. “Delia has spent her life in the truckstop industry. We are thankful for her unwavering commitment to the truckstop industry as NATSO works to ensure that all truckstop owners and operators successfully navigate the rapidly changing business climate brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Meier also serves as president of Iowa80.com, the online and retail division of Iowa 80 Group that is responsible for purchasing and the management of six retail stores, an online store and distribution center that serves both Iowa 80 and CAT Scale Co. She also serves as director of the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, a privately funded museum located at Iowa 80 that preserves antique trucks and showcases the evolution and importance of trucking in the United States.
Meier is the founder and president of the Truckstops of Iowa Association and the Truckstops of Iowa PAC. She serves on the Iowa DOT Freight Advisory Committee and was appointed to the Iowa Economic Development Authority as well as the Eldridge and Walcott Economic Development Committees.
She currently serves as a trustee of the Figge Art Museum, the Supply Chain Management Advisory Committee for Western Illinois University and the Board of Iowa YPO Gold Chapter. Meier is a past board member of the Bettendorf Chamber of Commerce, past chair and long-term member of the Chamber Government Affairs Committee, a past Rivermont Collegiate Trustee, past board member of the Iowa Underground Storage Tank Board and past board member of AMBEST.
Meier received her BBA from the University of Iowa. She and her husband, Dave, have three grown daughters.
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