Chuck Bosselman, chairman of the Bosselman Companies, will receive the NATSO Hall of Fame award at The NATSO Show, to be held in February at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The NATSO Hall of Fame Award recognizes individuals for their notable participation in their communities, industry and the association. It has been presented only four times since 2004.
Bosselman will receive the honor during The NATSO Show kick-off keynote on Feb. 19, which features JetBlue founding executive Ann Rhoades.
Bosselman Companies operates 35 Boss Shops in 20 states and eight Bosselman Travel Centers in four states. The company also operates restaurants, convenience stores, and hotels.
According to NATSO, Bosselman was among the first to offer showers, movie theaters and fast-food restaurants within a truckstop.
“Chuck’s commitment to his customers and to the truckstop industry is evident to all who know him,” said Bobby Berkstresser, NATSO chairman. “He has devoted his life to building his family’s business and improving the quality of life for professional drivers. In addition to being a business owner, he is an innovator. His ability to think outside of the box and his allegiance to his fellow operators has benefitted the entire truckstop and travel plaza industry.”
Bosselman has also spent countless hours volunteering for the NATSO board of directors and the NATSO Foundation, and he was a founding member of AMBEST—a network of independently owned truckstops. Bosselman is a leader in his community as well, supporting groups such as the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, and the Girl Scouts of America, NATSO said.
Founded in 1960, trade association NASTO represents America’s travel plaza and truckstop industry.