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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- AMBEST honored the late Chuck Bosselman with the company's first ever Lifetime Achievement Award during a ceremony held during the AMBEST 24th Annual Meeting. Bosselman's family accepted the award on his behalf.
Bosselman served as AMBEST chairman of the board from 1994 to 1995 and contributed to the success of AMBEST from its creation in 1988, according to the announcement. AMBEST is a member-owned nationwide network of 188 individually owned and operated truck stops and service centers located in 39 states. Bosselman was a driving force behind the AMBUCK$ driver rewards programs, reportedly the oldest loyalty card program in the industry.
"He was long in vision, deep in character and wide in his sphere of influence," said AMBEST President Steve Allen.
Additionally, Board Chairman Mark Sykes spoke of Bosselman's inspirational passion and relentless determination to advance the mission of AMBEST, and expressed appreciation for Bosselman's innovative contributions to AMBEST and the truck stop industry.
Bosselman owned the Bosselman Family of Companies, which operates a range of businesses such as 47 Pump & Pantry convenience stores, 38 Boss Shops, the Bosselman Travel Center and more. In December 2011, Bosselman was named as a recipient of the NATSO Hall of Fame Award.