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ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Chuck Bosselman, owner of the Bosselman Family of Companies, will receive the NATSO Hall of Fame Award at the organization's trade show in February.
The Bosselman chain is credited with shaping many standard truck stop practices. The company was among the first to offer showers, movie theaters and fast-food restaurants within a truck stop.
Chuck Bosselman joined the company his father founded in 1967. Since then, the truck stop operator has expanded into 20 states. Today, the company operates a Bosselman Travel Center, 42 Pump & Pantry convenience stores and more.
NATSO -- the trade association repesenting America's travel plaza and truck stop industry -- will present the award on Feb. 19 at The NATSO Show, taking place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The Hall of Fame Award recognizes individuals for their notable participation in their communities, industry and the association.
"Chuck's commitment to his customers and to the truck stop industry is evident to all who know him," said NATSO Chairman Bobby Berkstresser. "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 the box and his allegiance to his fellow operators has benefitted the entire truck stop and travel plaza industry."
In addition to his work with Bosselman, Chuck Bosselman has volunteered for the NATSO board of directors and the NATSO Foundation. He also was a founding member of AMBEST, a network of independently owned truck stops.
Since 2004, NATSO has only presented the Hall of Fame Award four times. Members of NATSO's executive committee and past recipients of the Hall of Fame award select the recipient.