NPGA offers members an array of discounted business services through our affinity partnership programs. Our members receive discounts on uniforms, background checks, office supplies, credit card processing, and much more. In addition, we continuously seek out different programs to provide new benefits.
Cintas Uniform Program
Cintas provides members with special pricing on select uniforms and supplies. Offering highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America, they design, manufacture, and implement corporate identity uniform programs, provide entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, and first-aid and safety products. Call 800-795-7368 for more information.
Crum & Forster – Insurance Solutions
Crum & Forster companies through its Fairmont Specialty brand, have specialized in providing insurance solutions to the propane industry since 1923. As an active member for over 32 years, they have worked closely with NPGA to raise the industry’s safety standards and performance by providing aggregate industry loss data, developing and promoting safety practices to mitigate the most common causes of incidences, and collaborating with NPGA and PERC to create safety awareness among NPGA members.
Crum & Forster’s program aims to buffer program members from volatile insurance premium price spikes, and provide NPGA marketer members with the opportunity for lower premiums and expanded coverages that are commensurate with the favorable loss ratio of the group. Please contact Teresa Lala at 713-954-8106 or Teresa.Lala@cfins.com for more information.
Goodyear Tire Purchasing Program
- Check size and type of tire(s) needing replacement.
- Visit any Goodyear authorized supply point to purchase tires/service. Use the links to find a dealer.
Consumer Tires: www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires-home
Commercial Truck Tires: www.goodyeartrucktires.com/npga
- Present this program letter to delivering supply point to receive special pricing.
- NPGA member pays delivering supply point for tire(s) and service work performed.
- Note: No taxes or services are included in pricing and are always extra cost, if required.
Please see the NPGA Member & Dealer Instructions for details, including tire types, sizes, and prices. If the tire is not listed, please contact Steve Boone at 215-768-8014 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Members have access to HR University, a training and support system designed to provide easy-to-understand solutions to employment issues. HR University provides samples for several human resources forms including timesheets, employment applications, leave requests, sexual harassment reports, and much more. HR University is valued at $500 per year, but NPGA members have access to this useful toolbox at no charge. Members can also get answers to HR questions by emailing an on-staff expert. Email email@example.com or call the HR HotLine at 703-897-8511 for more information. HR University Center Resource Center
Since 1985, LaborChex has been helping businesses in all 50 states by offering cost-effective employment background screening services to help them hire better qualified and safety-conscious workers. NPGA Members receive special discounted pricing to: check criminal and driving records; verify employment including D.O.T. 382.413 and 391.23 screenings for commercial drivers; confirm education and other professional credentials; and obtain credit reports, and more! Background checks will lower turnover costs, reduce negligent hiring issues, maintain production worksites, and enhance safety and security. Contact Ricky Rayborn at 800-880-0366 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
March 2019 Update: Reach applicants where they live – on their phones
P3 Propane Safety
The P3 Compliance System offers a safety documentation and compliance management system that includes Error-Recognition Technology. This cloud-based system is a unique program that enables propane marketers to store, retrieve, and analyze important safety inspections for accuracy and completion, create critical management reports for cathodic inspections, DOT cylinder recalls, regulator replacements, NFPA 58 requirements, and much more. The available P3 Dashboard, Photo Review Process, and Mobile Safety Inspections tools are revolutionizing how marketers manage this important safety data.
P3 Compliance System Flyer
The P3 Duty to Warn Program is a cost-effective turn-key process designed to provide propane marketers with a customized annual consumer safety mailing for their residential and commercial customers. Our comprehensive package includes all the cost associated with design, printing, inventory, and postage for your Duty to Warn communication. Marketers are also provided with a third party certificate of completion verification. This industry best practice provides protection for your customers, and can legally protect your business.
P3 Duty to Warn Flyer
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NPGA helps its members and your potential customers cut through the clutter of traditional search engine results with the NPGA Propane Marketplace. The Marketplace enables professionals to perform targeted searches for propane-related products and services using either a keyword search or an alphabetized directory search by product categories. Advertising space at reasonable rates is also available. Please visit the site for more information.
Staples Business Advantage Premium
Members receive free shipping on all orders, industry-low pricing on paper and ink/toner, 3% savings on orders over $250, and exclusive monthly deals and offers. Members also receive discounts of up to 30% on car rentals at Avis and Budget, discounted pricing in Staples retail stores, free procurement service for unique or hard-to-find items, and much more! Contact Customer Service at 877-826-7755 or email Gerard Robinson for more information.
Dedicated to Your Success
TekCollect specializes in accounts receivable management, collections operations, and customer retention services to the propane industry. Their industry-leading approach reduces the number of accounts ever requiring formal recovery efforts by focusing on early intervention. Programs include custom verbal and written contacts, electronic database skip tracing, and credit bureau reporting, plus optional advanced recovery efforts for hard-to-collect accounts. Their service is securely web-based, giving you access to every collection effort plus up-to-the-minute reports. And TekCollect is committed to non-alienation. Every effort is designed to preserve the integrity of your customer relationships. TekCollect’s fees are typically less than 10%—the lowest cost per dollar in the collection industry—and best of all, results are guaranteed. Contact TekCollect at 888-292-3530 or visit npga.tekcollect.com.
TSYS Payment Solutions
AVATAS® is now TSYS®! AVATAS has worked tirelessly to lower processing rates for oil and gas companies, and has saved the industry over $1 billion since 2005. Even though our name has changed, our commitment to you and the industry remains the same. As we move forward, you’ll get the same service and solutions you’ve always had, plus the knowledge and expertise that comes with 35 years of experience.
With TSYS, you can:
- Accept all major payment types including, debit, credit, ACH/e-check and more
- Get paid even faster – next-day funding available
- Protect your business with fraud prevention and data security tools
- Get service on your schedule – 24/7 customer support
Ready to find the right payment processing solution for your business? Get started today.