Affinity Programs

Affinity Benefit Programs

NPGA offers members an array of discounted business services through our affinity partnership programs. Our members receive discounts or exclusive services on uniforms, insurance, office supplies, tires, 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.

Crum & Forster – Insurance Solutions

Crum & Forster has specialized in providing insurance solutions to the propane industry since 1923. As an active member for 35 years, Crum & Forster has worked to raise the industry’s safety standards by promoting safety practices to mitigate common causes of incidences. Our risk engineering team has specialists who have served in safety management and training positions within the propane industry for over 25 years.

Crum & Forster’s risk engineers partner with the insured to identify potential exposures and offer risk management measures to help reduce the risk of accidents and liability. Our risk engineers are committed to helping insureds directly as well as serving the propane industry through participation on the NPGA Member Services, TS&S, and PERC Advisory committees.

Crum & Forster develops industry specific safety guides with periodic alerts sent to insureds to raise safety awareness. Multiple options are available for employee training including convenient, virtual online training led by a live instructor. We offer discounted options through outside vendors for vehicle cameras and employee screening services. The Crum & Forster claim department has adjusters experienced with claims involving LPG dealers and are dedicated to rapid claim handling on behalf of our insured.

Goodyear Tire Purchasing Program

Successful businesses are all about saving money to help drive profits. Whether it’s a discount on a product or service or a more efficient way to operate, the smart business person is always looking at ways to cut costs and maximize returns. NPGA partners with Goodyear to offer our members preferred pricing on an essential product that literally keeps your business moving forward. Goodyear offers NPGA members an easier way to buy tires.

HR Associates

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. 

P3 Propane Safety

P3 Compliance System

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 Duty to Warn Program

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.

Propane Marketplace

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. 

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!