MEMBER BENEFITS

Certified Employee Training Program (CETP)
NPGA works to ensure that the CETP curriculum and the CETP Certification Program mesh seamlessly to maintain the highest degree of employee training available anywhere in the propane industry.

Codes and Standards Development
Via the combined efforts of the Technology, Standards, and Safety Committee, we proactively participate in the codes development process at the state, regional, and national levels to ensure safety.

Governmental Affairs
Members face a myriad of rules and regulations that govern many aspects of the propane gas industry. We have strongly positioned ourselves in Washington, D.C. to help members address these challenges.

NPGA Meetings
Membership offers unparalleled networking opportunities, no matter which sector your company represents in the industry. From Propane Days to the Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo, to regional meetings and more, we offer ways to connect you to the professionals and resources you need.
 
NPGA Member Logo
Members may use the NPGA logo for their website, advertisements, and other marketing materials.  Customers will feel confident about your company’s professional character when you proudly display the logo.
 
NPGA Membership List Rental
Only members may purchase NPGA lists to advertise their services.  The list is available in an electronic format and can be customized for specific states, regions, or trade based on NPGA’s member structure.  The cost is $0.25 per record and includes contact name, address, telephone, and email and fax if available.  For more information contact Member Services at 202-466-7200.
 
NPGA Reports
NPGA Reports is the association's weekly newsletter that provides inside information about the latest regulations from Washington, agency announcements, and other political news that affect your business decisions. NPGA Reports also includes a look at current safety and technical dockets, quick explanations about common consumer questions, and news about NPGA and the industry.
 
AFFINITY BENEFIT PROGRAMS
NPGA offers members an array of discounted business services through our affinity partnership programs. Our members receive discounts on uniforms, background checks, office supplies, credits 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.
 
Fairmont Specialty Liability Insurance
Fairmont Specialty insured its first propane marketer in 1923 and has been an active NPGA member for over 32 years. They will work with NPGA to raise the industry’s safety standard 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.
 
Fairmont’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 more secure coverage commensurate with a favorable loss ratio of the group.
 
Ford Motor Company
This program provides discounts for current model year purchased or leased Ford and Lincoln-Mercury cars, trucks and SUVs. Association Members must have an active Commercial Fleet Identification Number (FIN) to participate.
 
Goodyear/Dunlop Tires through Truckers B2B
Truckers B2B administers the Goodyear/Dunlop discount program which includes new and retread tires. Truckers B2B is a business-to-business membership program that provides savings to thousands of small and medium-sized trucking companies. Keep your local service, get consistent pricing, and take advantage of their emergency services.
 
HR University
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. 
 
LABORCHEX 
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. 
 
MSG Payment Systems - Merchant Card Processing
MSG Payment Systems provides payment solutions specific to the propane industry, including credit & debit card acceptance, ACH/e-check transactions & automated recurring payments for budget payment plans, pre-buy or monthly billing schedules.  Our payment solutions will help you manage the labor-intensive task of invoice management and payment processing, all at discounted rates.
 
Save thousands of dollars and hours of time costs by using our automated payment processing tools while delivering fast, secure, and reliable payment solutions to your customers.  Request a free analysis today to conduct a side-by-side comparison to find out how much you could save by switching to MSG Payment Systems.
 
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 Advantage®
Staples Advantage® provides members discounts on office supplies, digital copy, print, promotional products, furniture, facility/break room supplies, and technology solutions. They offer next-day delivery to all NPGA member locations. This program allows members of NPGA and its affiliates to maximize their buying power across the nation and receive low, contracted pricing on more than 256,000 products.
 
TekCollect
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. 

 



 

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