MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ONE20, a driver focused community with the singular goal of making life on the road easier and less expensive for professional drivers, has announced the extension of its membership tools and services to all members of the National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC). Unlike NASTC, which charges annual membership fees, ONE20 membership is free and provides professional drivers and carriers with unmatched benefits such as free truck-safe navigation, free roadside assistance and the lowest-cost electronic logging device (ELD) on the market, free of monthly service fees.
"Drivers and small carriers shouldn't be charged extra to access discounted tools and services – a difficult life on the road is payment enough," said Christian Schenk, CEO and president of ONE20. "If we can help drivers who are members of other associations, that's exactly what we're going to do. We are and will remain an inclusive trucking community, extending our benefits to all hard-working professionals in the industry regardless of other membership affiliations."
Currently, small trucking companies interested in a NASTC membership must pay an annual fee of $250, as well as other setup and ongoing fees depending on which programs a fleet chooses to access. While NASTC membership offers fleets some benefits, the benefits offered by ONE20's free membership far exceed those offered through NASTC's program.
Free access to exclusive deals and discounts for savings on the road
Free Type 2 Diabetes medication for a year and other discounts on prescription medications through Blink Health
Low cost ELD solution, ONE20 F-ELD, with zero monthly service fees
Discounted tires through ONE20 Tire
Includes access to more than 200 wholesale warehouses and more than 75,000 service centers across the country with installation in four days or less
The value of the roadside assistance program amounts to more than $150,000,000 in annual savings for the ONE20 community alone. Based on industry averages, individual ONE20 members can save more than $8,000 over a three-year period by utilizing these value added services. In addition to extending the above benefits to NASTC members, ONE20 will provide all fleets that are part of NASTC free monthly F-ELD service, should they select the F-ELD as their ELD solution.
"NASTC has declined to partner with ONE20 to provide free services to members," said Rob Pallante, ONE20 SVP of sales and program management. "They've even told us their services are not and will never be free. However, that doesn't mean their members should be denied the benefits of ONE20 membership, including our full range of free services for drivers and fleets."
ONE20 believes its programs and services should be made available to drivers everywhere in order to support their mission of improving life on the road. Accordingly, ONE20 will continue to seek out and work with fleets and drivers who may be affiliated with other organizations, but who also desire value-added services and benefits they might otherwise not be able to afford.
"This is not about making money off our members," Schenk said. "It's about banding together and making life on the road better for drivers regardless of other affiliations."
To learn more about ONE20 and its exclusive benefits and services, visit the ONE20 booth (#36050) at the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) in Dallas, TXAugust 24-26, 2017. Or, visit www.one20.com and download the ONE20 app from Google Play or the App Store.
NASTC members interested in taking advantage of the ONE20 F-ELD program can contact ONE20 at F[email protected] for more details or to place orders.
Organizations interested in becoming ONE20 Affiliate Program partners can contact Jake Dettmer, senior vice president of advertising and affiliate programs, at [email protected].
About ONE20 ONE20 is the first free membership community built exclusively for professional truck drivers, with the sole purpose of making life on the road more convenient, enjoyable and cost-effective. Members join ONE20 to connect with other drivers, plan truck-specific routes and save with deals along the way. The My ONE20 app is free and available on Android and iOS devices. The ONE20 F-ELD is available for purchase at www.one20.com/eld and is compatible with Android and iOS devices.
Note: ONE20 is continually adding to its suite of exclusive services. Quoted savings is based on currently available value-added services and is subject to change.