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Members of the media can address all inquiries to Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman, NATSO’s Vice President of Public Affairs, at (703) 739-8578 or twlazlowski@natso.com.

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Statement on Senators’ Meeting with EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt

January 6, 2017

Statement on Senators’ Meeting with EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt

NATSO, SIGMA and NACS issued the following statement on Jan. 5 following a meeting by a number of Republican Senators from states that produce renewable fuels with President-Elect Donald Trump's pick to head EPA Scott Pruitt. During the meeting, the Senators and Pruitt discussed the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and who should bear responsibility for the RFS compliance requirements.

NATSO Tells Department of Transportation Expanding Commercial Services at Rest Areas Hurts Business

January 5, 2017

NATSO Tells Department of Transportation Expanding Commercial Services at Rest Areas Hurts Business

Expanding commercial services at rest areas, including vending, threatens consumers, small business and localities by undercutting the highway-based businesses that currently operate near the interstate exit interchanges, NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, said in comments filed with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

NATSO CEO Appointed to​ Trucking Industry​ Research Committee

December 22, 2016

NATSO CEO Appointed to​ Trucking Industry​ Research Committee

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, is pleased to announce that NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings has been appointed to serve on the 2017-2018 Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).

NATSO Foundation Launches Online Training Course  Focused on Helping Drivers in Distress

December 20, 2016

NATSO Foundation Launches Online Training Course Focused on Helping Drivers in Distress

The NATSO Foundation today launched a new online course in the "How Truckstops Help People" educational series. Titled "How Truckstops Help Drivers in Distress," the 30-minute course is designed to promote highway safety by teaching truckstop owners, operators and employees how to assist someone who may be experiencing physical, emotional or financial distress at their location.

Over 85 Percent of U.S. Voters Agree: Shifting Renewable Fuel Compliance Would Harm Consumers

December 14, 2016

Over 85 Percent of U.S. Voters Agree: Shifting Renewable Fuel Compliance Would Harm Consumers

A majority of American voters believe that shifting the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) from refiners to wholesalers and fuel retailers would harm the economy and hard-working Americans, according to a survey released today by NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA), and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS).

NATSO Education, Programs Help Operators Attract Travel Plaza Talent

December 1, 2016

NATSO Education, Programs Help Operators Attract Travel Plaza Talent NATSO

Understanding what today’s job seekers look for in a career and work culture and developing new recruitment and retention strategies is vital to operators’ future success. During The NATSO Show 2017, Jan. 21-24, Maryellen Adams, director of association partnerships with CareerCo, a successful online recruitment leader, will dig into trends and best practices in hiring and retention to help operators uncover smart, innovative ways to engage and recruit the talent they need. During the session, operators will be able to weigh in on what is and is not working for them so all attendees can learn from their real-world experiences.

Learn How to Capitalize on Coffee at The NATSO Show 2017

November 22, 2016

Learn How to Capitalize on Coffee at The NATSO Show 2017 NATSO

Americans love coffee, and truckstops and travel plazas must offer a quality Cup of Joe to attract drivers. Coffee sales are a top profit generator for successful travel plazas and truckstops, and locations that offer a superior taste and seamless operation can greatly increase profits. However, brewing the perfect cup and keeping it fresh takes advanced planning and operational knowledge.

Education at The NATSO Show to Focus on Operations, Costs and Opportunities

November 15, 2016

Education at The NATSO Show to Focus on Operations, Costs and Opportunities NATSO

For truckstop and travel plaza operators, deep insight into costs and operations can help improve profitability, efficiency and success. During The NATSO Show 2017, scheduled to be held Jan. 21-24, in Savannah, Ga., NATSO will present a series of educational sessions on managing and improving costs created to help operators can improve their operational performance and business planning.

EPA Sides With NATSO on Obligated Party Issue Under RFS

November 10, 2016

EPA Sides With NATSO on Obligated Party Issue Under RFS NATSO

“For more than a year, NATSO has worked with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the entire fuels marketing community in support of maintaining the current point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as it represents the most effective means of achieving the RFS’s obligation."

Top Trucking Economist to Share Insight on the Year Ahead at The NATSO Show

October 27, 2016

Top Trucking Economist to Share Insight on the Year Ahead at The NATSO Show NATSO

During The NATSO Show 2017, scheduled to be held Jan. 21-24, truckstop and travel plaza operators from around the country will convene in Savannah, Ga., to gain insights essential to business planning. As part of this year’s learning, Bob Costello, senior vice president and chief economist at the American Trucking Associations (ATA), will share his outlook for the economy, freight volumes and the trucking industry to help truckstop or travel plaza executives prepare for the year ahead. Costello’s session is sponsored by Chevron Products Co.-Global Lubricants-Americas Region.

New Presidential Administration’s Impact on the Truckstop Industry Covered During The NATSO Show

October 20, 2016

New Presidential Administration’s Impact on the Truckstop Industry Covered During The NATSO Show NATSO

A new presidential administration and Congress can bring vast changes to the business community and the economy. As 2017 gets underway, the new President will issue executive orders, start the confirmation process for Cabinet secretaries and set the tone for key political issues, many of which are relevant to the travel plaza industry.

Rhode Island Trucking Association, NATSO Oppose RhodeWorks Tolling Plan

October 18, 2016

Rhode Island Trucking Association, NATSO Oppose RhodeWorks Tolling Plan NATSO and Rhode Island Trucking Association

Tolling existing bridges in Rhode Island threatens the livelihood of the businesses and commercial truck drivers operating within the state, and jeopardizes the economic health of the towns and communities that rely on them for tax revenues, representatives of several leading industry trade groups said today.

Trucking And Travel Plaza Industry Leaders Announce Truck Parking Leadership Initiative

October 3, 2016

Trucking And Travel Plaza Industry Leaders Announce Truck Parking Leadership Initiative NATSO Foundation

Trucking and travel plaza leaders today launched a new highway safety initiative to help professional drivers find available truck parking.

Oct. 3 Press Conference to Launch Truck Parking Initiative

September 21, 2016

Oct. 3 Press Conference to Launch Truck Parking Initiative

The NATSO Foundation, NATSO Inc., American Trucking Associations, the American Transportation Research Institute and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance are joining forces to announce a new mobile truck parking app designed to share truck parking availability information with the nation’s 3 million professional truck drivers.

NATSO Welcomes Logo Droppers as its Newest Chairman’s Circle Member

September 20, 2016

NATSO Welcomes Logo Droppers as its Newest Chairman’s Circle Member NATSO

NATSO is excited to announce that Logo Droppers, a custom-embroidery, screen-printing and direct-to-garment printing provider, has joined NATSO as a Chairman’s Circle member—the highest membership level for industry suppliers. As part of its membership, Logo Droppers is offering a discount for NATSO members.

NATSO Applauds Biodiesel Blenders’ Tax Credit Legislation

September 19, 2016

NATSO Applauds Biodiesel Blenders’ Tax Credit Legislation NATSO

NATSO, the national association representing America’s travel plazas and truckstops, today applauded Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) for introducing the “Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Incentive Extension Act of 2016,” (H.R. 5994) that would extend the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit for two years through 2018.

NATSO, Allied Brand Capital Launch Franchise Financing Program

September 9, 2016

NATSO, Allied Brand Capital Launch Franchise Financing Program NATSO

To help operators grow their operations, NATSO has partnered with Allied Brand Capital, a NATSO Chairman’s Circle member, as an exclusive financing partner to offer special financing and guidance for truckstop owners and operators investing in a franchise operation.

NATSO Foundation Statement at Texas Anti-Human Trafficking Press Conference

September 2, 2016

NATSO Foundation Statement at Texas Anti-Human Trafficking Press Conference

NATSO Vice President of Public Affairs Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman delivered the following remarks Sept. 1 at a press conference hosted by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to announce a meeting between members of the business community and law enforcement to discuss a coordinated effort to combat human trafficking in Texas.

NATSO Calls on DOT to Work With Exit-Based Businesses In Establishing Alternative Fuel Corridors

August 30, 2016

NATSO Calls on DOT to Work With Exit-Based Businesses In Establishing Alternative Fuel Corridors NATSO

NATSO, the national association representing travel plazas and truckstops, called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to work with private, exit-based businesses within the confines of the existing law that prohibits the sale of fuel and other commercial services at rest areas as it seeks to identify and establish stretches of the National Highway System as alternative fuel corridors.

NATSO, Allied Brand Capital Roll Out Underground Storage Tank Financing Program

August 30, 2016

NATSO, Allied Brand Capital Roll Out Underground Storage Tank Financing Program NATSO

NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, and its Chairman’s Circle member Allied Brand Capital today rolled out a new financing program designed to help truckstop and travel plaza operators maintain and upgrade underground storage tanks (USTs) and other equipment.

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