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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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NATSO Promotes Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman to Vice President, Public Affairs

April 25, 2016

NATSO Promotes Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman to Vice President, Public Affairs

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings today announced that Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman has been promoted to Vice President, Public Affairs.

The NATSO Show 2017 Heads to Savannah, Georgia

March 16, 2016

The NATSO Show 2017 Heads to Savannah, Georgia NATSO

NATSO, the trade association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, is excited to announce that its 2017 annual show will be held Jan. 21-24 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center and Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, Ga.

 NATSO Announces 2016 Chairman, Board Members Sapp Bros.’ Don Quinn Elected as Chairman, NATSO Board of Directors

February 22, 2016

NATSO Announces 2016 Chairman, Board Members Sapp Bros.’ Don Quinn Elected as Chairman, NATSO Board of Directors NATSO

NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, today announced that it has named Don Quinn, president of Sapp Bros. Travel Centers Inc., as its 2016 Chairman of the Board. The announcement was made during the 2016 NATSO Show, currently being held in Orlando, Fla.

NATSO Welcomes Points to Partners as Newest Chairman’s Circle Member

February 9, 2016

NATSO Welcomes Points to Partners as Newest Chairman’s Circle Member NATSO

NATSO is excited to announce that Points to Partners Inc., the customized loyalty program arm of Professional Transportation Partners, has joined NATSO as a Chairman’s Circle member—the highest membership level for industry suppliers.

NATSO Foundation Launches Online Training Course: "How Truckstops Help the Homeless"

January 21, 2016

NATSO Foundation Launches Online Training Course: "How Truckstops Help the Homeless"

The NATSO Foundation today launched a new online course in the “How Truckstops Help People” educational series. Titled “How Truckstops Help the Homeless,” the 30-minute course teaches truckstop owners, operators and employees how to assist someone who may be experiencing homelessness or who is without resources at their location.

The NATSO Show 2016 to Feature Keynote Session on the EMV Shift for In-Store and Fuel Island Transactions

January 14, 2016

The NATSO Show 2016 to Feature Keynote Session on the EMV Shift for In-Store and Fuel Island Transactions NATSO

The EMV shift—the move to align credit and debit cards in the United States with proprietary chip technology—is extremely complex and expensive for most mid-size merchants, but merchants must adopt EMV-compliant devices or assume the liability for fraudulent transactions.

NATSO Foundation Launches Online Learning Initiative

January 7, 2016

NATSO Foundation Launches Online Learning Initiative

The NATSO Foundation today premiered a new online learning initiative designed to strengthen the nation’s truckstop and travel plaza industry by delivering comprehensive educational and safety training materials to truckstop owners, operators and employees.

Gallup Organization to Share Key Data on Millennials  During The NATSO Show 2016

December 18, 2015

Gallup Organization to Share Key Data on Millennials During The NATSO Show 2016 NATSO

For business owners, a high level of uncertainty surrounds the millennial generation. Among the many myths surrounding millennials are the misconceptions that they feel entitled, require hand-holding and tend to be job hoppers. New research from The Gallup Organization, however, shows that millennials really aren’t that different from previous generations.

NATSO Appoints Shannon Meade Senior Director of Government and Political Affairs

December 17, 2015

NATSO Appoints Shannon Meade Senior Director of Government and Political Affairs

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings today announced the appointment of Shannon Meade as the association’s new Senior Director of Government and Political Affairs for NATSO. In this position, Meade will implement NATSO’s legislative and political agenda in Washington, D.C., and direct the association’s political engagement efforts.

NATSO Statement on Passage Of  “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act”

December 4, 2015

NATSO Statement on Passage Of “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act”

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, today applauded Congress for passing the bipartisan, five-year $305 billion highway reauthorization bill, “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act.”

NATSO Statement on House  Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015

November 5, 2015

NATSO Statement on House Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, today commended the House of Representatives for approving a long-term plan for the nation’s highways. The trade association expressed concern, however, with a provision of the House Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 (STRRA) that would amend the program commonly known as the interstate tolling pilot program.

The NATSO Foundation Awards $25,000 in Scholarships  2016 Scholarship Application Process Open

October 27, 2015

The NATSO Foundation Awards $25,000 in Scholarships 2016 Scholarship Application Process Open NATSO Foundation

The legacy of the Bill Moon Scholarship continued in 2015 when The NATSO Foundation presented five students with ties to the truckstop and travel plaza industry $5,000 each to put toward their studies. The Bill Moon Scholarship Program has been changing lives for more than 20 years, awarding more than $300,000 in scholarships to date.

NATSO Statement on House Committee’s  Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015

October 23, 2015

NATSO Statement on House Committee’s Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, on Oct. 23 commended members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for putting forth a long-term plan for the nation’s highways.

NATSO Announces Entrepreneurial Leader Bill Taylor as Keynote Speaker at The NATSO Show

October 22, 2015

NATSO Announces Entrepreneurial Leader Bill Taylor as Keynote Speaker at The NATSO Show NATSO

As an entrepreneur, founder of Fast Company magazine and a best selling author, Bill Taylor has shaped the global conversation about how business owners can compete. During The NATSO Show 2016, Taylor will share the insights he has gained while researching his latest book, Be the Only: Thriving in a World Where Best Isn’t Good Enough, to help truckstop and travel plaza owners and managers strengthen their operations.

NATSO Launches Interactive Show Map

September 1, 2015

NATSO Launches Interactive Show Map NATSO

With a goal of helping truckstops and travel plaza operators foster key industry connections online in advance of the industry's annual conference and trade show, NATSO today launched a new interactive, online map for the NATSO Show 2016.

NATSO Appoints David Fialkov as Legislative and Regulatory Counsel

July 14, 2015

NATSO Appoints David Fialkov as Legislative and Regulatory Counsel NATSO

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings today announced the appointment of David Fialkov as the association’s new Legislative and Regulatory Counsel.

NATSO Statement on DRIVE Act

June 24, 2015

NATSO Statement on DRIVE Act NATSO

NATSO commended members of the Senate EPW committee for taking the first steps toward passing a long-term plan for our nation's highways. The trade association expressed concern, however, with a provision in the DRIVE Act that seeks to amend the program commonly known as the interstate tolling pilot program.

NATSO Statement on Grow America Act

April 1, 2015

NATSO Statement on Grow America Act

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings issued the following statement March 31, 2015, in response to the re-release of the Grow America Act by the Obama Administration.

NATSO Promotes Brad Stotler to Vice President, Government Affairs

March 31, 2015

NATSO Promotes Brad Stotler to Vice President, Government Affairs NATSO

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings today announced that Brad Stotler has been promoted to Vice President, Government Affairs.

The NATSO Show 2016 to Take Place in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

February 19, 2015

The NATSO Show 2016 to Take Place in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. NATSO

NATSO, the national trade association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, is excited to announce that its 2016 annual show will be held Feb. 22-25 at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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