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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.

NATSO Statement Opposing Moving the Point of Obligation Under the Renewable Fuel Standard

August 8, 2016

NATSO Statement Opposing Moving the Point of Obligation Under the Renewable Fuel Standard NATSO

Over the past several months, there has been a coordinated effort on the part of obligated parties to encourage policymakers to shift the point of obligation under the RFS from refiners and importers to "rack sellers." NATSO's Vice President of Government Affairs David Fialkov issued the following statement on these efforts:

NATSO Statement on Court's Reversal of Visa, MasterCard $7.25 Billion Settlement

July 1, 2016

NATSO Statement on Court's Reversal of Visa, MasterCard $7.25 Billion Settlement NATSO

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings issued the following statement on the June 30, 2016, decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to reverse the $7.25 billion antitrust settlement that Visa and MasterCard had reached with millions of retailers over the high transaction fees that retailers pay each time a customer uses a credit card.

NATSO Announces New Partnership with FASTPORT To Help Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators Recruit and Hire Veterans

May 26, 2016

NATSO Announces New Partnership with FASTPORT To Help Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators Recruit and Hire Veterans NATSO

NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, has announced an exciting new partnership with FASTPORT to help NATSO members recruit and hire military veterans and transitioning service members. FASTPORT has joined the association as a Chairman’s Circle member, the highest level of support an industry supplier can achieve with NATSO.

NATSO Announces New Partnership With Allied Brand Capital To Help Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators Buy, Maintain and Upgrade Equipment

May 24, 2016

NATSO Announces New Partnership With Allied Brand Capital To Help Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators Buy, Maintain and Upgrade Equipment NATSO

NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, is excited to announce its latest Chairman’s Circle member, Allied Brand Capital, a provider of capital equipment financing and leasing for a number of truckstop and travel plaza’s needs, including pumps, underground storage tank equipment, credit card processing technology, LED lighting, franchise fees and more.

TRUCKING AND TRAVEL PLAZA INDUSTRY LEADERS ANNOUNCE TRUCK PARKING LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

May 17, 2016

TRUCKING AND TRAVEL PLAZA INDUSTRY LEADERS ANNOUNCE TRUCK PARKING LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

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

NATSO Welcomes Chester’s International as Newest Chairman’s Circle Member

May 13, 2016

NATSO Welcomes Chester’s International as Newest Chairman’s Circle Member NATSO

NATSO is excited to announce that Chester’s International, a quick-service, fresh, fried, chicken franchise, has joined NATSO as a Chairman’s Circle member—the highest membership level for industry suppliers. Chester’s, which was ranked No. 64 in Entrepreneur’s 2016 Franchise 500 issue, offers NATSO members a branded foodservice program that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner options and can be up and running in a matter of weeks. Chester’s operations team provides in-store training as well as ongoing support.

Transportation Leaders to Launch Truck Parking Leadership Initiative

May 11, 2016

Transportation Leaders to Launch Truck Parking Leadership 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 Truck Parking Leadership Initiative focused on sharing truck parking availability information with the nation’s 3 million professional truck drivers.

NATSO Announces Exciting New Partnership with CareerCo to Help Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators Recruit and Hire Employees

May 10, 2016

NATSO Announces Exciting New Partnership with CareerCo to Help Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators Recruit and Hire Employees NATSO

NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, announced an exciting new partnership with CareerCo, a successful online recruitment leader based in Staten Island, N.Y., to help truckstop and travel plaza operators recruit and hire employees. In addition to joining NATSO as a Chairman’s Circle member—the highest level of support an industry supplier can achieve within the association—CareerCo is crafting a recruitment strategy to help NATSO members leverage a risk-free, performance-based system to recruit and hire for a variety of positions. NATSO members will receive a 10 percent discount on all CareerCo services.

NATSO Promotes Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman to Vice President, Public Affairs

April 25, 2016

NATSO Promotes Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman to Vice President, Public Affairs NATSO

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.

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