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Report Projects Decline of U.S. Diesel ​Demand After 2015

October 29, 2014

Report Projects Decline of U.S. Diesel ​Demand After 2015

An increase in overall vehicle efficiencies and the growing use of compressed natural gas for heavy-duty vehicles will more than offset a substantial increase in the number of diesel-powered light-duty vehicles in the market and lead to a decline in U.S. diesel demand beginning in 2016, according to a new report released today.

NATSO and WPMA Tap Into The Power Of Partnership For 2015 Conventions

October 21, 2014

NATSO and WPMA Tap Into The Power Of Partnership For 2015 Conventions NATSO

For their 2015 annual tradeshows, NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, and the Western Petroleum Marketers Association (WPMA) are co-mingling their events to offer attendees more business and networking opportunities. By seizing the opportunity to share educational resources and access to their annual shows in February in Las Vegas, Nev., the two groups will provide attendees with greater access to innovative solutions, their peers, industry suppliers, and key travel plaza owners and operators.

The NATSO Show 2015 Heads to Las Vegas, Early Bird Registration Open

October 15, 2014

The NATSO Show 2015 Heads to Las Vegas, Early Bird Registration Open NATSO

NATSO, the trade association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, is excited to announce that its 2015 annual show will be held Feb. 16-19 at the Wynn Las Vegas. The NATSO Show is the premier gathering place for the nation’s truckstop and travel plaza owners and operators and provides two-and-a-half days of smart ideas, great new products and good advice designed to meet the unique needs of the industry’s leaders.

NATSO Applauds Proposal to Increase Federal Fuel Tax

June 18, 2014

NATSO Applauds Proposal to Increase Federal Fuel Tax

Alexandria, Va. -- NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, today applauded a proposal by Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) to raise the federal fuel tax and index it to inflation to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent.

NATSO Applauds Senate Transportation Legislation

May 15, 2014

NATSO Applauds Senate Transportation Legislation NATSO

NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, commended the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for putting forth a pragmatic, long-term plan for funding highway infrastructure.

Chart Topping Tyler Farr to Perform at The NATSO Foundation Fundraiser Event

January 10, 2014

Chart Topping Tyler Farr to Perform at The NATSO Foundation Fundraiser Event NATSO Foundation

Chart topping country artist Tyler Farr, sponsored by KSG Distributing, will perform at the NATSO Foundation fundraiser event on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville as part of The NATSO Show.

World-Leading Futurist To Give Keynote Address At The NATSO Show

November 14, 2013

World-Leading Futurist To Give Keynote Address At The NATSO Show NATSO

Preparing for the future means focusing on innovation. This year at The NATSO Show, Jan. 26-29, 2014, Nashville, Tenn., world-leading futurist Jim Carroll will provide insight and inspiration to help NATSO members improve their business operations today while making innovative business decisions geared to the future.

Educational Sessions at The NATSO Show  Keep Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators Ahead of the Curve

October 31, 2013

Educational Sessions at The NATSO Show Keep Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators Ahead of the Curve NATSO

This year The NATSO Show, Jan. 26 - 29, 2014, Nashville, Tenn., will feature 16 educational opportunities handcrafted by travel plaza and truckstop operators and designed to help NATSO members improve their business operations today while making innovative business decisions geared to the future.

NATSO Foundation Pledges to Fight Human Trafficking

October 22, 2013

NATSO Foundation Pledges to Fight Human Trafficking

The NATSO Foundation today announced that the truckstop and travel plaza industry is engaging in nationwide efforts to combat human trafficking and in supporting the educational efforts of advocacy group Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), which trains members of the trucking industry to identify victims of human trafficking and report the information to the appropriate authorities.

NATSO Welcomes Paragon Solutions as a Chairman’s Circle Member

September 19, 2013

NATSO Welcomes Paragon Solutions as a Chairman’s Circle Member NATSO

NATSO, the national association representing America’s truckstops and travel plazas, is excited to announce that retail design and consulting firm Paragon Solutions has joined NATSO as a Chairman’s Circle member—the highest membership level for industry suppliers.

NATSO Foundation to Award $500 for Best Idea at The NATSO Show

September 5, 2013

NATSO Foundation to Award $500 for Best Idea at The NATSO Show NATSO Foundation

The NATSO Foundation today announced that it will award $500 during the NATSO Show 2014 to the independent truckstop or travel plaza operator who generates the best new idea for improving truckstop operations.

The NATSO Foundation Awards $25,000 in Scholarships

August 15, 2013

The NATSO Foundation Awards $25,000 in Scholarships NATSO Foundation

The NATSO Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded $25,000 in scholarships to deserving students with ties to the truckstop and travel plaza industry to put toward higher education.

The NATSO Show 2014 Heads To Nashville, Tenn.

July 11, 2013

The NATSO Show 2014 Heads To Nashville, Tenn. NATSO

NATSO, the trade association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, is excited to announce its 2014 annual show, scheduled to be held Jan. 25-29, 2014, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

NATSO Foundation Welcomes Roger Cole Editor, The NATSO Foundation’s New Daily “Biz Brief”

June 18, 2013

NATSO Foundation Welcomes Roger Cole Editor, The NATSO Foundation’s New Daily “Biz Brief” NATSO Foundation

NATSO Foundation President and CEO Lisa Mullings today announced the appointment of Roger Cole as the Editor of the NATSO Foundation’s newly created daily newsletter, Biz Brief.

NATSO, Other Marketer Groups Protest Pipeline Decision to Halt ULSD Shipments

April 24, 2013

NATSO, Other Marketer Groups Protest Pipeline Decision to Halt ULSD Shipments NATSO

NATSO and other associations representing petroleum marketers and retailers filed a protest with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) over Enterprise TEPPCO's recent decision to halt interstate ULSD on its pipeline effective July 1, 2013.

NATSO Foundation Doubles Bill Moon Scholarships To $5,000

April 4, 2013

NATSO Foundation Doubles Bill Moon Scholarships To $5,000 NATSO Foundation

The NATSO Foundation is pleased to announce that for the first time in 20 years it is doubling the financial awards granted under the Bill Moon Scholarship, which helps truckstop and travel plaza owners and operators, their employees and their families further their education.

NATSO Elects 2013 Chairman of the Board

March 27, 2013

NATSO Elects 2013 Chairman of the Board NATSO Inc

NATSO today announced that it has named Tom Heinz, President of Heinz, Inc. and Coffee Cup Fuel Stops & Convenience Stores, as its 2013 Chairman of the Board.

Virginia Transportation Legislation A Victory for NATSO, ATA and Tolling Opponents

February 25, 2013

Virginia Transportation Legislation A Victory for NATSO, ATA and Tolling Opponents NATSO Inc.

The Virginia General Assembly on Saturday approved landmark transportation legislation, which includes a provision to require legislative approval on tolls on I-95 south of Fredericksburg, a major victory for NATSO, the American Trucking Associations and the grassroots coalition that have been fighting the state's tolling proposal for more than a year.

Jimmy Haslam, Chairman of Pilot Flying J, to give Keynote Address at The NATSO Show

January 10, 2013

Jimmy Haslam, Chairman of Pilot Flying J, to give Keynote Address at The NATSO Show NATSO Foundation

James A. “Jimmy” Haslam III, chairman of Pilot Flying J, will offer a keynote address during The NATSO Show in Savannah, Ga., Feb. 2-6, announced NATSO, the trade association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry. In his keynote address, Haslam will share his insight into where the industry is headed and the challenges that truckstop and travel plaza operations nationwide likely will face in the future.

Jim Haslam, Founder of Pilot Corporation, to Receive Hall of Fame Award at The NATSO Show

January 3, 2013

Jim Haslam, Founder of Pilot Corporation, to Receive Hall of Fame Award at The NATSO Show NATSO Foundation

James A. "Jim" Haslam II, founder of Pilot Corporation and chairman emeritus of Pilot Flying J, will receive the association’s Hall of Fame award at The NATSO Show in Savannah, Ga., Feb. 2-6, announced NATSO, the trade association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry.

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