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Charge Ahead Partnership Files Comments on Pennsylvania PUC Proposed Electricity Rate Design

Charge Ahead Partnership (CAP), of which NATSO is a member, recently submitted recommendations to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, as the regulatory body develops policies for the sale of the electricity used in electric vehicle (EV) charging. More

NATSO Foundation Accepting Applications For Bill and Carolyn Moon 2024 Scholarship

NATSO Foundation Accepting Applications For Bill and Carolyn Moon 2024 Scholarship

The NATSO Foundation is now accepting Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship applications. Truckstop and travel center employees and their legal dependents can apply until May 17, 2024. More

NATSO Files Comments on Treasury's Hydrogen Production Credit Rulemaking

NATSO filed comments on Feb. 26 in response to the Treasury Department’s proposed rule governing the implementation of a new tax credit for clean hydrogen production. More

Growth in Freight Tonnage Impacts the Travel Center Industry

Growth in Freight Tonnage Impacts the Travel Center Industry

One trend with a big impact on the travel center industry is the growth in freight tonnage.  The American Trucking Associations’ 2023-2034 Freight Forecast said total freight tonnage is rising and projected to grow 26.6% over the forecast period. “Look for an average annual increase of 2.0% per year from 2024 to 2034,” the report stated. More

A Look at Shortening Length of Hauls

A Look at Shortening Length of Hauls

The NATSO Foundation identified eight key trends expected to shape the truck stop and travel center industry in 2024. One trend with a big impact on the travel center industry is shorter lengths of haul.  For years, companies have been moving warehouses and fulfillment and distribution centers closer to consumers, affecting the average length of haul. The American Transportation Research Institute estimates that the average length of haul has decreased 37% since 2000 More

2024 Trend: Travel Center Face Increased Competition

2024 Trend: Travel Center Face Increased Competition

Truck stop and travel center operators face competition from a wide range of industries, including traditional convenience stores that are now focusing on truck traffic, grocery stores and restaurants that are installing fuel pumps, and big-box stores that are adding quick-service food offerings. More

NATSO, Fuel Retailers Urge Senator Carper to Support Year-Round E15

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2024 Trend: Travel Center Need to Adapt to Elevated Customer Expectations

2024 Trend: Travel Center Need to Adapt to Elevated Customer Expectations

Shoppers have more choices than ever regarding what to buy and where to shop, but more and more consumers are looking for an experience. Truck stops and travel centers can set themselves apart by being a 24/7 source of freshly made food, unique offerings, creative displays and a seamless shopping experience. More

Travel Center New Year’s Resolutions With the NATSO Foundation

Travel Center New Year’s Resolutions With the NATSO Foundation

Darren Schulte, NATSO's vice president, membership, joined the podcast to advise on what every truck stop and travel center operator's new year's resolutions should include. More

Ideas for Preventing Unsafe Emergency Roadside Repairs from Professional Drivers

Ideas for Preventing Unsafe Emergency Roadside Repairs from Professional Drivers

NATSO surveyed professional drivers to learn more about how they make maintenance decisions and the steps they take to keep drivers safe on the road. They shared several ideas. More

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