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EPA Proposes 2023, 2024, and 2025 Renewable Volume Obligations

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NATSO Foundation Offering Webinar on the Latest in Frictionless Checkout Technology

NATSO Foundation Offering Webinar on the Latest in Frictionless Checkout Technology

On Thursday, December 8th, 2022, the NATSO Foundation and Zippin are partnering to offer a webinar on leveraging checkout-free technology to appeal to today's travelers at your travel center. More

NATSO Joins Energy, Ag Coalition in Urging Congress to Allow E-15 Year-Round

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13 Tips and Tricks for Attracting and Retaining Staff for Your Travel Center(s)

13 Tips and Tricks for Attracting and Retaining Staff for Your Travel Center(s)

NATSO’s HR Sharegroup meets regularly to discuss tips for attracting, training and retaining employees. Learn more than a dozen tips and proven tactics from group participants.   More

Great Ideas in Action: RV Dump Station

Great Ideas in Action: RV Dump Station

While food and fuel are always important, RVers often look for an RV dump station where they can empty their holding tanks. To capitalize on this customer, Royal Truck Stop in Colton, California, added an RV dump station. More

Strategies to Take Advantage of Biodiesel's Economic Opportunities from NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council

Strategies to Take Advantage of Biodiesel's Economic Opportunities from NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council

There are several benefits associated with biodiesel, particularly for fuel retailers, and even single-store operators can benefit from adding the fuel. Most importantly, blending biodiesel can help bring down fuel costs. More

Port Fuel Center's Grand Opening Blew Me Away

Port Fuel Center's Grand Opening Blew Me Away

Port Fuel Center in Port Wentworth, Georgia, is loaded with technology geared toward speed including augmented checkout counters, kiosk ordering and displays that monitor traffic at the port. The truckstop also offers parking for 80, ten diesel lanes, a CNG facility, a four-bay truck repair shop and a quick-serve food service option. More

Operators Adjust Business Practices to Address Labor Challenges

Operators Adjust Business Practices to Address Labor Challenges

Employers, including truckstops and travel centers, across the country continue to struggle with labor challenges and don’t expect it to ease anytime soon. Given all the challenges and outlook for the future, operators are starting to make changes for today and the future. Schulte said many retailers are turning to low- and high-tech innovative solutions. “Maybe they give a discount on gasoline to their employees, help them with childcare, or look at changes in their schedules,” Darren Schulte, vice president of membership for NATSO said, adding that many operators are embracing technology to help re-deploy labor. More

Meet Andrew Evans, NATSO's New Vice President, Marketing and Branding on NATSO's Podcast

Meet Andrew Evans, NATSO's New Vice President, Marketing and Branding on NATSO's Podcast

Evans is a branding powerhouse with more than 15 years of experience developing strategies for global, billion-dollar brands like KONE and The University of Iowa. "I love everything marketing," Evans shared. More

Truckstops and Travel Centers Offer Fitness Centers, Healthy Options and Health Care for Drivers

Truckstops and Travel Centers Offer Fitness Centers, Healthy Options and Health Care for Drivers Members Only Join or Login

Professional drivers are taking a more proactive approach to health, and truckstops and travel plazas are adding more health and wellness features and products to help drivers take better care of themselves. “I think awareness is getting better in the driver community, and fleets are doing more with driver education,” said Kevin Kelly, head of hospitality for TravelCenters of America. “A healthy driver is a working driver and is a happy driver.” More

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