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Freight Volumes, Driver Pay on the Rise

February 18, 2015

Freight Volumes, Driver Pay on the Rise

Freight volumes and driver pay will continue on an upward swing as the economy grows, Bob Costello, vice president and chief economist at the American Trucking Associations told NATSO Show attendees Feb. 18.

Customer Engagement Key to Dominating the Marketplace

February 18, 2015

Customer Engagement Key to Dominating the Marketplace

During The NATSO Show, Ken Schmidt, former director of communications strategy for Harley-Davidson Motor Co., told attendees that engaging with customers is the key to success, and a lack of engagement nearly led to Harley-Davidson’s failure.

January 7, 2015

Coalition Urges Congress to Redefine Full-Time

NATSO joined a broad group of industry associations representing a cross-section of the U.S. economy in urging Congress to act quickly on legislation that would redefine full-time employment to 40 hours per week under the Affordable Care Act.

   Looking Ahead to 2015

December 22, 2014

Looking Ahead to 2015

The New Year brings a new Congress. What can we expect from the 114th Congress? Here’s an overview of the top NATSO issues that will be in play during 2015.

Congress Passes FY 2015 Spending Bill

December 15, 2014

Congress Passes FY 2015 Spending Bill

The U.S. Senate voted late Dec.13 in a rare Saturday session for a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that funds most government operations during the fiscal year, including the Department of Transportation.

New House T&I Committee Members Announced

December 11, 2014

New House T&I Committee Members Announced

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster announced a dozen new Republican committee members for the 114th Congress.

House Formally Picks Transportation Committee Chair, Ranking Member

November 20, 2014

House Formally Picks Transportation Committee Chair, Ranking Member

Committee Chairmen are in place for the 114th Congress, with House Republicans formally picking Bill Shuster (R-Penna.) to again chair the Transportation Committee. House Democrats voted unanimously for Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) to serve as the committee’s ranking member, succeeding Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) who was defeated in the election.

Retailers Urge Congress to Standardize Data Theft Notification

November 7, 2014

Retailers Urge Congress to Standardize Data Theft Notification

NATSO joined more than 40 organizations representing a cross-section of the U.S. economy in urging Congress to pass legislation that would standardize public notification of data theft for all businesses that handle sensitive personal information, without exemption.

American Trucking Associations' Chief Economist to Speak at The NATSO Show

October 17, 2014

American Trucking Associations' Chief Economist to Speak at The NATSO Show

Bob Costello, senior vice president and chief economist at the American Trucking Associations, is back by popular demand to provide insight into the latest on the future of the trucking industry at The NATSO Show.

Legislation Seeks to Block Ozone Standard Revision

September 19, 2014

Legislation Seeks to Block Ozone Standard Revision

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) along with several other Republican senators introduced “The Clean Air, Strong Economies Act,” which seeks to block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from revising its ozone standard downward until 85 percent of the current non-attainment counties comply with the existing standard.

Fuel Up On NATSO Benefits: Biz Brief

July 1, 2014

Fuel Up On NATSO Benefits: Biz Brief

In today’s information-overloaded business world, we often find ourselves deluged with literally hundreds of news items from dozens of sources. While it is likely impossible to read every article and remain productive, by not doing so we risk missing the one article that could change a key business practice or thought process. And that is where the NATSO Foundation’s Biz Brief provides assistance! The NATSO Foundation's Biz Brief is a daily collection of the most relevant business intelligence for truckstop and travel plaza operators.

Operators, Suppliers Find Success at The NATSO Show

January 31, 2014

Operators, Suppliers Find Success at The NATSO Show

Truckstop and travel plaza owners and operators and industry suppliers gathered together in Nashville, Tenn., for The NATSO Show 2014 last week.

NATSO Year in Review

January 1, 2014

NATSO Year in Review

Take a look back at 2013.

Tea Party Targeting Transportation Chairman Shuster

October 23, 2013

Tea Party Targeting Transportation Chairman Shuster

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) could face a challenge from Tea Party activists in the upcoming election as the rift between Republicans and the Tea Party movement continues to grow following the government shutdown, according to published reports.

Petro GM Wins First Harriet Tubman Award

September 11, 2013

Petro GM Wins First Harriet Tubman Award

Tracy Mullins, the general manager of the Petro Stopping Center in Spokane, Wash., has won the first annual Harriet Tubman award by Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) after she helped to prevent the possible human trafficking of two minors.

Biz Brief Reader Tip Sheet

September 1, 2013

Biz Brief Reader Tip Sheet

Biz Brief is the latest tool in the NATSO Foundation’s arsenal of programs and products aimed at strengthening travel plazas’ ability to meet the needs of the traveling public through improved operational performance and business planning. Delivered daily via email, Biz Brief is specifically designed to deliver daily business intelligence for the truckstop and travel plaza community of owners and operators. How can you best use the features that are provided each day in the Biz Brief? Here are editor Roger Cole’s tips for what to watch for to make the most of the newsletter's business intelligence.

FMCSA Clarifies Definition of Short-Haul Driver

August 12, 2013

FMCSA Clarifies Definition of Short-Haul Driver

FMCSA has clarified the definition of short-haul driver.

Lawmakers Urge Sec. Foxx to Consider Impact of Longer, Heavier Trucks on Local Roads

August 12, 2013

Lawmakers Urge Sec. Foxx to Consider Impact of Longer, Heavier Trucks on Local Roads

Forty-five members of Congress have urged the Department of Transportation (DOT) to carefully consider the impacts that changes to truck size-and-weight limits would have on local roads and bridges.

Rep. Shuster Urges Republicans to Support Federal Spending on Transportation

July 22, 2013

Rep. Shuster Urges Republicans to Support Federal Spending on Transportation

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Penn.) is urging Republicans to support federal spending on transportation.

NATSO Foundation To Launch Daily 'Biz Brief'

June 17, 2013

NATSO Foundation To Launch Daily 'Biz Brief'

The NATSO Foundation this week is launching a new daily e-newsletter called Biz Brief designed to provide readers with business intelligence tailored specifically for truckstop and travel plaza owners and operators. The publication offers a compilation of the relevant articles mined from hundreds of news sources.

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