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Adapt To Stay Competitive

March 1, 2017

Adapt To Stay Competitive

The truckstop and travel plaza industry has changed significantly since our early predecessors opened the first Interstate highway-based fuel stops, and we are in the midst of changes that are going to once again re-shape our industry.

NATSO Invites Truckstops to Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting in El Paso

February 2, 2017

NATSO Invites Truckstops to Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting in El Paso

The NATSO Foundation will join the Texas Attorney General, the Texas Trucking Association and Truckers Against Trafficking Feb. 23 in hosting a coalition meeting in El Paso, Texas, aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state.

Top Trucking Economist Predicts Improved Year in 2017

January 24, 2017

Top Trucking Economist Predicts Improved Year in 2017

Low unemployment rates, steady manufacturing and increased home construction will contribute to improved freight levels within the trucking industry for the year ahead.

Key Principles for Creating Retail Disruption Shared at The NATSO Show

January 24, 2017

Key Principles for Creating Retail Disruption Shared at The NATSO Show

Since it was founded, Amazon has disrupted the retail market and changed the way consumers shop. The ability to drive that disruption stemmed from a handful of key principles, that John Rossman, Author of The Amazon Way, said other business leaders can follow to drive innovation in their own industries.

NATSO Show Speaker Says to Boost Success by Giving Up Something to Get Something

January 22, 2017

NATSO Show Speaker Says to Boost Success by Giving Up Something to Get Something

In today’s competitive operating environment, there are certain exchanges that must occur for business owners to take their operations to the next level, according to Kevin Paul Scott, co-Founder of ADDO Worldwide and author of “8 Essential Exchanges.” Addressing travel plaza and truckstop owners and operators at the NATSO Show 2017 in Savannah, Ga., Scott shared three essential exchanges business owners can make.

 At The NATSO Show Chairman Urges Members to Embrace Change, Collaborate on New Opportunities

January 22, 2017

At The NATSO Show Chairman Urges Members to Embrace Change, Collaborate on New Opportunities

Don Quinn, president of Sapp Bros. and NATSO’s 2017 chairman, said the truckstop and travel plaza is experiencing a period of drastic and rapid change and called on NATSO members to seek out the opportunities that exist within that change. Quinn made his remarks during The NATSO Show 2017 in Savannah, Ga.

Increased Truckstop Competition: Who are the Threats?

January 1, 2017

Increased Truckstop Competition: Who are the Threats?

More and more businesses are expanding their services and creeping into territory that was once served primarily by the truckstop and travel plaza industry. Interstate convenience stores are adding diesel fueling lanes and expanding services, big box retailers are adding quick-service foods, interstate restaurants are adding gasoline fueling lanes and confectionary products, and motor carriers are adding driver services and conveniences to their distribution centers.

NATSO Year In Review

January 1, 2017

NATSO Year In Review

NATSO launched a number of exciting new member programs in 2016. Visit here to learn about these new programs that were designed to reduce the significant costs associated with operating a travel plaza and help members successfully market their businesses.

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

January 1, 2017

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

As NATSO members, we all benefit from the dedicated and talented staff who work every day on our behalf. One of the most rewarding parts of my role on the board is the opportunity to work closely with staff members and get to know them on a much more personal level. I have constantly been impressed by their dedication, and I am grateful for their commitment.

December 1, 2016

NATSO Teams Up with Jessi Frend to Grow Political Engagement

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings today announced that Jessica Frend, Government Affairs Advisor of the law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP, will help support the association’s government affairs operation and enhance political engagement among NATSO members.

The Season of Giving

November 1, 2016

The Season of Giving

As we enter the Christmas season, I think we’re all filled with a spirit of giving. I know there are so many ways in which each of us, both personally and through our businesses, support those around us. Whether it is offering additional support to one of our employees who need it or giving to one of the many different national, regional or local philanthropic organizations, there are a number of ways to show we care.

NATSO Facilitates Two Congressional Visits with Key Lawmakers

October 14, 2016

NATSO Facilitates Two Congressional Visits with Key Lawmakers

NATSO‘s government affairs team helped orchestrate two congressional visits in October, helping put truckstop and travel plaza members in direct contact with congressional leaders.

NATSO Foundation Helps Fight Human Trafficking in Utah

October 14, 2016

NATSO Foundation Helps Fight Human Trafficking in Utah

The NATSO Foundation joined the Utah Attorney General, the Utah Trucking Association and Truckers Against Trafficking Oct. 11 in hosting a coalition meeting in West Valley City, Utah, aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state.

Park My Truck App Launched for Drivers

October 4, 2016

Park My Truck App Launched for Drivers

The NATSO Foundation, NATSO, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) on Oct. 3 launched a new mobile app designed to help the nation’s truck drivers more easily find truck parking.

NATSO Foundation, ATA, ATRI To Launch Truck Parking Mobile App

September 21, 2016

NATSO Foundation, ATA, ATRI To Launch Truck Parking Mobile App

The NATSO Foundation, NATSO Inc., American Trucking Associations, the American Transportation Research Institute and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance are joining forces to announce the official launch of Park My Truck, a new mobile app designed to share truck parking availability information with truck drivers.

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting

September 19, 2016

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting

The NATSO Foundation will join the Utah Attorney General, the Utah Trucking Association and Truckers Against Trafficking Oct. 11 in hosting a coalition meeting in West Valley City, Utah, aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state.

NATSO Foundation Helps Texas Combat Human Trafficking

September 2, 2016

NATSO Foundation Helps Texas Combat Human Trafficking

The NATSO Foundation participated in a press conference hosted by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Sept. 1 announcing a Texas Coalition meeting aimed at bringing together law enforcement, the trucking industry and other members of the business community to coordinate ways to fight human trafficking within the state.

How Truckstops Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

August 31, 2016

How Truckstops Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

Often described as modern-day slavery, human trafficking has been reported across all modes of transportation and in many legitimate businesses that unknowingly are used for this illicit activity.

10 Reasons to Attend The NATSO Show

August 31, 2016

10 Reasons to Attend The NATSO Show

Learn 10 reasons truckstop and travel plaza owners, managers, buyers and staff who want to increase their industry knowledge, grow their business contacts and buy new products should attend The NATSO Show.

Invest in Relationships at The NATSO Show

August 31, 2016

Invest in Relationships at The NATSO Show

If you haven’t already saved the date for The NATSO Show 2017, now is the per¬fect time to add it to your calendar. From Jan. 21st to the 24th, hundreds of operators, thought leaders and industry suppliers will join together in Savannah, Georgia, to share ideas, dig into key trends and learn from their peers.

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