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Senate Passes Legislation to Fight Human Trafficking in Transportation

September 19, 2017

Senate Passes Legislation to Fight Human Trafficking in Transportation

The Senate passed two bills introduced by U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) aimed at preventing human trafficking in transportation.

Adapt Your Truckstop Business To Thrive

September 1, 2017

Adapt Your Truckstop Business To Thrive

Those of us in the industry know that it is important to innovate to stay relevant. We also know that innovation comes in wide array of shapes and sizes. Sometimes it involves introducing a completely new offering and other times it is about making small, meaningful improvements to our existing operations.

Senate Committee Passes Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

August 2, 2017

Senate Committee Passes Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Aug. 2 passed bipartisan legislation to combat human trafficking.

July 21, 2017

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting in Bismarck, N.D.

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp will join the NATSO Foundation, Truckers Against Trafficking, the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association and ConocoPhillips Aug. 14 as they host a coalition meeting in Bismarck, N.D., aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state.

Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers Praises Broadway Truck Stop for Combating Human Trafficking

July 18, 2017

Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers Praises Broadway Truck Stop for Combating Human Trafficking

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed three pieces of legislation aimed at strengthening the nation’s anti-human trafficking laws, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) thanked groups within her home state of Washington working to combat human trafficking, including Dan Alsaker and Broadway Truck Stop.

NATSO, NATSO Foundation Tell Senate Committee of Truckstop  and Travel Plaza Industry’s Commitment to Combatting Human Trafficking

July 12, 2017

NATSO, NATSO Foundation Tell Senate Committee of Truckstop and Travel Plaza Industry’s Commitment to Combatting Human Trafficking

NATSO and The NATSO Foundation underscored the truckstop and travel plaza industry’s commitment to combatting human trafficking today in a statement submitted to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation with respect to its hearing on how transportation and supply chain stakeholders are combatting human trafficking.

Politics and Pie at NATSO Day on the Hill

June 30, 2017

Politics and Pie at NATSO Day on the Hill

NATSO members made their annual pilgrimage to Capitol Hill May 15–17, meeting with Senators and Members of Congress to voice how vitally important the truckstop and travel plaza industry is to the national economy and how Congressional votes affect the industry’s ability to thrive.

NATSO Foundation Partners With DHS Blue Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking

June 30, 2017

NATSO Foundation Partners With DHS Blue Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking

The NATSO Foundation has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Blue Campaign to combat human trafficking, marking the latest chapter in the NATSO Foundation’s multi-pronged anti-human trafficking initiative to fight human trafficking along America’s Interstate Highway System.

NATSO Foundation Helps Fight Human Trafficking in Wyoming

June 29, 2017

NATSO Foundation Helps Fight Human Trafficking in Wyoming

The NATSO Foundation joined the Wyoming Attorney General, the Wyoming Trucking Association and Truckers Against Trafficking June 27 in hosting a coalition meeting in Casper, Wyo., aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state.

NATSO, Truckstop Industry Mourn Carolyn Moon

May 4, 2017

NATSO, Truckstop Industry Mourn Carolyn Moon

NATSO today expressed its deepest sympathies and condolences following the passing of industry leader Carolyn Moon, who died this morning.

Rep. Wagner Visits Missouri TravelCenters of America

April 21, 2017

Rep. Wagner Visits Missouri TravelCenters of America

TravelCenters of America and NATSO hosted Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) at TA’s Foristell, Mo., location April 19 as part of a congressional site visit designed to discuss issues of importance to the truckstop and travel plaza community.

Tom Heinz Honored With Hall of Fame Award

March 1, 2017

Tom Heinz Honored With Hall of Fame Award

Tom Heinz, president and co-founder of Coffee Cup Fuel Stops, has a long history of supporting the truckstop and travel plaza industry, his employees and his community. More than 30 years ago, Heinz co-founded Coffee Cup Fuel Stops and has grown the business, which today has multiple locations in North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. He has been a member of NATSO for more than 20 years and has spent countless hours volunteering for both NATSO and The NATSO Foundation.

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.

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