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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.

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.

Technology Works to Speed Fuel Transactions at Truckstops

March 1, 2017

Technology Works to Speed Fuel Transactions at Truckstops

With increased demands on drivers and hours-of-service regulations, professional drivers are eager to stop for what they need and get back on the road as quickly as possible. Locations are offering more convenient food options and working to speed transactions inside the store, but many have been limited with what they could do on the fuel islands.

The Bill Moon Scholarship: Changing Lives One at a Time

January 1, 2014

The Bill Moon Scholarship: Changing Lives One at a Time

The legacy of the Bill Moon Scholarship continued again in 2013 when five students received $5,000 each to put towards their studies.

Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators Give Back

October 25, 2013

Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators Give Back

Not only do truckstop and travel plaza operators serve profes­sional drivers and the traveling public, they serve their communities as well. Each year, operators donate their time, money and resources to charitable organizations, churches and schools in their community.

Pilot Flying J Announces New Fast, Casual Dining Concept

April 1, 2013

Pilot Flying J Announces New Fast, Casual Dining Concept

Pilot Flying J announced that it is launching a new fast, casual dining concept at select travel centers and travel plazas nationwide,

Iowa 80 Kitchen, Johnson's Corner and Lee Hi Travel Plaza on Travel Channel's Show

March 25, 2013

Iowa 80 Kitchen, Johnson's Corner and Lee Hi Travel Plaza on Travel Channel's Show

Iowa 80 Kitchen, Johnson's Corner and Lee Hi Travel Plaza are scheduled to be featured on the Travel Channel's Show Food Paradise, being renamed Truck Stop Paradise, for this episode, on March 27. The episode will feature food at truckstops, and the film crew spoke with customers about their favorite dishes as well as why they keep coming back. The episode airs at 10 p.m. Eastern time.

Trends and Priorities Affecting the Truckstop and Travel Plaza Industry

March 24, 2013

Trends and Priorities Affecting the Truckstop and Travel Plaza Industry

During The NATSO Show in Savannah, Ga., trucking industry experts and truckstop operators said everything from driver health concerns and hours-of-service regulations to increased fuel efficiency and changes in the length of haul are changing the way they operate.

Pilot Flying J is Partnering with Urgent Care Travel

March 18, 2013

Pilot Flying J is Partnering with Urgent Care Travel

Pilot Flying J is partnering with Florida-based Urgent Care Travel to open about 12 urgent care centers at Pilot Flying J locations in 2013 and as many as 100 by the end of 2016.

Trends And Priorities Affecting The Truckstop And Travel Plaza Industry

March 1, 2013

Trends And Priorities Affecting The Truckstop And Travel Plaza Industry

History shows that the offerings and business operations at truckstops and travel plazas shift as their customers’ needs change, and the most successful operations work to stay

The NATSO Show Recap

March 1, 2013

The NATSO Show Recap

Key leaders in the travel plaza industry and their suppliers came face to face at The NATSO Show 2013 in Savannah, Ga., in February, exchanging ideas and uncovering new solutions to improve their operations and plan for the future.

The NATSO Show Concludes in Savannah

February 11, 2013

The NATSO Show Concludes in Savannah

Hundreds of truckstop and travel plaza operators and managers, industry suppliers and innovative experts convened in Savannah, Ga., to discuss the latest industry trends, see new products, and learn new ways to improve their business operations both today and into the future.

Participate in the NATSO Foundation Golf Tournament

January 14, 2013

Participate in the NATSO Foundation Golf Tournament

A limited number of registrations are now available for the NATSO Foundation Golf Tournament that will take place at The NATSO Show. Individual registration can be submitted using theIndividual Golfer Form.

James A. "Jim" Haslam Stands Out as an Industry Leader

January 1, 2013

James A. "Jim" Haslam Stands Out as an Industry Leader

Haslam’s leadership and expertise has benefited his family business and the truckstop and travel plaza industry alike, and The NATSO Foundation is pleased to honor him with the Hall of Fame award.

Tolling, Commercialization, Swipe Fees: NATSO Responds to Challenges in 2012

December 24, 2012

Tolling, Commercialization, Swipe Fees: NATSO Responds to Challenges in 2012

If there was ever a year when NATSO was challenged on all of its major issues, it was 2012. NATSO's top issues--rest area commercialization, tolling and credit card swipe fees--were all in play throughout the year, with a big test early in the year on the rest area commercialization issue. And though we passed the test, there is always more to be done. But NATSO moves into 2013 with optimism and momentum in a positive direction, committed to continue protecting the interests of Interstate-based businesses.

Several Travel Plazas Ranked on Forbes 2012 List

December 3, 2012

Several Travel Plazas Ranked on Forbes 2012 List

Several travel plazas were ranked on Forbes 2012 list of the largest private companies in the U.S.

Truckstop Executives, Carriers Discuss the Future of Natural Gas

December 3, 2012

Truckstop Executives, Carriers Discuss the Future of Natural Gas

Jimmy Haslam, chairman and CEO of Pilot Flying J, Frank Love, president of operations for Love’s Travel Stops, and Thomas O’Brien, CEO of TravelCenters of America spoke in the session “Infrastructure Hurdles: The Chicken or the Egg.”

NATSO Show 2013 Registration Open; Feb. 2-6 Savannah, Ga.

November 5, 2012

NATSO Show 2013 Registration Open; Feb. 2-6 Savannah, Ga.

Registration is now open for The NATSO Show 2013.

Bill Moon Scholarship Winners Value Connection to the Industry

November 1, 2012

Bill Moon Scholarship Winners Value Connection to the Industry

This year, nine hardworking students received scholarships from The NATSO Foundation.

FJ Management to Acquire Majority Interest in Maverik

October 8, 2012

FJ Management to Acquire Majority Interest in Maverik

FJ Management is acquiring a majority interest in Maverik Inc., a 250-store convenience retailer.

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