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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.

Federated Insurance Unveils Employment Practices Network

February 7, 2014

Federated Insurance Unveils Employment Practices Network

NATSO Chairman’s Circle member Federated Insurance unveiled new resources designed to help clients manage human resource issues, including new government regulations, employment law changes, employee-related litigation, employee termination, improper documentation processes and other situations that can expose your organization to a potential lawsuit.

NATSO Year in Review

January 1, 2014

NATSO Year in Review

Take a look back at 2013.

Risk Management: NATSO Members are Talking. Are You Listening

June 20, 2013

Risk Management: NATSO Members are Talking. Are You Listening

When I meet with travel plaza owners to discuss the risk management culture at their businesses, I often notice a repeating pattern. They have good intentions of making employee and customer safety a priority, but their good intentions don’t always get acted upon. They cite sticking points such as: I’m too busy. I’m not sure how to do it. We don’t really have any problems. Although these reasons can indeed be legitimate, they are often excuses. And excuses, my father always taught me, are like armpits—everyone has them and they all stink.

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 Power of Knowledge

March 1, 2013

The Power of Knowledge

I am a firm believer in the power of knowledge, and I feel we all owe it to ourselves and our businesses to learn something new each day. Gathering information and then sharing it with each other keeps us moving toward a future that is full of promise. As an industry, we can collaborate with each other and share ideas that spur the innovation that will take us into tomorrow.

New Representatives Elected to Chairman's Circle Advisory Board

February 18, 2013

New Representatives Elected to Chairman's Circle Advisory Board

NATSO would like to extend its congratulations to the following Chairman's Circle representatives elected to the 2013 NATSO Chairman's Circle Advisory Board (CCAB) during the recently held NATSO Show in Savannah, Ga.: Roger Phillips with Bridgestone, Kurt Fuller with Chevron Lubricants, John McMahan with Coca Cola, Jim Manning with Double Coin Tire, Dan Hudson with First Data, Jeff Irwin with Mobil Delvac, Ed Brown with Orion Food Systems, Gary Haer with Renewable Energy Group, Doug Tucker with Shell Rotella, Robert De Vos with The Trucker's Friend, and Gigi Rollins with Valvoline. Ed Brown with Orion Food Systems was elected by his peers to serve as chairman.

DAS Receives the 2012 Design of the Times Platinum Best of Category Award

December 10, 2012

DAS Receives the 2012 Design of the Times Platinum Best of Category Award

DAS has received the 2012 Design of the Times Platinum Best of Category Award in the convenience retail category from the Path to Purchase Institute for its EEC (Electronic Engagement Center) Endcap Display.