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Visa Announces EMV Deadline Delay

Visa Announces EMV Deadline Delay

Visa announced today that it will delay the Oct. 1 deadline for the installation of EMV readers at fuel dispenser stations. Visa’s deadline has been extended to Apr. 17, 2021. More

Lawmakers, White House Consider Liability Protection for Businesses Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Congressional leadership and White House officials are considering whether to propose liability protection to encourage businesses to reopen without fear of individuals claiming to have contracted the coronavirus at a business location. More

White House Finalizing Expanded Guidelines for Phased Reopening

White House Finalizing Expanded Guidelines for Phased Reopening

The discussion on restaurants -- which is most applicable to the travel center industry -- begins on page 12. More

Senate Passes Coronavirus Relief Bill, Expands Small Business Aid

Senate Passes Coronavirus Relief Bill, Expands Small Business Aid

The Senate on April 21 passed by voice vote the "Phase 3.5" Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The $484 billion interim coronavirus relief measure would provide $310 billion for the Small Business Administration’s now-exhausted Paycheck Protection Program, $60 billion for disaster loans through the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, and an additional $100 billion for health care provider relief ($75 billion) and coronavirus testing ($25 billion). More

AMBEST is Thanking Truckstop Employees

AMBEST is Thanking Truckstop Employees

As thank you to their members for doing their part during the COVID-19 pandemic, AMBEST, the nationwide network of independent truckstops and service centers, has increased their weekly cash payments to truckstop employees and started a “Stories of Hope” campaign. More

Lawmakers Introduce Measure to Establish Tax Holiday for Convenience Store, Grocery Employees

Lawmakers Introduce Measure to Establish Tax Holiday for Convenience Store, Grocery Employees

Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) and Dwight Evans (D-Pa.) introduced the Giving Retailers and Our Convenience Employees Relief Act, or GROCER Act, which would establish a federal tax holiday for grocery and convenience store employees from Feb. 15 through June 15 for individuals making less than $75,000 annually. The bill would also provide discretion to the Treasury to extend this benefit for an additional three months. More

Help NATSO Thank a Truckstop Employee

Help NATSO Thank a Truckstop Employee

Please help NATSO share the exceptional work of the industry. More

President Commends Truckstops, Travel Plazas for Serving Drivers

President Commends Truckstops, Travel Plazas for Serving Drivers

President Donald Trump commended the nation's truckstops and travel plazas for their continued service to truck drivers as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. More

Davis Oil Saving Jobs, Giving Back Amid COVID-19

Rex Davis, Owner of Davis Oil Co., reassigned employees across his business in order to prevent layoffs amid the downturns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. After temporarily shutting down the location's Denny's restaurant, Davis transitioned employees into his Wendy's and Popeye's quick-serve restaurants as well as the travel center. The company also offered bonuses to full-time and part-time employees along with paid time off. Speaking about his employees Davis said, "We’re glad to have them and glad to keep them.” More

Truckstops Proud to Serve Drivers, NATSO President and CEO Tells Public Radio

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings said truckstops and travel plazas are open across the United States and feel a tremendous sense of pride and patriotism in serving the nation's drivers as they deliver critical supplies amid the pandemic. More

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