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How Truckstops Can Help the Homeless

Posted in: Leadership & Strategy

As businesses that cater to the traveling public and support local communities, truckstops and travel plazas are in a unique position to help those who may be experiencing homelessness.

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Driving the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Posted in: Leadership & Strategy

When industry works together, we can make a difference in the fight against human trafficking.

That was the message on Sept. 1 in San Antonio, Texas, where I had the opportunity to participate in a press conference hosted by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to announce that Texas law enforcement, the trucking industry and truckstops are coordinating ways to combat human trafficking within the state.

The press conference kicked off a meeting designed to educate participants about human trafficking as well as to provide a forum to discuss regional human trafficking trends. More than 60 members of the law enforcement, trucking and truckstop communities participated in the event.

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See What The NATSO Show is About [Video]

Posted in: Truckstop Business, The NATSO Show, Leadership & Strategy

Watch a video to see what The NATSO Show is about.

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Ten Reasons to Attend The NATSO Show [Infographic]

Posted in: Truckstop Business, The NATSO Show, Leadership & Strategy

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!

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Who Brings the Truckstop Industry Pride?

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Leadership & Strategy

The NATSO Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2017 NATSO Hall of Fame award until this Friday, August 12, 2016.

Formerly the Distinguished Member award, the NATSO Hall of Fame award recognizes current or past NATSO members whose participation in their communities, the industry and our association brings honor to and serves as a source of pride for the travel plaza and truckstop industry...

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Truckstops Pledge to Train 31,000 Employees to Help People

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Leadership & Strategy

July marks the six-month anniversary since the NATSO Foundation launched its online training course designed to help the travel plaza and truckstop community identify and respond to suspected cases of human trafficking.

In just a few short months, the industry has made significant strides in implementing this important training tool titled, “The Role of Truckstops in Combating Human Trafficking.”

Since unveiling the course at The NATSO Show, the industry has pledged to train more than 31,000 employees. And that number continues to grow each week...

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NATSO's Domestic Study Tour Visits Fairfield BP

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Leadership & Strategy

September 14 - 15, 2016 the NATSO Foundation is taking truckstop operators to Lexington, Va. to tour best-in-class truckstops during NATSO's Domestic Study Tour.

Study Tour attendees will tour Fairfield BP in Fairfield, Virginia along with White's Travel Center and Lee Hi Travel Plaza.

Since Bobby Berkstresser bought the location, the c-store's inside store sales have increased over 100% and fuel sales are up 30%.

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NATSO's Domestic Study Tour Visits White's Travel Center

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Leadership & Strategy

September 14 - 15, 2016 the NATSO Foundation is taking truckstop operators to Lexington, Va. to tour best-in-class truckstops during NATSO's Domestic Study Tour.

Study Tour attendees will tour White's Travel Center in Raphine, Virginia along with Fairfield BP and Lee Hi Travel Plaza.

White's Travel Center is one of the largest and busiest travel centers on the east coast. Learn more about this phenomenal study tour stop...

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NATSO's Domestic Study Tour Visits Lee Hi Travel Plaza

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Leadership & Strategy

September 14 - 15, 2016 the NATSO Foundation is taking truckstop operators to Lexington, Va. to tour best-in-class truckstops during NATSO's Domestic Study Tour.

Study Tour attendees will tour Lee Hi Travel Plaza in Lexington, Virginia along with Fairfield BP and White's Travel Center.

Established in 1959, Lee Hi Travel Plaza is owned by Bobby Berkstresser.

Lee Hi Travel Plaza was featured on the Travel Channel's Show Food Paradise or Truck Stop Paradise, as the show was temporarily renamed for the episode.

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See What NATSO's Domestic Study Tour is About

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Leadership & Strategy

September 14 - 15, 2016 the NATSO Foundation is taking truckstop operators to Lexington, Va. to tour best in class truckstops during NATSO's Domestic Study Tour.

The study tour provides NATSO members with an opportunity to tour retail locations and network with truckstop and travel plaza operators.

The last two study tours have sold out because they really are special experiences. While they have to be experienced to be truly understood, let's take a visual journey through a study tour experience.

From the first moment attendees step off that bus, something magical happens...

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