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NATSO Blog: Thought Leader

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Work Injury – Is Offering Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medication A Risk For Business?

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Thought Leader, Human Resources

Today Federated Insurance is sharing one of our “HR Questions of the Month” regarding employment-related practices liability issues.

Question: An employee was stung by bees while working outside. The employee refused medical treatment, and the company submitted the workers’ compensation claim as first aid only. The employee was given the rest of the day off with pay, and offered modified duty until they felt ready to go back. The employee went back to work the next day with no problem. Could the company have recommended that the employee take an antihistamine? Since medical treatment was refused, all the company had available was OTC/first aid.

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Guidelines For Pro-Rating Pay For An Exempt Employee Upon Separation

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Thought Leader, Operations

Chairman's Circle Federated Insurances answers the question, "We have an exempt employee that separated in the middle of a workweek. We prorated his salary that week to reflect only the days he worked. He is coming back now stating that he had worked 40 hours that week before he left. Does that have any bearing on the pay, or are we ok with leaving it as is?"

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Parking Space Slopes Exceeding the Allowable Slopes

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Thought Leader, Americans with Disabilities Act

Last month we discussed a study that found 95 percent of all ADA lawsuits filed contain an issue regarding parking spaces. We’ll continue our series on the top 20 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance issues seen in truck stops and travel plazas by discussing parking space slopes.

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Truckstop Diesel Exhaust Fluid Installation Considerations

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Thought Leader, Diesel Exhaust Fluid

When thinking about adding diesel exhaust fluid) DEF dispensing to your forecourt there are a couple of key decisions for truckstop and travel plaza operators. Those decisions involve:
• The tank,
• The piping;
• And how the dispensing equipment will mount and eventually tie to existing forecourt controller/point-of-sale (POS) systems.

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Join the Biodiesel Workshop at The NATSO Show to Learn About Your $500,000 Opportunity

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Thought Leader, Biodiesel

But like anything else in this world, money doesn’t grow on trees and biodiesel is a complex space.

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Can Truckstops Distribute DEF as a Pill?

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Thought Leader, Diesel Exhaust Fluid

The owner of our location heard someone was coming out with a pill that could be put into the diesel tank that would eliminate the need for DEF. Is this true?

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Parking Spaces Not the Closest to the Front Door

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Thought Leader, Americans with Disabilities Act

Today I’ll go over the need for parking spaces to be the closest to the front door.

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Thank You From NATSO's Chairman's Circle Members

Posted in: Industry Trends & News, Thought Leader

During the holiday season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible.

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Need a Drop-In Sustainability Solution For Your Customers? Choose Biodiesel Blends

Posted in: Thought Leader, Biodiesel

While the nation needs a diversified fuel strategy, biodiesel continues to be the drop-in fuel choicefor retail fuel infrastructure and fleet engines.

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Be Prepared for Emergencies

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Thought Leader

There are numerous ways you can and should prepare for emergencies.

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