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Operators Share Three Sources for Great Ideas during NATSO Connect

February 11, 2018

Operators Share Three Sources for Great Ideas during NATSO Connect

In today’s retail landscape, truckstop and travel plaza operators are not only competing with each other, but also with other highly competent retailers, making innovation even more important. During NATSO Connect, operators came together in The Great Ideas! Session to learn more about what is working for their peers, get inspiration from both inside and outside of the industry and think through how they can adapt ideas to work for them.

NATSO Briefs House Homeland Security Committee on Industry Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

January 17, 2018

NATSO Briefs House Homeland Security Committee on Industry Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

NATSO Foundation President Lisa Mullings today told members of the House Committee on Homeland Security that the truckstop and travel plaza industry plays a vital role in combating human trafficking that takes place along the nation’s Interstate Highway System. NATSO was invited to participate as an example of the positive role that the private sector can play in the fight against human trafficking.

Five Ways To Fight Human Trafficking in 2018

January 11, 2018

Five Ways To Fight Human Trafficking in 2018

January marks National Human Trafficking Awareness month. As we reflect on goals for the year or renew commitments to existing resolutions, NATSO members are encouraged to keep in mind the critical role that they can play in helping to stop human trafficking along the nation’s Interstate Highways.

House Approves Legislation to Prevent Human Trafficking in Transportation

January 2, 2018

House Approves Legislation to Prevent Human Trafficking in Transportation

Two pieces of bipartisan legislation aimed at preventing human trafficking in transportation have been presented to the President for his signature after they passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

Invest in Yourself in 2018

January 1, 2018

Invest in Yourself in 2018

Every new year brings a fresh start and new opportunity, and I hope you are as excited as I am for a promising year ahead.

Broadway Flying J President Dan Alsaker Supports the Salvation Army

December 19, 2017

Broadway Flying J President Dan Alsaker Supports the Salvation Army

Salvation Army bell ringers and the red buckets they stand next to are a staple during the holidays, but the non-profit’s fundraising efforts run much deeper. Dan Alsaker, a former NATSO chairman and president of Broadway Flying J, is a long-time Salvation Army supporter, and he recently helped the Salvation Army raise money during its annual Christmas luncheon.

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting in Eagle Ford, Texas

November 15, 2017

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting in Eagle Ford, Texas

The NATSO Foundation, along with Truckers Against Trafficking, the Texas Attorney General, Texas Trucking Association and ConocoPhillips, will co-host a regional coalition meeting aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state on Nov. 29.

Join Together to Help the Industry Thrive

November 1, 2017

Join Together to Help the Industry Thrive

As truckstop and travel plaza operators, one of our biggest advantages is our ability to learn from each other and industry thought leaders as we prepare for the future.

Senate Passes Legislation to Fight Human Trafficking in Transportation

September 19, 2017

Senate Passes Legislation to Fight Human Trafficking in Transportation

The Senate passed two bills introduced by U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) aimed at preventing human trafficking in transportation.

Adapt Your Truckstop Business To Thrive

September 1, 2017

Adapt Your Truckstop Business To Thrive

Those of us in the industry know that it is important to innovate to stay relevant. We also know that innovation comes in wide array of shapes and sizes. Sometimes it involves introducing a completely new offering and other times it is about making small, meaningful improvements to our existing operations.

Senate Committee Passes Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

August 2, 2017

Senate Committee Passes Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Aug. 2 passed bipartisan legislation to combat human trafficking.

July 21, 2017

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting in Bismarck, N.D.

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp will join the NATSO Foundation, Truckers Against Trafficking, the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association and ConocoPhillips Aug. 14 as they host a coalition meeting in Bismarck, N.D., aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state.

Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers Praises Broadway Truck Stop for Combating Human Trafficking

July 18, 2017

Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers Praises Broadway Truck Stop for Combating Human Trafficking

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed three pieces of legislation aimed at strengthening the nation’s anti-human trafficking laws, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) thanked groups within her home state of Washington working to combat human trafficking, including Dan Alsaker and Broadway Truck Stop.

NATSO, NATSO Foundation Tell Senate Committee of Truckstop  and Travel Plaza Industry’s Commitment to Combatting Human Trafficking

July 12, 2017

NATSO, NATSO Foundation Tell Senate Committee of Truckstop and Travel Plaza Industry’s Commitment to Combatting Human Trafficking

NATSO and The NATSO Foundation underscored the truckstop and travel plaza industry’s commitment to combatting human trafficking today in a statement submitted to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation with respect to its hearing on how transportation and supply chain stakeholders are combatting human trafficking.

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.

NATSO Foundation Partners With DHS Blue Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking

June 30, 2017

NATSO Foundation Partners With DHS Blue Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking

The NATSO Foundation has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Blue Campaign to combat human trafficking, marking the latest chapter in the NATSO Foundation’s multi-pronged anti-human trafficking initiative to fight human trafficking along America’s Interstate Highway System.

NATSO Foundation Helps Fight Human Trafficking in Wyoming

June 29, 2017

NATSO Foundation Helps Fight Human Trafficking in Wyoming

The NATSO Foundation joined the Wyoming Attorney General, the Wyoming Trucking Association and Truckers Against Trafficking June 27 in hosting a coalition meeting in Casper, Wyo., aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state.

NATSO, Truckstop Industry Mourn Carolyn Moon

May 4, 2017

NATSO, Truckstop Industry Mourn Carolyn Moon

NATSO today expressed its deepest sympathies and condolences following the passing of industry leader Carolyn Moon, who died this morning.

Rep. Wagner Visits Missouri TravelCenters of America

April 21, 2017

Rep. Wagner Visits Missouri TravelCenters of America

TravelCenters of America and NATSO hosted Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) at TA’s Foristell, Mo., location April 19 as part of a congressional site visit designed to discuss issues of importance to the truckstop and travel plaza community.

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.

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