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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.

Five Students Honored with Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship Awards

November 1, 2017

Five Students Honored with Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship Awards

The legacy of the Bill Moon Scholarship continued in 2017 when The NATSO Foundation presented five students with ties to the truckstop and travel plaza industry $5,000 each to put towards their studies. The Bill Moon Scholarship Program has been changing lives for more than 20 years, awarding more than $300,000 in scholarships to date.

Fleet Analytics Change the Way Carriers, Truckstops Operate

September 1, 2017

Fleet Analytics Change the Way Carriers, Truckstops Operate

Today’s fleets have information coming at them from all direc­tions. What they find could change the way truckstop and travel plaza operators do business, according to those within the industry.

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Urges FHWA to Address New York State’s Commercial Rest Areas

August 8, 2017

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Urges FHWA to Address New York State’s Commercial Rest Areas

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) on Aug. 8 urged the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to hold New York state accountable for its violation of the federal law prohibiting commercial rest areas.

A Destination Spot for the Professional Truck Driver and the Local Community in Columbia, South Carolina

June 30, 2017

A Destination Spot for the Professional Truck Driver and the Local Community in Columbia, South Carolina

This spring, TravelCenters of America (TA) opened a new Petro Stopping Center in Columbia, South Carolina. The 42,000-square-foot facility has eight diesel lanes, parking for 134 trucks, 10 showers, a CAT Scale, a Minute Mart convenience store, a very large game center, a t.v./movie room and a workout room.

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.

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.

Find Qualified Job Candidates for Your Truckstop in Military Veterans

March 1, 2017

Find Qualified Job Candidates for Your Truckstop in Military Veterans

Truckstop and travel plaza operators looking for hard-working, motivated employees may want to consider turning to the nation’s veterans. Veterans not only know the meaning of hard work, but also understand the value of teamwork.

NATSO Facilitates Two Congressional Visits with Key Lawmakers

October 14, 2016

NATSO Facilitates Two Congressional Visits with Key Lawmakers

NATSO‘s government affairs team helped orchestrate two congressional visits in October, helping put truckstop and travel plaza members in direct contact with congressional leaders.

The Bill Moon Scholarship: Changing Lives One at a Time

January 1, 2014

The Bill Moon Scholarship: Changing Lives One at a Time

The legacy of the Bill Moon Scholarship continued again in 2013 when five students received $5,000 each to put towards their studies.

Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators Give Back

October 25, 2013

Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators Give Back

Not only do truckstop and travel plaza operators serve profes­sional drivers and the traveling public, they serve their communities as well. Each year, operators donate their time, money and resources to charitable organizations, churches and schools in their community.

Petro GM Wins First Harriet Tubman Award

September 11, 2013

Petro GM Wins First Harriet Tubman Award

Tracy Mullins, the general manager of the Petro Stopping Center in Spokane, Wash., has won the first annual Harriet Tubman award by Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) after she helped to prevent the possible human trafficking of two minors.

TA President Highlights Natural Gas Infrastructure Outlook at Alternative Transportation Expo

July 1, 2013

TA President Highlights Natural Gas Infrastructure Outlook at Alternative Transportation Expo

The adoption rate for natural gas trucks is increasing rapidly, according to Tom O'Brien, President and CEO of Travel Centers of America.

TravelCenters of America Announces Citizen Driver Award Program

April 1, 2013

TravelCenters of America Announces Citizen Driver Award Program

TravelCenters of America LLC announced its first 'Citizen Driver' award program, designed to recognize professional drivers who evoke public respect for the truck driving profession.

Iowa 80 Kitchen, Johnson's Corner and Lee Hi Travel Plaza on Travel Channel's Show

March 25, 2013

Iowa 80 Kitchen, Johnson's Corner and Lee Hi Travel Plaza on Travel Channel's Show

Iowa 80 Kitchen, Johnson's Corner and Lee Hi Travel Plaza are scheduled to be featured on the Travel Channel's Show Food Paradise, being renamed Truck Stop Paradise, for this episode, on March 27. The episode will feature food at truckstops, and the film crew spoke with customers about their favorite dishes as well as why they keep coming back. The episode airs at 10 p.m. Eastern time.

NATSO Members Take to Capitol Hill

March 1, 2013

NATSO Members Take to Capitol Hill

In May, NATSO members from across the country will assemble on Capitol Hill and meet face-to-face with their lawmakers to discuss the key issues facing the truckstop and travel plaza industry and protect the businesses they’ve spent years building.

Truckstop Executives, Carriers Discuss the Future of Natural Gas

December 3, 2012

Truckstop Executives, Carriers Discuss the Future of Natural Gas

Jimmy Haslam, chairman and CEO of Pilot Flying J, Frank Love, president of operations for Love’s Travel Stops, and Thomas O’Brien, CEO of TravelCenters of America spoke in the session “Infrastructure Hurdles: The Chicken or the Egg.”

Bill Moon Scholarship Winners Value Connection to the Industry

November 1, 2012

Bill Moon Scholarship Winners Value Connection to the Industry

This year, nine hardworking students received scholarships from The NATSO Foundation.

American Truck Historical Society Historic Route 66 Convoy

September 10, 2012

American Truck Historical Society Historic Route 66 Convoy

The American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) kicked off its first Historic Highway Convoy.

TA Completes Installation of 100 DEF Dispensers

August 6, 2012

TA Completes Installation of 100 DEF Dispensers

TravelCenters of America LLC announced it has completed the installation of bulk diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) dispensers at 100 of its TA and Petro Stopping Center branded locations.

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