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NATSO Statement on Proposed Settlement in Antitrust Litigation

July 13, 2012

NATSO Statement on Proposed Settlement in Antitrust Litigation NATSO

"The size of this monetary award will make headlines, but we must carefully evaluate whether the settlement goes far enough to ensure competition and transparency in the credit card industry."

NATSO Congratulates Congress for Commitment to Transportation, Jason’s Law

July 10, 2012

NATSO Congratulates Congress for Commitment to Transportation, Jason’s Law NATSO Inc.

“We applaud Congress for enacting this law that will keep critical funds flowing to the highway transportation system and ensure the safety of the traveling public.”

Partnership Applauds Senate Commitment to Small Businesses, Jobs, Senate Rejects Senator Portman Amendment #1742

March 13, 2012

Partnership Applauds Senate Commitment to Small Businesses, Jobs, Senate Rejects Senator Portman Amendment #1742 Partnership to Save Highway Communities

“This veto sends a clear message that state DOTs cannot fix their state budget problems on the backs of small businesses or at the expense of American jobs and local communities."

Senate Urged to Vote NO to Sen. Portman Amendment #1742

March 6, 2012

Senate Urged to Vote NO to Sen. Portman Amendment #1742 Partnership to Save Highway Communities

“The government is not in the business of selling food and fuel; the private sector is already meeting that need,” said Lisa Mullings, President and CEO of NATSO. “Sen. Portman’s amendment is a move to expand government, at a cost to existing businesses.”

NATSO Welcomes Darren Schulte as Vice President, Membership

February 18, 2012

NATSO Welcomes Darren Schulte as Vice President, Membership NATSO

“Darren brings a wealth of knowledge about the truckstop and travel plaza industry,” said Mullings. “Combined with his retail merchandising, marketing and operations experience, Darren will be a valuable asset as we work to provide our members with new resources and educational opportunities. We are thrilled to have Darren on board and welcome him to NATSO.”

Reps. Latourette's And Kucinich's Amendment Threatens 
To Turn Highway Bill Into A Jobs Killer

February 14, 2012

Reps. Latourette's And Kucinich's Amendment Threatens 
To Turn Highway Bill Into A Jobs Killer Partnership to Save Highway Communities

“This Amendment is the biggest threat small business owners have ever faced under a highway bill,” said Lisa Mullings, President and CEO of NATSO, and a member of the Partnership to Save Highway Communities.

NATSO Foundation Supports AMBER Alert, Truckstops and Travel Plazas Engage in Efforts to  Safely Recover Abducted Children

January 13, 2012

NATSO Foundation Supports AMBER Alert, Truckstops and Travel Plazas Engage in Efforts to Safely Recover Abducted Children NATSO Foundation

“The truckstop and travel plaza industry is proud to enlist its support in the work to safely recover abducted children,” said NATSO Foundation President and CEO Lisa Mullings. “There is no cause more important than the safety of a child.”

NATSO MOURNS LOSS OF CHUCK BOSSELMAN

January 9, 2012

NATSO MOURNS LOSS OF CHUCK BOSSELMAN NATSO Inc.

“NATSO and the truckstop industry have lost a leader and a friend,” said NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings. “Chuck was an innovative thinker whose energy and enthusiasm were a driving force behind his success. Chuck worked tirelessly for the benefit of the entire industry, and we will miss his leadership and his unwavering commitment.”

NATSO Elects 2012 Chairman of the Board, Darrin Flitton Elected Chairman of NATSO Board of Directors

January 4, 2012

NATSO Elects 2012 Chairman of the Board, Darrin Flitton Elected Chairman of NATSO Board of Directors NATSO Inc.

“I’m honored to have been chosen to represent America’s truckstops and travel plazas,” Flitton said. “As a member of the truckstop and travel plaza community, I am privileged to lead the organization that is helping to shape the success of the entire industry.”

Chuck Bosselman to Receive NATSO Hall of Fame Award

December 21, 2011

Chuck Bosselman to Receive NATSO Hall of Fame Award The NATSO Foundation

Bosselman has spent countless hours volunteering for the NATSO board of directors and the NATSO Foundation, and he was a founding member of AMBEST—a network of independently owned truckstops. Bosselman is a leader in his community as well, supporting groups such as the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, and the Girl Scouts of America.

NATSO and WPMA Tap the Power of Partnership for 2012 Education and Trade Events, Co-mingled Shows Offer Attendees and Exhibitors Unparalleled Business and Networking Opportunities

November 21, 2011

NATSO and WPMA Tap the Power of Partnership for 2012 Education and Trade Events, Co-mingled Shows Offer Attendees and Exhibitors Unparalleled Business and Networking Opportunities NATSO

"Our mission is to create value for our members, so of course we are excited to be able to open up this brand new opportunity in Las Vegas for our attendees to learn and network," said NATSO president and CEO Lisa Mullings. "We are extremely fortunate to be able to partner with such a respected organization."

Legendary Entrepreneur and Fast Company Co-Founder Bill Taylor to Keynote The NATSO Show 2011

November 15, 2011

Legendary Entrepreneur and Fast Company Co-Founder Bill Taylor to Keynote The NATSO Show 2011 The NATSO Foundation

“Taylor is a business thought-leader in the truest sense of the phrase,“ said NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings. “We are thrilled to connect his transformational strategies and entrepreneurial spirit with truckstop and travel plaza leaders at The New NATSO Show.”

NATSO Applauds Senate Committee’s Commitment To Transportation, Safety and Jobs

November 10, 2011

NATSO Applauds Senate Committee’s Commitment To Transportation, Safety and Jobs NATSO

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings said, “We applaud Senate EPW Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member James Inhofe, and the entire committee for approving MAP21, which would create hundreds of thousands of jobs, make our roads safer, and reduce the time professional drivers and other motorists waste in highway gridlock. We urge full Senate passage of this important legislation.”

Kirk Legislation Jeopardizes Highway Businesses, Threatens Jobs

June 22, 2011

Kirk Legislation Jeopardizes Highway Businesses, Threatens Jobs Partnership to Save Highway Communities

“This legislation does nothing more than grant state governments a monopoly directly on the interstate shoulder or median. The right-of-way location of the commercial rest areas gives the state a major advantage over the businesses at the exit,” said Lisa Mullings, President and CEO of NATSO, a member of the coalition representing truck stops.

NATSO Joins Transportation Groups In Support of Jason’s Law

May 16, 2011

NATSO Joins Transportation Groups In Support of Jason’s Law NATSO

"Safety and security for America’s professional truck drivers is a top priority for the truckstop and travel plaza community," said NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings. "NATSO members are committed to meeting their customers’ needs for safe parking and to helping them access secure places to park."

NATSO Urges Congress to Maintain Prohibition Against Commercial Rest Areas

March 29, 2011

NATSO Urges Congress to Maintain Prohibition Against Commercial Rest Areas NATSO

“It is deceptively easy to mistake this issue as a pro-business initiative, a move to privatize rest area services,” Mullings testified. “But this is not privatization. True privatization is transferring a service or function from the government to a private sector business to achieve comparable or superior results."

Caribou Coffee and NATSO Team Up

February 17, 2011

Caribou Coffee and NATSO Team Up NATSO

“From restaurants to high-end cafes, the consumer prefers a specialty coffee. For truckstops and travel plazas looking to enhance existing programs, or change their branding message, the Caribou brand offers a total coffee solution and branding opportunity that may not exist with every travel center in the marketplace today."

FRLA's Social Media Marketing Summit to Co-Locate with The NATSO Show 2011

February 2, 2011

FRLA's Social Media Marketing Summit to Co-Locate with The NATSO Show 2011 NATSO

“Nothing could be more appropriate than co-locating The NATSO Show with the FRLA Social Media Marketing Summit,” said NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings. “Industry members can access game-changing business intelligence at The NATSO Show, and then tap FRLA’s cutting-edge strategies to build customer loyalty and drive traffic.”

ADOT and AASHTO Propose Siphoning Jobs and Customers from Small Town Business to Fix State Budget

August 25, 2010

ADOT and AASHTO Propose Siphoning Jobs and Customers from Small Town Business to Fix State Budget NATSO

"State budgets nationwide are stressed because of the economic downturn. But addressing those budget problems by adopting measures harmful to small town businesses and local communities is counterproductive and stands to create more problems in the long-term than they solve."

NATSO Urges Senate to Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit

July 12, 2010

NATSO Urges Senate to Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit NATSO

“It is vital that Congress reinstate the biodiesel tax credit to ensure a healthy biodiesel market for producers and consumers,” said NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings.

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