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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.

NATSO Urges Congress To Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit

April 12, 2010

NATSO Urges Congress To Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit NATSO

“The truckstop and travel plaza industry is fully engaged in supporting U.S. environmental efforts. Fuel retailers want to continue making investments in biodiesel infrastructure and want to continue selling biodiesel to customers,” said NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings.

NATSO Applauds DOT Decision to Reject I-80 Tolling

April 7, 2010

NATSO Applauds DOT Decision to Reject I-80 Tolling NATSO

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings hailed the decision, saying tolling I-80 would have caused trucks and motorists to find alternative routes to bypass the tolls, further weakening businesses along the Interstate that already are struggling against a weak economy. New tolls also would have double taxed motorists who already pay for the Interstate system through state and Federal fuel taxes.

Fuel Management Software Company QuikQ Joins NATSO

February 25, 2010

Fuel Management Software Company QuikQ Joins NATSO NATSO

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings welcomed NATSO’s newest member saying, "QuikQ’s decision to join NATSO is an important addition to the association." She praised the company for its willingness to take a leadership role in NATSO as a Chairman's Circle member to improve its business and the truckstop industry.

Portage-Based Owner-Operator Jim Goetz to Receive NATSO Hall of Fame Award, First-Time, Second-Generation Winner in Award History

February 10, 2010

Portage-Based Owner-Operator Jim Goetz to Receive NATSO Hall of Fame Award, First-Time, Second-Generation Winner in Award History The NATSO Foundation

"Jim’s dedication to the travel plaza industry is obvious through his countless volunteer hours and the sheer enthusiasm he brings to the table. He wants to see everyone in the industry succeed and is willing to share all he knows," said Scott Paulson, NATSO chairman and owner of Watkins Co., which operates Tomahawk Auto Truck Plazas in Colorado and Arizona.

Grocery and Foodservice Supply Chain Solutions Provider McLane Joins NATSO

February 1, 2010

Grocery and Foodservice Supply Chain Solutions Provider McLane Joins NATSO NATSO

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings welcomed NATSO's newest member saying, "McLane's decision to join NATSO is an important addition to the association." She praised the company for its willingness to take a leadership role in NATSO as a Chairman's Circle member to improve its business and the truckstop industry.

NATSO and TCA Team Up To Offer Joint Panel on the Future of Trucking

January 27, 2010

NATSO and TCA Team Up To Offer Joint Panel on the Future of Trucking NATSO

On Feb. 27, 2010, NATSO and TCA together will host a panel of experts who will discuss the critical issues facing trucking and their impact on the truckstop and travel plaza industry in 2010 and beyond.

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