NATSO Day on the Hill

On May 15-17, members of the truckstop and travel plaza community will travel from across the United States to Washington, D.C., to educate their elected officials about the critical role the truckstop industry plays in the U.S. economy as well as to discuss key industry challenges. NATSO’s annual Day on Capitol Hill marks the biggest opportunity for members of the truckstop and travel plaza industry to speak with lawmakers before they vote on legislation that’s bound to impact your future success.

Download the App

- Apple Users - 

  1. Download the app here.
  2.  Click get, if prompted, enter Apple ID info to download
  3. After installation is complete, open votervoice app
  4. On notification screen, click allow
  5. Enter email address used for NATSO, click “Log In”
  6. Go to email inbox to view verification code
  7. Go back to votervoice app, enter code, click verify
  8. After verifying your email, you will be brought to a “Find Organization” page
  9. Start typing in “NATSO” and an option for “NATSO” will appear directly below where you were typing
  10. Click to access NATSO’s grassroots app.

- Andriod Users - 

  1. Download the app here.
  2. Click install, click accept
  3. After installation, click open
  4. Enter email address used with NATSO, click “Log In”
  5. Go to email inbox to view verification code
  6. Go back to votervoice app, enter code, click verify
  7. Now you are logged in a see the NATSO home screen
  8. After verifying your email, you will be brought to a “Find Organization” page.
  9. Start typing in “NATSO” and an option for “NATSO” will appear directly below where you were typing.
  10. Click to access NATSO’s grassroots app.

Hotel
Attendees will stay at The Alexandrian at  480 King St, Alexandria, VA. The NATSO room rate expired on April 21, 2017. If you still need a hotel room, contact Pamela Hayes at phayes@natso.com. (The Alexandrian was formerly named the Hotel Monaco and is now a Marriott property.)

Tentative Schedule 

Monday, May 15, 2017

10:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open
Paris Foyer.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

NATSO Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
Paris Central/East. NATSO foundation directors only.

2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NATSO Board of Directors Meeting
Paris Central/East. For NATSO directors only. Chairman’s Circle members are invited as observers.

5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

NATSO PAC Committee Meeting
Paris Central/East.

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Day on Capitol Hill Welcome Dinner Hosted by the Chairman’s Circle Members
Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant
Seats are limited. Board members, truckstop attendees and up to two attendees from Chairman's Circle members are invited.
Meet in the lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a two minute walk to dinner. 

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open
Paris Foyer.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Human Resources Share Group
Athens. Open to Human Resources professionals only. Email dfialkov@natso.com for an invite and details.

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9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Welcome to NATSO Day on Hill 
Paris Central/West

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The Fuels Institute's John Eichberger on Diesel Fuel Quality Issues
Paris Central/West
John Eichberger is Executive Director of The Fuels Institute, a non-profit, independent think tank founded and managed by NACS, the association for convenience and fuel retailing. With more than 17 years of related experience, Eichberger is a recognized expert on motor fuels and the fuels retailing industry. On Tuesday morning, Eichberger will provide in-depth information on corrosion in ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) tanks and truck issues regarding fuel. The Fuels Institute is putting together a Fuels Quality Council, of which NATSO will be a member. Eichberger's session is sponsored by the Center for Quality Assurance.

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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Merchant Payments Coalition Legal Counsel Doug Kantor on Debit/Credit Fees
Paris Central/West
Doug Kantor, partner at Steptoe & Johnson, will bring attendees up-to-date on all things related to debit/credit card swipe fees. He will provide critical information on how to combat the exorbitant credit card fees both legally and operationally.

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Kick-Off Luncheon Speaker ATA CEO Chris Spear
Paris Central/West
ATA President and CEO Chris Spear will speak to attendees about his outlook on the Trump Administration's plan to push a $1 trillion infrastructure package this year; tolling initiatives in the United States; and autonomous vehicles. This informative talk also will provide insight into the future of trucking. 

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Issues Briefing
Paris Central/West

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Government Affairs Committee Meeting
Athens.

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Reception
Courtyard

 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

7:30 a.m.

Buses will depart from The Alexandrian for Capitol Hill at 7:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*

Hospitality Suite Open
Rayburn 2043

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Congressional Office Visits

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Pie Reception

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7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Bus Departs for Hotel

*There will be space in Rayburn 2103 to store luggage during the Pie Reception.

Register
Early registration for NATSO Day on the Hill has closed. If you are still interested in registering, please contact David Fialkov at (703) 739-8501 or dfialkov@natso.com.