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NATSO Connect Workshop Will Take Operators From Good to Great

January 3, 2018

NATSO Connect Workshop Will Take Operators From Good to Great NATSO

NATSO is packing even more learning into NATSO Connect 2018, Feb. 10-13 in Nashville, Tenn., with the addition of a bonus workshop that combines fundamental learning and game-show inspired education designed to help operators take their truckstop and travel plaza businesses from good to great.

Global Futurist to Help Truckstops Navigate the Future at NATSO Connect

December 18, 2017

Global Futurist to Help Truckstops Navigate the Future at NATSO Connect NATSO

No one can predict the future, but Jack Uldrich has made a career out of helping people prepare for it. Uldrich, a leading futurist and author, helps organizations gain the critical foresight they need to create a successful future. Ulrich is bringing his expertise to NATSO Connect 2018, Feb. 10-13 in Nashville, Tenn., where he will outline 10 trends transforming the truckstop industry, as well as identify a series of concrete actions truckstop business leaders can take today to future-proof themselves, their companies and their customers against the tides of tomorrow.

NATSO Statement on the U.S. International Trade Commission’s Imposition of Duties on Biodiesel Imports from Argentina and Indonesia

December 5, 2017

NATSO Statement on the U.S. International Trade Commission’s Imposition of Duties on Biodiesel Imports from Argentina and Indonesia

NATSO, the trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, issued the following statement Dec. 5 in response to the U.S. International Trade Commission's imposition of duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. The statement can be attributed to NATSO Vice President of Government Affairs David Fialkov.

Truckstop Operators Go One-on-One With Top Trucking Economist  at NATSO Connect 2018 in Nashville, Tenn.

November 28, 2017

Truckstop Operators Go One-on-One With Top Trucking Economist at NATSO Connect 2018 in Nashville, Tenn. NATSO Inc

During NATSO Connect 2018, Feb. 10-13 in Nashville, Tenn., truckstop and travel plaza operators from around the country will have an opportunity to sit down with Bob Costello, senior vice president and chief economist at the American Trucking Associations, to gain key insights into the critical economic factors that will influence the trucking industry throughout the coming year.

NATSO, NACS and SIGMA Commend Environmental Protection Agency for Rejecting Petition  to Alter Compliance Responsibility Under the RFS

November 22, 2017

NATSO, NACS and SIGMA Commend Environmental Protection Agency for Rejecting Petition to Alter Compliance Responsibility Under the RFS

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) today commended Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for soundly rejecting proposals to change the current compliance structure under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

NATSO Remakes Annual Show, Heads to Nashville in 2018

November 14, 2017

NATSO Remakes Annual Show, Heads to Nashville in 2018 NATSO

NATSO, the trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, announced today that it has reinvented its annual convention and trade show and that the newly redesigned NATSO Connect will kick off in Nashville, Tenn. Feb. 10.

The NATSO Foundation Awards $25,000 in Scholarships for Education

November 9, 2017

The NATSO Foundation Awards $25,000 in Scholarships for Education NATSO Foundation

The NATSO Foundation is proud to announce that it has awarded $25,000 in scholarships through the Bill Moon Scholarship program to further the education of five students with ties to the truckstop and travel plaza industry.

NATSO Statement on Arizona Governor’s Request to Commercialize Rest Areas

November 3, 2017

NATSO Statement on Arizona Governor’s Request to Commercialize Rest Areas

The U.S. Department of Transportation should reject Arizona’s request to allow the state to sell food and fuel at Interstate rest areas, says NATSO, the U.S. association of travel plazas and truckstops.

NATSO Statement on Biodiesel Tax Credit Letter

October 31, 2017

NATSO Statement on Biodiesel Tax Credit Letter

On October 31, a diverse group of biodiesel producers, fuel retailers, and trucking interests sent a letter to Capitol Hill in support of extending and phasing out the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit, and outlining their opposition to efforts to shift the credit to a producers’ credit, as the Committee considers tax reform legislation.

NATSO, Anti-Tolling Coalition Blast FHWA for Promoting Failed Tolling Pilot Program

October 20, 2017

NATSO, Anti-Tolling Coalition Blast FHWA for Promoting Failed Tolling Pilot Program NATSO

NATSO and the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates on Oct. 20 blasted the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for soliciting state participation in a failed federal tolling pilot program arguing that tolls harms businesses and local communities.

NATSO Disappointed EPA Preparing to Lower Renewable Fuel Mandates

September 27, 2017

NATSO Disappointed EPA Preparing to Lower Renewable Fuel Mandates NATSO

David Fialkov, NATSO’s Vice President of Government Affairs, issued the following statement today in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Notice of Data Availability” indicating that the Agency is considering lowering renewable fuel mandates.

NATSO, Others Applaud Legislation to Extend, Phase Out Biodiesel Blenders' Tax Credit

July 18, 2017

NATSO, Others Applaud Legislation to Extend, Phase Out Biodiesel Blenders' Tax Credit NATSO

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with the Advanced Biofuels Association, National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA), Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) and the American Trucking Associations (ATA), today commended Representatives Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Ron Kind (D-Wisc.) for introducing bipartisan legislation that would extend the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit and ultimately phase it out over five years.

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.

Business and Community Leaders Urge Congress to Oppose Commercial Rest Areas

June 13, 2017

Business and Community Leaders Urge Congress to Oppose Commercial Rest Areas NATSO, Inc.

A diverse coalition from restaurants and fuel retailers to city governments, trucking firms and blind entrepreneurs today urged key lawmakers to oppose efforts to commercialize Interstate rest areas as Congress considers infrastructure legislation.

NATSO Statement on President Trump’s Infrastructure Remarks

June 9, 2017

NATSO Statement on President Trump’s Infrastructure Remarks NATSO, Inc.

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings issued this statement today following President Trump’s remarks at the Department of Transportation announcing a new infrastructure council.

NATSO Issues Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposal Calling for Tolls and Commercial Rest Areas

May 23, 2017

NATSO Issues Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposal Calling for Tolls and Commercial Rest Areas NATSO

The proposals to toll Interstates and commercialize Interstate rest areas threaten the businesses that serve interstate highway travelers, such as travel plazas, convenience stores and restaurants. Oftentimes, these businesses are the economic backbone of off-highway communities; these proposals therefore not only harm private companies but also thousands of local tax bases throughout the country.

Fuels Groups Unveil Video Illuminating Harms of Shifting RFS Compliance Responsibility from Refiners to Retailers

May 22, 2017

Fuels Groups Unveil Video Illuminating Harms of Shifting RFS Compliance Responsibility from Refiners to Retailers NATSO

A new video unveiled today by NATSO, representing the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas, the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) demonstrates how shifting the compliance responsibility under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) away from refiners will raise fuel prices, hurting small retailers and the entire U.S. economy.

Truckstop and Travel Plaza Industry Calls on Washington During National Transportation Week

May 19, 2017

Truckstop and Travel Plaza Industry Calls on Washington During National Transportation Week NATSO, Inc.

Members of the nation’s truckstop and travel plaza community met with their elected officials on Capitol Hill this week to push for sustainable highway funding as well as to voice concerns with efforts to repeal debit swipe fee reform.

NATSO, Others Urge Congress to Extend, Phase Out Biodiesel Tax Credit

May 9, 2017

NATSO, Others Urge Congress to Extend, Phase Out Biodiesel Tax Credit NATSO, Inc.

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, and a coalition of trade associations representing the entire biodiesel supply chain, today urged Congress to extend the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit as it considers tax reform legislation and ultimately phase it out over time.

NATSO Condemns Legislation to Convert  Biodiesel Blenders’ Tax Credit To Producers’ Credit

April 26, 2017

NATSO Condemns Legislation to Convert Biodiesel Blenders’ Tax Credit To Producers’ Credit NATSO, Inc.

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, today denounced The American Renewable Fuel and Job Creation Act of 2017 introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that seeks to extend the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit but transfer it upstream to a producers’ credit.

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