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NATSO Board of Directors Adopts Infrastructure Funding Principles

February 20, 2018

NATSO Board of Directors Adopts Infrastructure Funding Principles NATSO

The Board of Directors of NATSO, the national association representing America's truckstops and travel plazas, unanimously adopted a set of high-level principles to guide the association's assessment of infrastructure funding proposals at its recent Board of Directors meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

NATSO Statement on Trump Administration Infrastructure Proposal

February 12, 2018

NATSO Statement on Trump Administration Infrastructure Proposal

NATSO, the national association representing America’s truckstops and travel plazas, said today that the association will actively oppose key aspects of the Trump Administration’s new infrastructure proposal. Specifically, NATSO is concerned about provisions designed to increase interstate tolling and commercialized rest areas.

Fuels Expert Jeff Hove Joins NATSO Staff

February 10, 2018

Fuels Expert Jeff Hove Joins NATSO Staff

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings today announced the appointment of Jeff Hove as the association's new Fuel Specialist.

Analysis Confirms Commercial Rest Areas Limit Truck Parking Capacity

February 6, 2018

Analysis Confirms Commercial Rest Areas Limit Truck Parking Capacity NATSO

A new report issued today by NATSO, the national association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, finds 69 percent more commercial truck parking spaces per mile along interstate highways where the private sector caters to the needs of the traveling public free from government competition at commercial rest areas.

NATSO Connect Attendees Learn Fuel Buying Techniques

January 29, 2018

NATSO Connect Attendees Learn Fuel Buying Techniques NATSO

During the NATSO Connect Learning Lab Make More Money and Beat Your Competition to the Punch with Modern Fuel Buying Techniques, scheduled to be held Sunday, Feb. 11, Duncan will offer detailed, specific advice and give attendees exactly the steps they need to take to stay relevant in the fuel buying game.

NATSO Statement on Leaked Trump Administration Infrastructure Plan

January 22, 2018

NATSO Statement on Leaked Trump Administration Infrastructure Plan NATSO

Media reports today contained a six-page draft document that is widely speculated to be the funding principles for the Trump Administration’s infrastructure plan. The document, which has yet to be confirmed by the White House, calls for liberalizing tolling policy and allowing states to commercialize interstate rest areas, among other things, as a means of funding infrastructure.

NATSO Briefs House Homeland Security Committee on Industry Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

January 17, 2018

NATSO Briefs House Homeland Security Committee on Industry Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking NATSO

NATSO Foundation President Lisa Mullings today told members of the House Committee on Homeland Security that the truckstop and travel plaza industry plays a vital role in combating human trafficking that takes place along the nation’s Interstate Highway System. NATSO was invited to participate as an example of the positive role that the private sector can play in the fight against human trafficking.

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.

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