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Community and Business Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Support Private Investment in Electric Vehicle Charging

The best way to increase proliferation of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout the United States is through private sector investment by businesses that currently serve the motoring public, a coalition representing cities and communities across America and tens of thousands of off-highway businesses, including truck stops and travel centers, convenience stores, restaurants, hotels and blind entrepreneurs, said today. The groups specifically noted that permitting EV charging stations at Interstate rest areas would discourage such investment and thus be counterproductive. More

NATSO Partners With International Franchise Association to Help Feed Drivers

NATSO Partners With International Franchise Association to Help Feed Drivers

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, today announced that it has partnered with the International Franchise Association (IFA) to share information with truck drivers about available food options at truckstops and travel plazas nationwide. More

NATSO Names 2020-2021 Chairman of the Board

NATSO Names 2020-2021 Chairman of the Board

NATSO, the national association representing the nation’s travel plazas and truckstops, announced that it has named Delia Moon Meier, owner and senior vice president of Iowa 80 Group and CAT Scale Co., its 2020-2021 Chairman of the Board. Iowa 80 Group, based in Walcott, Iowa, owns and operates four large truckstops — Iowa 80, Joplin 44 Petro, the Oak Grove 70 Petro and the Kenly 95 Petro. CAT Scale Co. operates a nationwide network of more than 1,600 certified truck scales. More

Business and Community Leaders Urge FHWA to Keep Off-Highway Food Open for Truck Drivers

A coalition of groups representing cities and communities across America, tens of thousands of off-highway foodservice businesses including truck stops and travel centers, and blind merchants that manage vending machines at Interstate rest areas, urged the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help keep off-highway food establishments open for truck drivers. More

NATSO, ATA Urge Local Governments to Ensure Commercial Drivers, Emergency Relief Supplies Aren't Delayed

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Travel Plazas and Truckstops Open and Serving Nation’s Truck Drivers

Travel Plazas and Truckstops Open and Serving Nation’s Truck Drivers

NATSO, representing the travel plaza and truckstop industry, issued the following statement today confirming that its members remain open and continue to serve the professional drivers who are transporting supplies and goods in support of COVID-19 emergency relief. More

ChargePoint and NATSO Launch Collaborative to Significantly Expand EV Charging Along Nation’s Highways and in Rural Communities

ChargePoint and NATSO Launch Collaborative to Significantly Expand EV Charging Along Nation’s Highways and in Rural Communities

ChargePoint and NATSO today announced a landmark partnership to create a National Highway Charging Collaborative to extend EV charging to every corner of the nation. Over the next decade, the Collaborative will leverage $1 billion in capital to deploy charging at more than 4,000 travel plazas and fuel stops that serve highway travelers and rural communities. More

NATSO Applauds President and Congress for Renewing the Biodiesel Blenders Tax Credit

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NATSO Connect Learning Labs Offer Transformative Ideas for Travel Center Business Growth

NATSO Connect Learning Labs Offer Transformative Ideas for Travel Center Business Growth

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NATSO Connect Keynote Speaker to Discuss How to Remain Relevant Within a Rapidly Changing Retail Environment

NATSO Connect Keynote Speaker to Discuss How to Remain Relevant Within a Rapidly Changing Retail Environment

The retail industry has experienced significant change over the past decade, and the pace of change continues to increase. To remain relevant, truckstops and travel centers must create an engaging experience. During NATSO Connect 2020, retail industry expert Patrik Jacob of Koru-Development will dig into how those within the truckstop and travel center industry can benefit from the fundamental transformations taking place in retail. The Opening Keynote tables are sponsored by Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. More

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