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NATSO CEO Discusses Opposition to Commercializing Rest Areas With Sirius XM

NATSO CEO Discusses Opposition to Commercializing Rest Areas With Sirius XM

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings discussed the travel plaza and truckstop industry’s opposition to commercializing rest areas with Road Dog Trucking radio on Sirius XM Channel 146. Mullings appeared on the radio program after the Reason Foundation said in a separate interview that the industry should rethink its opposition to the long-standing law prohibiting commercial rest areas.  More

DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking Releases Final Report

DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking Releases Final Report

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on July 16 issued a final rule that permanently bans drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for which a commercial driver’s license or a commercial learner’s permit is required.  The announcement was made just days after the U.S. DOT’s Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking submitted its final report to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao providing recommendations on actions the Department can take to help combat human trafficking. More

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Mid-Atlantic Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Mid-Atlantic Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting

The NATSO Foundation is inviting NATSO members to join the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Office of the Maryland Attorney General, the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Motor Truck Association, and Truckers Against Trafficking August 1 for a regional meeting in Hanover, Md., aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the Mid-Atlantic region. More

NATSO Creates New Tool for Truckstops and Travel Centers Improve Operations and Reduce Risk With an Operational Checklist

NATSO Creates New Tool for Truckstops and Travel Centers Improve Operations and Reduce Risk With an Operational Checklist

NATSO introduced a new Travel Center Comprehensive Operational Checklist that truckstop and travel center operators can utilize to manage key tasks, improve day-to-day operations, ensure safety and reduce risk. More

EPW Committee Chairman Urges Five-Year Reauthorization

EPW Committee Chairman Urges Five-Year Reauthorization

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) urged lawmakers to pass a five-year, formula-based surface transportation bill paid for by highway users, including drivers of alternative fuel vehicles, during a July 10 hearing on the need for a multi-year surface transportation reauthorization. More

The 411 on ATMs at Travel Centers: Why You Need One and How Much Money it Will Generate for Your Business

The 411 on ATMs at Travel Centers: Why You Need One and How Much Money it Will Generate for Your Business

Getting a good return on investment is critical, and operators often ask me what will generate the best ROI for a location. As you look to answer this question, there are several things that come to mind. Is it a hot or cold food case or a carbonated soft drink dispenser? Is it video poker, which might be a great option but it isn’t available to everyone?  More

18 Ideas to Consider When Building or Remodeling a Location

During my travels I have gathered several ideas that could benefit truckstop and travel plaza operators who are looking to build or remodel a location. Take a look. More

EPA Proposes Renewable Volume Obligations for 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 5 proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2020 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). EPA also proposed RVOs for biomass-based diesel (BBD) for 2021. In the rule, EPA said it would use its waiver authority to lower the volumes of cellulosic biofuels, advanced biofuels, and total renewable fuels below the statutory targets. More

NATSO Files Comments on Joint Employer Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

NATSO Files Comments on Joint Employer Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

NATSO on June 25 filed comments on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the joint employer standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More

Lawmakers Hope to Push Forward Again on White House Infrastructure Talks

Lawmakers Hope to Push Forward Again on White House Infrastructure Talks

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