Topics: COVID-19

Lawmakers Introduce Measure to Establish Tax Holiday for Convenience Store, Grocery Employees

Lawmakers Introduce Measure to Establish Tax Holiday for Convenience Store, Grocery Employees

Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) and Dwight Evans (D-Pa.) introduced the Giving Retailers and Our Convenience Employees Relief Act, or GROCER Act, which would establish a federal tax holiday for grocery and convenience store employees from Feb. 15 through June 15 for individuals making less than $75,000 annually. The bill would also provide discretion to the Treasury to extend this benefit for an additional three months. More

Help NATSO Thank a Truckstop Employee

Help NATSO Thank a Truckstop Employee

Please help NATSO share the exceptional work of the industry. More

President Commends Truckstops, Travel Plazas for Serving Drivers

President Commends Truckstops, Travel Plazas for Serving Drivers

President Donald Trump commended the nation's truckstops and travel plazas for their continued service to truck drivers as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. More

Davis Oil Saving Jobs, Giving Back Amid COVID-19

Rex Davis, Owner of Davis Oil Co., reassigned employees across his business in order to prevent layoffs amid the downturns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. After temporarily shutting down the location's Denny's restaurant, Davis transitioned employees into his Wendy's and Popeye's quick-serve restaurants as well as the travel center. The company also offered bonuses to full-time and part-time employees along with paid time off. Speaking about his employees Davis said, "We’re glad to have them and glad to keep them.” More

Truckstops Proud to Serve Drivers, NATSO President and CEO Tells Public Radio

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings said truckstops and travel plazas are open across the United States and feel a tremendous sense of pride and patriotism in serving the nation's drivers as they deliver critical supplies amid the pandemic. More

NATSO Member Highlights Essential Role of Truckstops and Travel Plazas

NATSO member Jim Anderson, General Manager for Truck N Travel in Oregon, underscored the essential role that truckstops and travel plazas play in keeping the nation's truck drivers on the road. During a recent on-camera interview with local ABC News affiliate KEZI 9, Anderson said truckstop employees are equally as important as the truck drivers delivering critical supplies. Anderson said truck drivers are grateful for access to locations that are safe, clean and open. Local drivers also expressed appreciation for the services they receive at truckstops. More

NATSO Supplier Partners Offer COVID-19 Resources

NATSO Supplier Partners Offer COVID-19 Resources

Several NATSO allied members have reached out to us to share their COVID-19 resources. 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

Foodservice Industry, Local Governments Seek to Keep Off-Highway Food Open for Truck Drivers

NATSO, along with 10 associations representing cities and communities, tens of thousands of off-highway foodservice businesses and blind merchants that manage vending machines at Interstate rest areas, sent a letter April 8 to the Federal Highway Administration regarding its recent announcement that it will not enforce the federal rest area commercialization ban against states that allow commercial food trucks to operate and sell food at interstate rest areas. More

SBA Offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering Economic Injury Disaster Loans, low-interest, federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses that are suffering substantial economic loss as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). More

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