Topics: COVID-19

Ten Ideas on What Truckstops and Travel Centers Can Share on Social Media Right Now

Ten Ideas on What Truckstops and Travel Centers Can Share on Social Media Right Now

Here are ten social media ideas that NATSO members may want to share on social media during the coronavirus pandemic. More

New York Times Highlights Truckstop Challenges With Varying Local Ordinances

NATSO Vice President, Public Affairs, Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman called attention to the challenges that truckstops and travel plazas face as they abide by varying health and social distancing orders being issued by local jurisdictions. In an article published in the New York Times, Wlazlowski Neuman highlighted the difficulties that truckstop and travel plaza employees face when they are asked to play the role of enforcement and police customers who may not always follow local orders. NATSO also underscored that truckstops and travel plazas remain open and are working hard to serve drivers and keep them on the road despite these challenges.  More

Do You Have Any Suggested Policies for Truckstops to Post About Drivers With COVID-19 Symptoms?

Do You Have Any Suggested Policies for Truckstops to Post About Drivers With COVID-19 Symptoms?

NATSO has created a sample Sick Policy to post at your truckstop. More

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

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How Can You Let Your Truckstop Customers Know You are Open?

How Can You Let Your Truckstop Customers Know You are Open?

A NATSO member reached out to us this week for advice on spreading the word to drivers that the location is still open with quick, hot food and open showers. Darren Schulte, NATSO’s vice president, membership, and I brainstormed on the best ways to accomplish this goal. Here are our ideas. More

Treasury Department Posts Documents for Paycheck Protection Program

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill enacted by Congress on March 27 provides cash assistance to small businesses that keep their employees or recall employees they have furloughed or laid off due to financial hardships related to COVID-19. Small businesses as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors are eligible if they also meet program size standards. More

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

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

NATSO and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) today urged state and local governments to carefully consider the operational differences of essential businesses when implementing social distancing guidelines to ensure that truckstops and travel plazas can safely serve commercial drivers without delaying the delivery of critical emergency relief supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. More

How to Add Plexiglass to Your Transaction Counters

How to Add Plexiglass to Your Transaction Counters

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Shoemaker's Travel Center in Lincoln Nebraska added plexiglass shields to its transaction counters. After Raina Shoemaker, general operations manager for Shoemaker's Travel Center, shared a picture in NATSO’s LinkedIn Group, I reached out to gather more information for NATSO’s COVID-19 webpage. More

NATSO Analysis: The Cares Act, Phase III Stimulus Package Members Only Join or Login

The Senate approved 96-0 the approximately $2 trillion "Phase III" stimulus bill known as the CARES Act. The House is expected to pass the bill by today after which the President is expected to sign the measure. This summary focuses on those issues of most concern to the travel center industry.  More

Essential Truckstop Employees Keep Drivers on the Road

Truckstops remain open for business and were included in the Department of Homeland Security's list of essential businesses. But some local jurisdictions are imposing restrictions on travel centers that impede their ability to support the nation’s truck drivers as they deliver emergency supplies. In an interview with the Denver Post, NATSO called attention to the need for local enforcement officials to enforce CDC social distancing guidelines without unnecessarily disrupting the efficient movement of essential supplies throughout the country. More

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