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President Approves Disaster Declaration to Help Businesses Recover from Hurricane Laura

President Trump approved a major disaster declaration, providing assistance for disaster survivors in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis parishes. More

NATSO Welcomes Global PPE as its Newest Chairman’s Circle Member

NATSO Welcomes Global PPE as its Newest Chairman’s Circle Member

NATSO is excited to announce that Global PPE, a personal protective equipment provider, has joined the association as a Chairman’s Circle member—the highest membership level for industry suppliers. More

FMCSA’s Acting Administrator Jim Mullen Steps Down

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Acting Administrator Jim Mullen will leave his position at the end of August after a 10-month stint that included guiding the agency’s efforts during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. More

Liberty Travel Plazas Unveils New Brand Name and Playful Identity

Liberty Travel Plazas Unveils New Brand Name and Playful Identity

Liberty Travel Plazas unveiled a new name and brand identity for the company and will be known as Onvo. More

SBA Issues Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness

The Small Business Administration (SBA) released new guidance on how Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers should apply for loan forgiveness. The guidance came in the form of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document with 23 questions addressing various issues facing PPP borrowers. More

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 Board Approves Policy Priorities for 2020 at Denver Meeting

The NATSO Board of Directors approved its Priority Legislative and Regulatory Issues for 2020-2021 at its February Board Meeting held during the NATSO Connect 2020, in Denver, Colorado. NATSO’s core legislative priorities continue to focus on both transportation and fuel policy. More

Combat Human Trafficking in 2020

January marks National Human Trafficking Awareness month. It serves as a reminder to all businesses and individuals to not only mobilize in the fight against human trafficking but to effect change all year long. More

DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking Releases Final Report to Secretary Chao Members Only Join or Login

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking released its final report to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao providing recommendations on actions the Department can take to help combat human trafficking. It also recommended best practices for states and local transportation stakeholders in combatting human trafficking. More

NATSO Kicks Off Annual Washington Fly-In

NATSO on May 14 kicks off its annual Washington fly-in, where truckstop and travel plaza owners and operators from across the country travel to Capitol Hill as part of the industry's annual advocacy event. More

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