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#WearBlueDay January 11: Spread Awareness About the Fight Against Human Trafficking

#WearBlueDay January 11: Spread Awareness About the Fight Against Human Trafficking

As an industry our efforts to combat human trafficking take place year-round. But January is a dedicated time to raise human trafficking awareness. During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the NATSO Foundation encourages truckstops and travel plazas nationwide to renew their commitment to our longstanding anti-human trafficking initiative. More

NATSO Board of Directors Appoints Bob Bolduc Chairman-Elect

NATSO Board of Directors Appoints Bob Bolduc Chairman-Elect

NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, is pleased to announce that Robert Bolduc, Chief Executive Officer of Pride Stores, has been named as NATSO’s Chairman-Elect effective immediately. More

Pilot Travel Centers Buying Out Speedway

Pilot Travel Centers Buying Out Speedway

Pilot Travel Centers received an investment-grade rating on term loans that will enable it to buy out partner Speedway in the travel center joint venture the companies signed in June 2016. More

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

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