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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

Join Me Abroad to Take in New Great Ideas and the Latest Innovations

I am a strong advocate for learning all we can from those around us, and I would love for NATSO members to join me in June at the NACS Convenience Summit Europe. Along with retailers from around the world, I’ll be working my way through London and Amsterdam and will gather ideas and trends to share with truckstop and travel plaza operators when I return. The tours, which are led by convenience industry experts, are designed to provide a closer look into retail operations and solutions and a deep dive into discussion-based learning. More

NATSO ANALYSIS: What to Watch for on Election Night

Election nights are always overwhelming affairs for those who live and breathe politics and public policy. More than most – perhaps any other – midterm election, the 2018 Midterms will alter the policy landscape within which NATSO member operate for many years to come. With so much at stake, here is a short guide to what I will be keeping my eye on when the election returns come in. (NOTE TO READERS: NATSO will run a separate, post-election analysis later this week outlining what the election results mean for NATSO’s policy priorities.) More

Five Key Takeaways from a Truckstop Industry Icon Shared During NATSO Connect

During NATSO Connect, Bobby Berkstresser was presented with The Hall of Fame Award, which recognizes individuals for their notable participation in their communities, industry and the association. As part of the presentation, Tom Heinz, former NATSO Chairman, past Hall of Fame Award winner and president of Coffee Cup Fuel Stops, sat down with Berkstresser to learn more about his experience and success in the travel plaza industry. Berkstresser was happy to share his insights with Heinz and the show’s attendees. More

Politics and Pie During NATSO's Day on the Hill 2018

More than 60 NATSO members spent May 16–18 in Washington, D.C., advocating for long-term, sustainable infrastructure funding, an increase to the federal motor fuels taxes, and urging lawmakers to reject proposals that would harm off-highway businesses and communities, such as tolling or commercial rest areas. More

NATSO Kicks Off Day on the Hill 2018

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The truckstop and travel plaza industry kicked off its annual Day on Capitol Hill event May 15 to push for sustainable highway funding as well as to voice concerns about the Administration’s call to liberalize tolling policy and commercialize Interstate rest areas. More

Get to Know Female Leaders in the Truckstop Industry

The truckstop and travel plaza industry is full of outstanding operators who continually make life easier for their customers. Throughout 2018, Stop Watch would like to highlight a handful of the women who make the industry great. More

Because the Campaign Never Stops: Two Years Ain’t What It Used To Be Members Only Join or Login

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These days it seems like federal lawmakers are always campaigning. The U.S. Constitution calls for members of the House of Representatives to run for re-election every two years. These rules were established in 1789 and have not been changed in the subsequent 225 years. The world in which lawmakers operate, however, has changed dramatically. More

2017 Year In Review

JANUARY The NATSO Show Travel plaza and truckstop operators and industry vendors meet in Savannah, Georgia, Jan. 21–24 for The NATSO Show 2017. More

NATSO, Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators Mourn the Loss of Carolyn Moon, an Industry Icon

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The truckstop industry mourned the loss and re­membered the significant contribu­tions Carolyn Moon made to the industry, including serving as a co-founder of NATSO and supporting the NAT­SO Foundation. More