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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

NATSO Foundation Recognized for Commitment to Human Trafficking

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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

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

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