Topics: Industry News

See What NATSO's Domestic Study Tour is About

September 14 - 15, 2016 the NATSO Foundation is taking truckstop operators to Lexington, Va. to tour best in class truckstops during NATSO's Domestic Study Tour. The study tour provides NATSO members with an opportunity to tour retail locations and network with truckstop and travel plaza operators. The last two study tours have sold out because they really are special experiences. While they have to be experienced to be truly understood, let's take a visual journey through a study tour experience. From the first moment attendees step off that bus, something magical happens... More

NATSO Opposes Various Efforts to Commercialize Roadways

Four years ago, the US Senate voted overwhelmingly to reject a proposal to commercialize highway rest areas. This 86-12 lopsided victory was a bipartisan show of support for truckstops, travel centers, and other private enterprises located outside the public right of way. However, this big win did not kill the lure of commercialization. Indeed, although there is little threat of a complete repeal of the long-standing ban on commercializing rest areas, there are sporadic efforts throughout the country to gradually peel back the ban, as politicians seeking road money lured by false promises of quick-and-easy revenue. More

Transportation Leaders Announce Highway Safety Initiative: Park My Truck

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings joined representatives of the American Trucking Associations and the American Transportation Research Institute and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance in urging truck parking providers to participate in a new highway safety initiative aimed at helping commercial truck drivers find available truck parking. Speaking at a press conference held May 18 on Capitol Hill during NATSO’s annual call on Washington, Mullings announced that beginning in late summer, truck drivers who need to stop and rest will be able to use a new, free mobile phone app called Park My Truck to locate available truck parking. More

NATSO Kicks Off Annual Day on the Hill

The truckstop and travel plaza industry will storm Capitol Hill May 18 to push for sustainable highway funding as well as to voice concerns with several labor initiatives being pushed by the Obama Administration as part of its annual Day on Capitol Hill. The industry also will tackle payments security amid the switch to EMV technology for Chip cards and its resulting shift in liability fraud onto retailers. More

Five Remarkable Keynote Presentations at The NATSO Show 2016

Preparing for the future means focusing on innovation, uncovering industry trends, and building a known and reliable brand. This year at The NATSO Show, key industry leaders who are proven trendsetters in their fields addressed these themes while sharing insights to help truckstop and travel plaza operators improve their operations. Did you catch the Live from The NATSO Show quick takes on each keynote? Read all five at the links below.... More

Political Powerhouses Team Up to Kick Off NATSO Day on the Hill 2016

NATSO members are encouraged to join us for the annual NATSO Day on the Hill kickoff luncheon May 17 when esteemed political consultants Brad Todd and J.B. Poersch will team up to discuss the Presidential election, its potential impact on the ballot races as well as to explain the arcane rules of the upcoming Republican and Democratic conventions. More

The Survey Results Are In: The NATSO Show Is A Must Attend

We’re not one of those companies that asks you to spend time filling out a survey and then does nothing with the information. So for those of you who responded to our attendee survey, thank you on behalf of everyone for helping making The NATSO Show better for all. More

NATSO Foundation Board Member Mike Filiatreau Joins Lynco Products

NATSO Foundation Board Member Mike Filiatreau was recently appointed as Vice President of Sales Northeast Region Lynco Products. More

Top Economists Share Their Outlook for the Years Ahead

The worsening driver shortage, an increasing supply of oil and fluctuating manufacturing levels will continue to heavily influence motor carrier costs, two leading economists told attendees of The NATSO Show 2016 Feb. 23 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. More

NATSO Foundation Kicks Off “How Truckstops Help People” Pledge Drive

The NATSO Foundation Feb. 22 kicked-off an industrywide pledge campaign aimed at solidifying the truckstop and travel plaza community’s response to requests for help from people in various life-threatening scenarios. The campaign urges truckstops and travel plazas to commit to training their employees using the NATSO Foundation’s new online training courses in the “How Truckstops Help People” series. The “How Truckstops More