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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

NATSO Chairman Urges Members to Focus on Service, Embrace Change

Don Quinn, president of Sapp Bros. and NATSO’s 2016 chairman called on NATSO members to differentiate themselves through their service and embrace change, which is a necessary part of doing business. Quinn made his remarks during The NATSO Show 2016 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. More

Compliance Corner: Stay Current on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Requirements

Many of the convenience stores within truckstop and travel plaza redeem Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, and those who accept SNAP will need to comply with forthcoming requirements that are designed to provide greater varieties of food and prohibit SNAP recipients from purchasing ineligible items. More

Biz Brief’s 2016 Predictions for the Truckstop Industry

It is time, once again, for the Nostradamus of nozzles to take some scintillating stabs at what 2016 and beyond might hold for our travel center industry. (For a walk down memory lane, see what the cystal ball held in 2015 and 2014.) First, the easy ones. States will keep up the steady drumbeat of tolling as they search for ways to fund infrastructure projects absent an increase in federal gasoline taxes. And speaking of taxes, many states will follow the lead of a dozen or more of their fellow taxing authorities in 2015 and raise motor fuel taxes in 2016. Little chance of that happening on a federal level, however. More

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