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Industry Warns Stricter Ozone Standard Will Hurt Economy

As the comment period closed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed stricter ozone standard, industry groups warned that more rigid standards would hurt the U.S. economy and middle income families. More

Five Remarkable Industry Leaders Address The NATSO Show

Preparing for the future means focusing on innovation, uncovering industry trends, and building a known and reliable brand. This year at The NATSO Show, five 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? More

Coalition Urges Senate to Approve Resolution Nullifying Ambush Election Rule

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), of which NATSO is a member, urged the Senate to immediately approve S.J. Res. 8, which would overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush” election rule. More

NATSO Announces Departure of Holly Alfano, Vice President, Government Affairs

After eight years leading NATSO’s advocacy efforts, Holly Alfano announced that she will step down as NATSO’s Vice President of Government Affairs on March 13. More

Don't Forget Annual EPCRA Tier II Reports Are Due March 1

Truckstops and travel plazas are reminded that the Environmental Protection Agency’s Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know (EPCRA) Tier II reports must be filed with local or state emergency response authorities no later than March 1, 2015. More

AmEx Loses Anti-Trust Lawsuit

Marking a major victory for retailers, a federal court ruled Fed. 19 that American Express’ merchant agreements violate anti-trust laws, resulting in higher costs for consumers. More

Seven Tips to Maintain Sales Amid Growing Competition

I think it is fair to say that our industry is seeing many ‘X factor’ locations begin to take shape in our fuel and retail environment. New entries to our industry as well as those that may be returning to the market after some absence are beginning to dot the interstate landscape. They are staking their claim to the interstate customer and most are performing well, taking market share from here and there. More

Customer Engagement Key to Dominating the Marketplace

During The NATSO Show, Ken Schmidt, former director of communications strategy for Harley-Davidson Motor Co., told attendees that engaging with customers is the key to success, and a lack of engagement nearly led to Harley-Davidson’s failure. More

Freight Volumes, Driver Pay on the Rise

Freight volumes and driver pay will continue on an upward swing as the economy grows, Bob Costello, vice president and chief economist at the American Trucking Associations told NATSO Show attendees Feb. 18. More

Make the Most of The NATSO Show 2015

In a matter of days, industry suppliers and truckstop operators will come together under one roof for The NATSO Show 2015. Take a look at our quick tips to help you make the most of your time at the show. More

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