Topics: NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings

NATSO, Love's Travel Stops Thank Congresswoman Kendra Horn for Commitment to Travel Plaza Industry

NATSO, Love's Travel Stops Thank Congresswoman Kendra Horn for Commitment to Travel Plaza Industry

NATSO, representing the nation’s travel plazas and truckstops, today thanked U.S. Congresswoman Kendra Horn for visiting the Love’s Travel Stop in Choctaw, Okla., to learn about the extensive measures taken by the truckstop and travel plaza industry to safeguard employees and customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More

Travel Plazas Step Up to Serve Summer Travelers

Travel Plazas Step Up to Serve Summer Travelers

With Americans projected to take 700 million trips this summer, 97 percent by car, America’s truckstops and travel plazas are stepping up to serve passenger vehicles and RVers seeking a safe Summer vacation. More

Fuel Retailers, Truckstops and Travel Plazas Oppose House Committee Surface Transportation Bill, 'INVEST In America Act'

Fuel Retailers, Truckstops and Travel Plazas Oppose House Committee Surface Transportation Bill, 'INVEST In America Act'

NATSO, representing the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas, the National Association of Convenience Stores and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America, today encouraged members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to oppose the INVEST in America Act. 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

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Extend Tax Relief to Food Supply Chain Employees

Pennsylvania Representatives Glenn Thompson and Dwight Evans introduced the Assistance and Gratitude for Coronavirus Heroes in Agribusiness who are Invaluable to the Nation, or the AG CHAIN Act. More

NATSO Partners With International Franchise Association to Help Feed Drivers

NATSO Partners With International Franchise Association to Help Feed Drivers

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, today announced that it has partnered with the International Franchise Association (IFA) to share information with truck drivers about available food options at truckstops and travel plazas nationwide. More

NATSO Names 2020-2021 Chairman of the Board

NATSO Names 2020-2021 Chairman of the Board

NATSO, the national association representing the nation’s travel plazas and truckstops, announced that it has named Delia Moon Meier, owner and senior vice president of Iowa 80 Group and CAT Scale Co., its 2020-2021 Chairman of the Board. Iowa 80 Group, based in Walcott, Iowa, owns and operates four large truckstops — Iowa 80, Joplin 44 Petro, the Oak Grove 70 Petro and the Kenly 95 Petro. CAT Scale Co. operates a nationwide network of more than 1,600 certified truck scales. More

Lawmakers Introduce Measure to Establish Tax Holiday for Convenience Store, Grocery Employees

Lawmakers Introduce Measure to Establish Tax Holiday for Convenience Store, Grocery Employees

Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) and Dwight Evans (D-Pa.) introduced the Giving Retailers and Our Convenience Employees Relief Act, or GROCER Act, which would establish a federal tax holiday for grocery and convenience store employees from Feb. 15 through June 15 for individuals making less than $75,000 annually. The bill would also provide discretion to the Treasury to extend this benefit for an additional three months. More

Business and Community Leaders Urge FHWA to Keep Off-Highway Food Open for Truck Drivers

A coalition of groups representing cities and communities across America, tens of thousands of off-highway foodservice businesses including truck stops and travel centers, and blind merchants that manage vending machines at Interstate rest areas, urged the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help keep off-highway food establishments open for truck drivers. More

Essential Truckstop Employees Keep Drivers on the Road

Truckstops remain open for business and were included in the Department of Homeland Security's list of essential businesses. But some local jurisdictions are imposing restrictions on travel centers that impede their ability to support the nation’s truck drivers as they deliver emergency supplies. In an interview with the Denver Post, NATSO called attention to the need for local enforcement officials to enforce CDC social distancing guidelines without unnecessarily disrupting the efficient movement of essential supplies throughout the country. More

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