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IRS reminds truckers of Aug. 31 highway use tax return deadline; e-file encouraged

IRS reminds truckers of Aug. 31 highway use tax return deadline; e-file encouraged

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded owners of most heavy highway vehicles of their responsibility to timely file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return. More

Industry Vendors Step Up: Offering the Solutions Truckstops Need

Please join me in welcoming the new NATSO supplier members. These "Allied Members" bring solutions to needs many truckstops and travel centers are facing right now, from PPEs and sanitation products to new technologies and food services.  More

Proud of the Way the Truckstop Industry Has Stepped Up

Proud of the Way the Truckstop Industry Has Stepped Up

Before anything else, I want to say that I hope you, your family and your staff are all well. As entrepreneurs and business owners, we are used to overcoming challenges, and our recovery from the trials brought on by COVID-19 will be no different. We will survive. More

Effectively Schedule Staff to Maximize Customer Service

Effectively Schedule Staff to Maximize Customer Service

Effectively and successfully managing staff shifts is critical to keeping customers and employees happy. It can be a difficult job, but those within the industry shared several ways they ease the process and ensure they have the right people in the right place at the right time. More

NATSO Policy Update: President Signs Executive Orders as Stimulus Talks Hit Impasse

President Trump signed a memorandum directing the Treasury Department to defer payroll taxes from September 1 through the end of the year for those earning under $4,000 (pre-tax) during any bi-weekly pay period (or $96,000/year). Other executive actions, which come amid an impasse on agreeing to additional coronavirus relief between the Administration and congressional Democratic leaders, include allowing a $400 federal unemployment benefit add-on; providing assistance to renters and homeowners regarding evictions; and suspending student loan payments. More

Five Things to Think About When Considering a Free-Standing Transaction Counter at Your Travel Center

Five Things to Think About When Considering a Free-Standing Transaction Counter at Your Travel Center

One of the most important decisions truckstop and travel center owners have to make during a remodel or new-build is where to place the transaction counters and whether or not a free-standing transaction counter makes sense. There are several elements operators should consider when weighing their options. More

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

Truckstop Technology for Today and Tomorrow [Podcast]

Truckstop Technology for Today and Tomorrow [Podcast]

NATSO Allied member BT Mack Technology Group joins the podcast to talk about technology infrastructure for truckstops.  More

NATSO Update: GOP Stimulus Proposal Members Only Join or Login

Lawmakers are at least a week away from a deal being signed into law on the $1 trillion stimulus proposal introduced in late July. Even if Congressional negotiators reached an agreement today which is unlikely, the earliest Congress would be able to vote is August 6 or 7. Negotiators do not appear close to an agreement, although material progress was made over the weekend. More

Staffing at Your Truckstop During COVID-19

Staffing at Your Truckstop During COVID-19

COVID-19 has altered business operations and consumer habits across the country, and the ripple effect has hit the nation’s labor force hard. Unemployment levels have skyrocketed, but several NATSO members have been working hard to keep their staff on the payroll. More