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How Are You Involving Your Community to Boost Your Brand with Local Customers

NATSO operators share how they are involving their community to boost their brand with local customers. More

NATSO Members Lead The Fight Against Tolls

Two NATSO members are spearheading grassroots campaigns in their home states of Virginia and North Carolina, drawing attention to the effect tolls on I-95 will have on drivers, highway-based businesses and the communities in which they operate. More

Opposition to I-95 Tolling Grabs Media Spotlight

Interstate 95 tolling opposition gained significant media attention in recent days. More

The Bus Stops Here, One Vehicle Brings Many

For Iowa 80 Truckstop, Walcott, Iowa, word-of-mouth marketing has been key. “Bus drivers talk to each other and they talk about the fact that we can accommodate large groups and we have a portico they can unload their bus under. Plus when buses drive by our location on another trip, they can see we have bus parking and other buses are stopped,” Heather DeBaillie, marketing manager for Iowa 80 Group, said. More

Serving Truckstop and Travel Plaza Customers during the Holidays

Although many professional drivers have delivered their loads and are home for the holidays, passenger traffic skyrockets. More

Give Gifts That Get Noticed

Those looking to send gifts want to ensure they send something that will stand out and be appreciated. More

Advance Planning Minimizes Truckstop Losses from Natural Disasters

Advance planning minimizes losses from natural disasters. More

Does your location use social media?

It’s a great way to stay connected to the customer. More

Keep in Touch with Prospective Customers

Industry suppliers working to keeping in touch with prospective customers can walk a fine line between persistent and overly aggressive. More

Four Things Travel Store Managers Want

Truckstop operators know drivers are going to stop for food and fuel, but additional sales within the location's travel store can help boost profits while meeting drivers' other needs. More

The initial grant distribution will prioritize funding for EV charging infrastructure at off-highway and off-Interstate locations.
The Charge Ahead Partnership is a coalition of individuals and businesses united in the idea that the best way to expand the electric vehicle charging network is through a competitive, market-based approach.
NATSO members should contact their state transportation departments promptly to learn about their electric vehicle charging plans and to share our industry's perspective on the plans' development.
It is incumbent upon fuel retailers to urge state DOTs to structure projects in a “make-ready” model that allows utilities to invest in the grid and distribution enhancements necessary to feed charging stations while a competitive, private market governs the consumer-facing charging transaction. 
The federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides $7.5 billion to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure via the National Electric Vehicle Formula Program and the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Program. This money will be distributed via state transportation departments (DOTs).
Download NATSO’s draft Model Legislation.