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Truckstops And Travel Plazas Serve as the Home Away From Home

Truckstops And Travel Plazas Serve as the Home Away From Home

Congratulations to our members and their employees on surviving the pandemic so far. It has been challenging, but I remain proud of our efforts and service. More

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NATSO, Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators Mourn the Loss of Carolyn Moon, an Industry Icon

The truckstop industry mourned the loss and re­membered the significant contribu­tions Carolyn Moon made to the industry, including serving as a co-founder of NATSO and supporting the NAT­SO Foundation. More

NATSO Facilitates Two Congressional Visits with Key Lawmakers

NATSO‘s government affairs team helped orchestrate two congressional visits in October, helping put truckstop and travel plaza members in direct contact with congressional leaders.  More

Tap Into Retail Trends To Shape Renovations at Your Truckstop Members Only Join or Login

A remodel or renovation can give a location a face-lift and improve its aesthetics, but to be truly effective, changes should also strive to improve the store layout, offerings and merchandising in ways that reflect the latest sales trends. When done right, remodels can help operators increase sales and attract new customers. More

Ten Ways to Promote the Bill Moon Scholarship to Your Truckstop Staff

Each year the NATSO Foundation’s Bill Moon Scholarship program distributes thousands of dollars to students to pursue their educational goals. In 2016, the foundation will award five, $5,000 scholarships to truckstop and travel plaza employees and/or their legal dependents. Here are 10 ways you can promote the scholarship to your staff. More

Joplin 44 Petro Lifts Spirits and Boosts Sales with Christmas Lights

At Petro Truck Stop in Joplin, Missouri, it is the Christmas lights on the inside of the store that have everyone talking. Store manager Chris Quattlebaum has transformed the location’s light wall into an engaging light show that times the flashing lights with the beats in a handful of Christmas songs. More

Iowa 80 Truckstop Hosts 35th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Iowa 80 Truckstop’s 35th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree, to be held at Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, will kick off July 10. More

What Is Your Favorite Business Book?

NATSO operators share their favorite business book. More

Iowa 80/CAT Scale Announces Award Grants

Iowa 80 and CAT Scales announced a series of award grants to local causes. 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.