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Bill Moon Scholarship Continued Changing Lives

For Kelly Bolton, a cashier at Muralt’s Travel Plaza, her connection with the location started when she was buying a meal.  More

From Milkshakes to Motocycles: Truckstop Operators Get Creative in Their Parking Lots Members Only Join or Login

In today’s operating environment, truckstop and travel plaza operators are working to appeal to a wide range of customers. Several NATSO members are changing the way they use space within their parking lots, turning extra space into innovative profit centers.  More

What Is Your Favorite Business Book?

NATSO operators share their favorite business book. More

The Bill Moon Scholarship: Changing Lives One at a Time

The legacy of the Bill Moon Scholarship continued again in 2013 when five students received $5,000 each to put towards their studies. More

Truckstop and Travel Plaza Employees Perform Exceptional Acts

Truckstop and travel plaza employees are always going above and beyond the call of duty for their customers. Share a story of then one of your employees performed an exceptional act of kindness or courtesy. More

Get To Know Your Fuel Customers Members Only Join or Login

Knowing what products to stock and when can boost sales and profits for truckstop and travel plaza operators. Operators take time to get to know the drivers who come into their locations each day, but to foster long-term relationships, they must also get to know the corporate executives at the trucking companies where those drivers work. More

Bill Moon Scholarship Winners Value Connection to the Industry

This year, nine hardworking students received scholarships from The NATSO Foundation. More

Connect with Customers After the Show

“If we spent a bit of time genuinely interested in a service or product, for the vendor to reach out and touch base afterwards is usually appreciated by me and if I'm not interested, I'll just let them know that,” said Walt Muralt president of Muralt’s Travel Plaza in Missoula, Mont. More

Five More Ways to Connect with Operators Before and During The NATSO Show

During the show, there are dozens of events industry suppliers can attend. 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

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.