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Domestic Fuels Act Introduced

Bill aims to make it easier for retailers to offer customers different kinds of fuel. The Domestic Fuels Act of 2012 (S.2264) was introduced in the U.S. Senate yesterday, March 29. The legislation would help retailers offer new fuels with a lower cost of entry, a lower liability risk and to limit other regulatory factors

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NATSO Appoints New Vice President Of Membership

Darren Schulte welcomed to NATSO leadership team.   NATSO has appointed Darren Schulte as the association’s new vice president of membership. “Darren brings a wealth of knowledge about the truckstop and travel plaza industry,” said NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings. “Combined with his retail merchandising, marketing and operations experience, Darren will be a valuable

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NATSO Elects 2012 Chairman

Darrin Flitton elected chairman of NATSO board of directors. NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, has named Darrin Flitton, fleet and truckstop manager of the Gold Truckstop network for Sinclair Oil, as its 2012 chairman of the board. Flitton, who succeeds Bobby Berkstresser as chairman, has served 24 years in truckstop

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Chuck Bosselman to Receive NATSO Hall of Fame Award

“(Bosselman’s) ability to think outside of the box and his allegiance to his fellow operators have benefitted the entire truckstop and travel plaza industry,” says NATSO chairman. NATSO, the trade association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, has announced that Chuck Bosselman, owner of the Bosselman Family of Cos., will receive the NATSO Hall

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McLane-NATSO Quarterly Index Up 24%

Hot dispensed beverages up 54% for the three-month period, ended June 30, 2011. Total merchandise purchases by truckstops nationwide served by McLane Corp. increased 24% during the 2011 second quarter, compared with a year earlier, led largely by hot and cold beverage sales along with commissary, foodservice, dairy and deli sales, according to the McLane-NATSO

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Kirk Legislation Threatens Highway Businesses

“This legislation does nothing more than grant state governments a monopoly directly on the interstate shoulder or median,” says CEO of NATSO. A bill unveiled this week threatens thousands of businesses operating at the exits along the nation’s Interstate Highway System, jeopardizing the jobs of more than two million Americans, a coalition of highway businesses

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NATSO Urges Congress to Maintain Commercial Rest Area Ban

“This is a move to expand government, at a cost to businesses, county governments and consumers,” says NATSO CEO. NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings is urging Congress to strongly oppose any effort to amend or repeal the Federal law prohibiting commercial development on the Interstate right-of-way, testifying that such efforts represented government intrusion into

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NATSO Elects 2011 Chairman

Robert Berkstresser succeeds Scott Paulson as chairman of the NATSO board of directors. NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, has named Robert Berkstresser, owner of Lee Hi Travel Plaza and White’s Travel Center, as its 2011-2012 chairman of the board. Berkstresser, who succeeds Scott Paulson as chairman of the board, has

NATSO Fights Rest Area Commercialization

NATSO, a national trade association representing travel plaza and truckstop owners is warning Arizona of the dangers of rest area commercialization. Lisa Mullings, the president and CEO of NATSO told Arizona Director of Transportation John Halikowski that adding commercial services to rest areas would allow states to monopolize Interstate business, hurting established commercial enterprises operating at

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