NATSO

Anti-toll rally to be held in Rhode Island next week

In its announcement of the rally, NATSO says that even though the revenue raised from the truck-only tolls is supposed to go toward repairing roads and bridges, there are no legal requirements for this to happen. Organizers say they intend to shed light on the effects the state’s trucks-only tolling plan will have on truckers in the state.

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New app shows available truck parking spaces at more than 5,000 locations across U.S.

The app includes the total number of parking spaces at more than 5,000 truck stops in the U.S., along with some rest areas. NATSO says independent and chain truck stops are participating in reporting their available spaces, representing more than 150,000 truck parking spaces.

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Trucking groups announce Park My Truck app set to release in late summer

A new mobile app expected to launch late this summer will allow truck drivers to find truck parking information and available parking spaces.

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Trucking organizations form partnership to help truckers find available parking

The groups will announce their plans for sharing parking availability with truck drivers during a May 18 press conference.

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Sapp Bros. president named NATSO’s incoming chairman

Don Quinn, newly designated chairman at NATSO, stressed the importance of improving service to truck stop customers, America's drivers, in his remarks to attendees of the NATSO show.

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Parking shortage hits the mainstream

A Wall Street Journal story last week took on the issue of the difficulties faced by truckers finding a safe parking spot in widespread congested areas around the nation.

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NATSO rejects settlement with credit card providers

The national association representing the travel plaza and truck stop industry says it has joined others in rejecting a proposed settlement of an antitrust lawsuit brought by merchants alleging that Visa, MasterCard and national banks collude to set artificially high swipe fees.

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LogBook

Driver harassment, the hours rule, Navistar's engine transision, sleep apnea regulations and more industry news items are featured.

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Senate OKs transportation bill

Two-year $109-billion transportation bill includes funds for creating truck parking and an electronic onboard recorder mandate.

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NATSO remembers Chuck Bosselman

The national truckstop organization, NATSO, honored the late Chuck Bosselman with the Hall of Fame award at its annual convention in Las Vegas. Bosselman, chairman of Bosselman Family of Companies, died in January at age 67. He was a second generation business owner. His father Fred opened the first Bosselman truckstop in 1948. Today, the company includes the Bosselman Travel Center, 46 Pump & Pantry convenience stores, 35 Boss Shops, and six Grandma Max's and Max's Highway ...

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