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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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Group opposes rest area commercial services

Transportation bill amendment would allow services at rest areas along interstates.

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NATSO opposes I-70 tolls

Truck stop organization is against possible tolls on freeway between Kansas City and St. Louis.

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NATSO to distribute alerts for abducted children

  The travel plaza industry plans to distribute information about missing children in truck stops nationally, the truck stop trade group NATSO Inc. said. The group will collaborate with the Amber Alert program to distribute its information. Missing children will be identified on posters, electronic displays and signs to nearly 1,150 stops, as well as posting children’s identities on the trade group’s website at NATSOFoundation.org.  

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Parking Solutions

Governmental efforts to expand truck parking continue in many states. The next step — providing real-time space availability information — is just around the corner in select areas.

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Jason’s Law: Time for action is now

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works unanimously approved a two-year transportation authorization bill (S. 1813, or MAP-21) extending current funding levels and making other enhancements that could lead, said Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, to new jobs. Of chief interest for trucking advocates is the inclusion in this bill of Jason's Law, intended to fund various initiatives to expand and ensure the safety of truck parking on the National Highway System. In a hearing ...

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