Education at NATSO Connect
Monday, Feb. 21, 2022
Renewable Fuels Workshop with NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council
Part 1: Intro to Renewable Fuels Blending: Thinking about investing in blending biodiesel or ethanol? The Alternative Fuels Council will walk through what economic benefits are available and what steps to take to determine what profit margins could be gained at your location.
Part 2: Advanced Renewable Fuels Blending: A deeper dive into blending renewable fuels including: how feedstock costs and availability play into biodiesel costs, supply logistics and strategies, as well as a look at new viable alternative fuels from an operator's perspective.
Great Ideas! Workshop
The Great Ideas! Workshop is open to truckstops, travel centers and sponsors only. Closed to press.
Kick-Off Keynote on the Show Floor
Attendees will receive a warm welcome to NATSO Connect 2022 from NATSO's Chairman Bob Bolduc. Following Bolduc’s remarks, the audience will hear from Austin Johansen, Commercial Sales and Marketing Director for title sponsor ExxonMobil Synergy Diesel Efficient.
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022
How are Policy Decisions Today Shaping Your Tomorrow?: Keynote and Breakfast on the Show Floor (Transportation Energy Track)
Fialkov will discuss the national political environment as well as take a “deep dive” on some of the key issues relevant to the travel plaza industry that will be on the table in 2022. Attendees will learn the inside-the-beltway scoop on some of the biggest government affairs issues facing NATSO members. Plan to attend and learn how operators and vendors can work together to advance our shared advocacy goals.
Transportation Energy Breakout Share Sessions with Boxed Lunch: Exhibit Hall A (Transportation Energy Track)
Professional Drivers Workshop
DAS regularly solicits input from drivers and has valuable insights that can help truckstop and travel plaza operators with their short- and long-term goals. During the session, drivers are expected to cover the importance of cleanliness, customer service and lighting as well as their thoughts on parking reservations and social media.
The information is designed to help NATSO members prioritize their business goals, especially as many businesses across the country struggle with labor challenges.
Panel of Road Pro professional drivers provided by:
Trucking Economy and What it Means for Truckstops and Travel Centers: Keynote on the Show Floor
Succession Planning & Combatting New Tax Proposals: Assuring the Successful Continuation of Your Truckstop: Learning Lab General Track
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Employee Recruitment and Retention
Like all retailers across the country, truckstop and travel are struggling with labor shortage. Gloria Miller Sinclair, Divisional Director for the Western Region, Society for Human Resources Management, will share the top recruitment and retention trends impacting your business. Attendees will leave her session equipped with best practices to attract and keep employees in today’s tough labor market.
|3:15p.m.-4:45p.m.||Transportation Energy Panel:
Alternatives Fuels and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Grants: Learning Lab Transportation Energy Track (Transportation Energy Track)
Now is the time to start thinking about how your business can avail itself of the forthcoming grant opportunities established in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Joe Annotti, Senior Vice President, Programs Gladstein, Neandross & Associates will discuss the grant opportunities, what is the best way to secure a grant, and how to best partner with your state and local government.
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022
Fleets of the Future: Keynote and Breakfast on the Show Floor
Checkout Technology: How Your Customers Want to Checkout Has Changed: Keynote and Lunch on the Show Floor