Mission: The foundation was established to advance, promote and improve the travel plaza and truck stop industry through education, communications, meetings, and research and development. The foundation assists travel plaza and truck stop owners and management in achieving excellence for their industry, customers, communities and society.
Programs: Speakers and events at the natso show. The speakers at the natso show are chosen for their ability to assist travel plaza and truckstop owners and management in achieving excellence for their industry, customers, communities and society.
the research program pursues research that will benefit and inform the travel plaza industry. It identifies issues that affect the industry, seeks and secures contractors to produce research and secures funds through donations and grants to produce final results to be provided to the public.
stopwatch magazine is the official member magazine distributed bimonthly to truckstop and travel plaza owners and operators. It provides in depth content to assist members improve their travel plaza business operations as well as provide context on trends and news affecting the industry.
the foundation produces tools to assist travel plazas in better serving their customers, such as the truck parking app and website education. The foundation sponsors an annual study tour internationally and awards college scholarships on an annual basis.