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Be Easy To Do Business With

Posted in: Great Ideas, Truckstop Business, Darren's Great Ideas for Independent Operators, Marketing & Retail

One of the most important keys to success for companies today is being easy to do business with. That ease equates into higher ticket sales and repeat customers. The best way to be easy to do business with is to provide top-notch customer service.

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Gateway Travel Plaza Honors Drivers

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Marketing & Retail, Truckstop Travels

This summer Gateway Travel Plaza in Breezewood, Pennsylvania, held a two-day event to honor drivers, and I attended to learn more about the location, talk with drivers and share information on NATSO’s Checklink.

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{NATSO News} August 18, 2014

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

How NLRB's McDonald's Ruling Could Affect Franchise Relationships and more...

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Truckstop Travels: Innovation At Fontana Truck Stop

Posted in: Great Ideas, Truckstop Business, Marketing & Retail, Operations, Truckstop Travels

Today’s innovation comes from Fontana Truck Stop in Fontana, California.

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: August 11, 2014

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

Diesel Thieves Target Travel Centers and more...

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Truckstop Travels: Drive-Throughs and Clothing Donation in Ohio

Posted in: Great Ideas, Truckstop Business, Marketing & Retail, Operations, Truckstop Travels

I have had the pleasure of witnessing some great ideas being implemented and executed in the field that are distinguishing these independents from the competition.

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{NATSO News} August 11, 2014

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Toll-Free Interstates Protect Economy and more..

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How to Set Your Truckstop's Coolers

Posted in: Great Ideas, Truckstop Business, Darren's Great Ideas for Independent Operators, Marketing & Retail

Cooler space is a valuable commodity in truckstops and travel plazas. The number of products that can fill the cooler are increasing. Today we’re seeing a wider variety of sodas, juices and energy drinks and a growing grab-and-go food segment.

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: August 6, 2014

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

Davis Travel Center Focuses on Fundamentals and more...

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Diesel Vehicle Trends: Part 1

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

From luxury sedans to light-duty trucks, automobile manufacturers are turning to diesel to provide more fuel-efficient options for drivers. This influx in diesel-powered cars, trucks and SUVs means that truckstops and travel plazas need to be ready to answer the growing demand for more diverse fuel options.

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