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Getting Started with an Online Presence for Your Truckstop

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Marketing & Retail, Technology

As NATSO’s information technology director, one of the most frequently asked questions that trickles back to me is how to market your truckstop online effectively. The two most important places to start in managing your online presence are Yelp and Google, as they power the business listings on your customer's phone.

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: October 22, 2014

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

Bulk DEF Prices Climb and more...

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{NATSO News} October 20, 2014

Fleets May Reconsider LNG as Diesel Falls and more...

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Steps to Prevent the Sale of Alcohol and Tobacco to Minors at Your Truckstop

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Darren's Great Ideas for Independent Operators, Operations

During our most recent NATSO Show Bonus Workshop, I received several questions about tobacco and alcohol sales sold to under age consumers. If not handled correctly, these two areas can cost truckstop/travel center retailers tens of thousands of dollars in lost sales, embarrassment within the local community and significant costs in lost employees. However, there are some simple steps your operation should be taking to avoid selling these products to under age consumers. We’ll look at those procedures as part of a two-part series.

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The 3 P’s to Succeed as a Convenience Retailer

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Marketing & Retail

Convenience stores within the truckstops and travel plazas are important profit centers for the locations, and they also provide a valuable customer service. Today more than ever shoppers are on the go and looking for solutions to meet their hectic lifestyles. C-stores at truckstops and travel plazas can capitalize on that growing demand by offering the right products at the right place at the right time.

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{NATSO News} October 14, 2014

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Devolution Would Hurt U.S. Transportation Network and more...

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Coffee Promotions

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Marketing & Retail

Throughout the month of September S&D Coffee & Tea shared promotional ideas.

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{NATSO News} October 6, 2014

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Congress to Reassess P3 Deals and more...

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Creative, Quality Sandwiches are the Key to Boosting Sales

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

Sandwich consumption is on the rise, with today’s consumers eating more than three sandwiches per week. The problem with sandwiches, however, is that many people simply make them at home. A study by the research firm Technomic showed that 54 percent of consumers, up from 51 percent two years ago, are preparing sandwiches themselves.

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: September 30, 2014

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

Pilot Proposes New Financing and more...

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