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Are Mobile Blinders Hurting Your Truckstop Sales?

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Marketing & Retail

Let’s face it. Smartphones have become a part of our everyday shopping experience. Apps, mobile couponing, and location-based offers are all examples of how mobile is playing a larger role in the retail environment. While mobile is certainly helping retailers promote their brand and drive traffic, it is also the prime suspect attributing to a drop in impulse purchases at the checkout lanes across the country.

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{NATSO News} April 20, 2015

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Lawmakers Introduce Highway Funding Fix and more...

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Execution of The Fundamentals Will Make Your Truckstop Excel

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

Execution when committed to forces you to look at what you can really do. It forces you to be more realistic and focus on those things that really make a difference.

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{NATSO News} April 13, 2015

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

EPA Settles RFS Lawsuit, Agrees to Deadlines for Volume Requirements and more...

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Iced Tea Branding – Yours Or Theirs?

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Marketing & Retail

Some menu items, such as soft drinks, are profitable and strategic enough to warrant their own identity. Iced tea is one such item with compelling new data to support this critical marketing decision. After the “to brand or not to brand” question, owners and operators face another important choice: select an existing known brand that comes at a premium cost for instant awareness and loyalty, or create your own signature beverage with its own identity?

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Grow America Act Still a Bad Idea the Second Time Around

Bad ideas don’t get better with age. It should come as no surprise that the highway user community isn’t welcoming the Administration's re-released Grow America Act with open arms.

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How Trail’s Travel Center Is Defining Its Business Online And Why You Should Too

Posted in: Truckstop Business, The NATSO Show, Marketing & Retail

When you’re stuck in the throws of the day’s latest drama, it’s hard to remember that your truckstop is being judged anywhere other than the here and now, but that’s just not the case. It’s difficult to believe that your truckstop exists anywhere other than the large patch of dirt next to the highway, but operators have begun to realize that their truckstop exists separately on the Internet.

One such operator, Dustin Trail of Trail’s Travel Center in Lea Alberta, Minnesota, spoke to his experience in the online world at The NATSO Show. Dustin shared insight from his yearlong journey in taking control of Trail’s Travel Center’s online presence and the possible impact it’s had on his travel center.

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Increased Engagement With Direct Managers

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

An employee’s relationship with his or her direct manager is the most critical factor in employee engagement. Effective managers who can coach employees and maintain day-to-day relationships will have a more productive workforce.

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Termination & Discharge: What Are the Requirements for Employees Over the Age of 40?

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Operations

We have a current employee who has been with the company for eight years in a Director role. We are considering outsourcing the work he does along with all IT work. I know we can go ahead and lay him off due to these business decisions and we would be putting together a separation agreement. My concern is that I read recently that anyone over the age of 40 is to be given the separation agreement at least 21 days in advance of the separation. True? We are concerned because he does have security controls, etc. and if we give him this advance notice - we are not sure what damage he might do to the company.

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{NATSO News} March 30, 2015

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Retailers Object to Hot Fuel Settlements and more...

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