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Adapt Your Truckstop Business To Thrive

September 1, 2017

Adapt Your Truckstop Business To Thrive

Those of us in the industry know that it is important to innovate to stay relevant. We also know that innovation comes in wide array of shapes and sizes. Sometimes it involves introducing a completely new offering and other times it is about making small, meaningful improvements to our existing operations.

10 Ways to Increase Food & Beverage Sales

August 5, 2017

10 Ways to Increase Food & Beverage Sales

Drivers are becoming more pressed for time, and many may never leave the fuel counter. Offering grab-and-go items, such as chicken or pizza, could give drivers convenient options while also increasing the location’s sales.

Senate Committee Passes Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

August 2, 2017

Senate Committee Passes Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Aug. 2 passed bipartisan legislation to combat human trafficking.

House Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Reinstate Longstanding Joint Employer Standard

July 27, 2017

House Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Reinstate Longstanding Joint Employer Standard

House lawmakers on July 27 introduced bipartisan legislation that would reinstate the longstanding Joint Employer Standard that was revised during President Obama’s second term by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Department of Labor (DOL).

July 21, 2017

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting in Bismarck, N.D.

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp will join the NATSO Foundation, Truckers Against Trafficking, the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association and ConocoPhillips Aug. 14 as they host a coalition meeting in Bismarck, N.D., aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state.

Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers Praises Broadway Truck Stop for Combating Human Trafficking

July 18, 2017

Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers Praises Broadway Truck Stop for Combating Human Trafficking

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed three pieces of legislation aimed at strengthening the nation’s anti-human trafficking laws, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) thanked groups within her home state of Washington working to combat human trafficking, including Dan Alsaker and Broadway Truck Stop.

NATSO, NATSO Foundation Tell Senate Committee of Truckstop  and Travel Plaza Industry’s Commitment to Combatting Human Trafficking

July 12, 2017

NATSO, NATSO Foundation Tell Senate Committee of Truckstop and Travel Plaza Industry’s Commitment to Combatting Human Trafficking

NATSO and The NATSO Foundation underscored the truckstop and travel plaza industry’s commitment to combatting human trafficking today in a statement submitted to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation with respect to its hearing on how transportation and supply chain stakeholders are combatting human trafficking.

Manage Unproductive Inventory at Your Truckstop [Infographic]

July 1, 2017

Manage Unproductive Inventory at Your Truckstop [Infographic]

Inevitably some products within your inventory are going to move faster than others, but rather than letting items grow cobwebs, there are steps you can take to limit the impact unproductive inventory has on your bottom line.

A Destination Spot for the Professional Truck Driver and the Local Community in Columbia, South Carolina

June 30, 2017

A Destination Spot for the Professional Truck Driver and the Local Community in Columbia, South Carolina

This spring, TravelCenters of America (TA) opened a new Petro Stopping Center in Columbia, South Carolina. The 42,000-square-foot facility has eight diesel lanes, parking for 134 trucks, 10 showers, a CAT Scale, a Minute Mart convenience store, a very large game center, a t.v./movie room and a workout room.

Increase Sales at Your Truckstop with Top-Selling Items

June 30, 2017

Increase Sales at Your Truckstop with Top-Selling Items

Stocking the shelves with top-selling items can keep customers coming back and increase profits.

Increased Competition: Battling Big Box Retailers

June 30, 2017

Increased Competition: Battling Big Box Retailers

Big box stores are working to create greater convenience for shoppers and finding ways to get shoppers to buy something they didn’t traditionally buy at the location.

Politics and Pie at NATSO Day on the Hill

June 30, 2017

Politics and Pie at NATSO Day on the Hill

NATSO members made their annual pilgrimage to Capitol Hill May 15–17, meeting with Senators and Members of Congress to voice how vitally important the truckstop and travel plaza industry is to the national economy and how Congressional votes affect the industry’s ability to thrive.

NATSO Foundation Partners With DHS Blue Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking

June 30, 2017

NATSO Foundation Partners With DHS Blue Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking

The NATSO Foundation has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Blue Campaign to combat human trafficking, marking the latest chapter in the NATSO Foundation’s multi-pronged anti-human trafficking initiative to fight human trafficking along America’s Interstate Highway System.

We Need to Talk: Ten Tips for Having Difficult Conversations with Truckstop Employees

June 30, 2017

We Need to Talk: Ten Tips for Having Difficult Conversations with Truckstop Employees

Whether it’s a performance issue, a personality conflict or a dissatisfied employee, truckstop owners and operators said addressing the issue head-on, being empathetic and documenting the discussion can make it easier to navigate a challenging conversation.

See Your Business with Fresh Eyes

June 30, 2017

See Your Business with Fresh Eyes

Getting feedback is crucial to improving our operations. At the end of the day, the customer’s view point is the most important one. They are the people who pay our paycheck and we need to make sure we’re talking to them on a regular basis.

NATSO Foundation Helps Fight Human Trafficking in Wyoming

June 29, 2017

NATSO Foundation Helps Fight Human Trafficking in Wyoming

The NATSO Foundation joined the Wyoming Attorney General, the Wyoming Trucking Association and Truckers Against Trafficking June 27 in hosting a coalition meeting in Casper, Wyo., aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state.

Top Highlights of NATSO’s July Food and Fuel Tour in Chicago

June 14, 2017

Top Highlights of NATSO’s July Food and Fuel Tour in Chicago

Food and fuel are two of the most important offerings at a truckstop or travel plaza, and the NATSO Foundation has handcrafted a customized Food and Fuel Study Tour to give operators a behind-the-scenes look into a biodiesel plant, two successful travel plaza locations offering biodiesel and some of the hottest foodservice locations in Chicago.

DAS 2017 Travel Center Show Showcases New Products and Trends

June 5, 2017

DAS 2017 Travel Center Show Showcases New Products and Trends

New products, informative seminars and innovation were all part of the 2017 Travel Center Show hosted by NATSO Chairman’s Circle Member DAS Companies Inc., a full-service marketing and supply chain portfolio company. NATSO was represented at the show with a booth hosted by Kimberly Roberts, manager of travel plaza member services.

NATSO, Truckstop Industry Mourn Carolyn Moon

May 4, 2017

NATSO, Truckstop Industry Mourn Carolyn Moon

NATSO today expressed its deepest sympathies and condolences following the passing of industry leader Carolyn Moon, who died this morning.

Everyone is Important at Miller Oil Company

May 1, 2017

Everyone is Important at Miller Oil Company

Getting to know and engage with both employees and customers is the name of the game at the truckstops of Norfolk, Virginia-based Miller Oil Co.

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