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Helping the Next Generation, The 2011 Bill Moon Scholarship Recipients

January 1, 2012

Helping the Next Generation, The 2011 Bill Moon Scholarship Recipients

Truckstop and travel plaza employees and their families can apply now for the 2012 Bill Moon Scholarship. Applications are available at http://www.natso.com/natsofoundation/billmoonscholarship. The deadline is April 13, 2012.

Easy Payments Cardless Fueling Coming Soon to a Station Near You

January 1, 2012

Easy Payments Cardless Fueling Coming Soon to a Station Near You

Jenny Love Meyer, director of communications for Love’s, said RFID creates a competitive advantage for the chain. “We know that the drivers and the fuel managers prefer not to deal with cards. The possibility of eliminating cards is a big convenience for the customers and it reduces the chance for fuel thefts to occur,” Meyer said.

Guide Customers on the Road to Purchase

November 1, 2011

Guide Customers on the Road to Purchase

A thoughtful approach to merchandise display and marketing will increase sales.

People Power

November 1, 2011

People Power

Trail’s Travel Center owes its success to a hard-working, friendly staff.

What magazines, blogs or websites do you read?

November 1, 2011

What magazines, blogs or websites do you read?

“The First Thing I Read is Stop Watch.”

Serving Truckstop and Travel Plaza Customers during the Holidays

November 1, 2011

Serving Truckstop and Travel Plaza Customers during the Holidays

Although many professional drivers have delivered their loads and are home for the holidays, passenger traffic skyrockets.

A Good Business

November 1, 2011

A Good Business

Today at 61 years old, I’m as enthused about the travel plaza industry as I was 30 years ago.

The Bus Stops Here, One Vehicle Brings Many

November 1, 2011

The Bus Stops Here, One Vehicle Brings Many

For Iowa 80 Truckstop, Walcott, Iowa, word-of-mouth marketing has been key. “Bus drivers talk to each other and they talk about the fact that we can accommodate large groups and we have a portico they can unload their bus under. Plus when buses drive by our location on another trip, they can see we have bus parking and other buses are stopped,” Heather DeBaillie, marketing manager for Iowa 80 Group, said.

What industries do you look to for inspiration?

September 1, 2011

What industries do you look to for inspiration?

NATSO members look to different industries for their Truckstop business needs.

Boost Truckstop Restaurant Sales with Catering

September 1, 2011

Boost Truckstop Restaurant Sales with Catering

Boost restaurant sales with catering.

Keep It Clean

September 1, 2011

Keep It Clean

Business benefits from a sober work environment.

Brewing Up Success

September 1, 2011

Brewing Up Success

Everybody wants a good cup of coffee.

Skim Scam, A High-Tech Method of Theft and Fraud

September 1, 2011

Skim Scam, A High-Tech Method of Theft and Fraud

A high-tech method of theft and fraud emerges.

Growing Your Business

September 1, 2011

Growing Your Business

As business owners, we are constantly on the lookout for new opportunities.

Business Benefits from a Sober Work Environment

September 1, 2011

Business Benefits from a Sober Work Environment

Scott Paulson, principal of Silco Oil Co., in Denver, Colo., recently implemented a drug- and alcohol-free workplace program. Paulson utilized resources from Federated Insurance, including posters, written policies and consent-to-drug-testing forms.

Should I take the name truck out of my truckstop?

July 1, 2011

Should I take the name truck out of my truckstop?

They want easy access, clean facilities, something to eat and competitive prices—not necessarily in that order.

Advance Planning Minimizes Truckstop Losses from Natural Disasters

July 1, 2011

Advance Planning Minimizes Truckstop Losses from Natural Disasters

Advance planning minimizes losses from natural disasters.

Travel Centers Add Healthy and Time-Saving Options

July 1, 2011

Travel Centers Add Healthy and Time-Saving Options

Travel centers add healthy and time-saving options.

Grant Opportunities Available for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

July 1, 2011

Grant Opportunities Available for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

For truckstops and travel plazas, installing electric vehicle charging stations can help tap into a new and increasing customer base.

Shaping The NATSO Show Specifically for You

July 1, 2011

Shaping The NATSO Show Specifically for You

NATSO’s fundamental purpose is to deliver solutions to members’ challenges and achieve the public-policy goals of the travel plaza and truckstop industry.

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