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Trends To Target Unhealthy Foods: What Does It Mean for Truckstops

August 31, 2016

Trends To Target Unhealthy Foods: What Does It Mean for Truckstops

From menu labeling requirements to taxes on sodas, there is a push at the federal and state levels to discourage the consumption of certain types of foods. The trend is increasing the number of regulations truckstop and travel plaza operators must adhere to and could alter sales.

Risk Management: NATSO Members are Talking. Are You Listening

June 20, 2013

Risk Management: NATSO Members are Talking. Are You Listening

When I meet with travel plaza owners to discuss the risk management culture at their businesses, I often notice a repeating pattern. They have good intentions of making employee and customer safety a priority, but their good intentions don’t always get acted upon. They cite sticking points such as: I’m too busy. I’m not sure how to do it. We don’t really have any problems. Although these reasons can indeed be legitimate, they are often excuses. And excuses, my father always taught me, are like armpits—everyone has them and they all stink.

NATSO Members Take to Capitol Hill

March 1, 2013

NATSO Members Take to Capitol Hill

In May, NATSO members from across the country will assemble on Capitol Hill and meet face-to-face with their lawmakers to discuss the key issues facing the truckstop and travel plaza industry and protect the businesses they’ve spent years building.

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.

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.

 Operators Rely on Managers for Purchasing Decisions

September 1, 2011

Operators Rely on Managers for Purchasing Decisions

Truckstops and travel plazas incorporate several profit centers into one business.

Operators Seek Pre-Trade Show Outreach, Information

January 15, 2010

Operators Seek Pre-Trade Show Outreach, Information

When it comes to connecting with customers before a trade show, personal contact is the key.