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Quicklee's Travel Center is Off to a Great Start

July 1, 2018

Quicklee's Travel Center is Off to a Great Start

Quicklee’s Travel Center in Avon, New York, was founded by Peter Bruckel, Quicklee’s president and managing member. Bruckel started in the petroleum industry in 1995 when he opened a gas station on land adjacent to his industrial bridge painting company.

Boost Sales and Reward Customers with Loyalty Programs at Your Truckstop

May 1, 2018

Boost Sales and Reward Customers with Loyalty Programs at Your Truckstop

Repeat customers are extremely valuable to businesses, and when done right, loyalty programs can draw in shoppers while also boosting sales for the location. That creates a win/win situation for customers as well as the businesses they frequent.

Flags and Family at Ports to Plains

August 31, 2016

Flags and Family at Ports to Plains

If you drove up to Ports to Plains truckstop, located in Lamar, Colorado, the first thing you’d probably notice is their big American flag. “We have a 20-foot by 30-foot American flag out front and a dozen American flags around the facility,” said owner Jim Miller.

Changes at Lancaster Travel Plaza Boost Curb Appeal

May 1, 2016

Changes at Lancaster Travel Plaza Boost Curb Appeal

At Lancaster Travel Plaza in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a kids' play area, a water fountain and new landscaping all add to the curb appeal, drawing in four-wheel and professional drivers alike. The changes were all part of a renovation that took place under the location’s new owner, Anil Jivani, who purchased the location in 2012.

AMBEST Asks Operators to Support the Wounded Warrior Project

September 22, 2014

AMBEST Asks Operators to Support the Wounded Warrior Project

AMBEST is supporting the Wounded Warrior Project, which empowers and assists members of the military, and is encouraging others to participate by “buying a brick” to help build a road to recovery for veterans.

Childers Oil Company Delivers Bottled Water to Hurricane Sandy Victims

December 3, 2012

Childers Oil Company Delivers Bottled Water to Hurricane Sandy Victims

Childers Oil Company with assistance from Lucas Oil, AMBEST, Inc. and The Salvation Army, delivered two tractor-trailer loads of bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims recently.

Shop Repair In a CSA 2010 World

January 1, 2011

Shop Repair In a CSA 2010 World

The nationwide rollout of Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010 is underway, and it is changing the way fleets approach their maintenance. Under the new government-mandated system, violations found at roadside that didn’t accrue points in the past will count. As a result, it is likely that carriers will no longer wait until a truck returns to its terminal to take care of maintenance, which will boost over-the-road repairs.

Lower Temperatures Can Equal Higher Sales

December 1, 2010

Lower Temperatures Can Equal Higher Sales

As the temperatures drop outside, sales inside shops at the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas can climb.

New Federal Regulations Create Opportunities for Shops

November 1, 2010

New Federal Regulations Create Opportunities for Shops

New government regulations in effect are changing the way the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) calculates fleets’ safety scores.

 Shop Operators Share Insights, Opportunities

May 15, 2010

Shop Operators Share Insights, Opportunities

Offering variety can also increase the amount and types of products customers buy. "You have so many facets of customers coming through and they want different things," Gay said. "You can't just carry one brand of something."