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Translating Trucking Trends Into Profitable Action Items At Your Truckstop

May 1, 2016

Translating Trucking Trends Into Profitable Action Items At Your Truckstop

The successes and challenges the trucking industry experiences have a significant effect on the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas, which means staying cur-rent on trucking trends is crucial for businesses that serve drivers. What’s more, successful truckstop and travel plaza operators know that trends often result in new opportunities.

DEF and Natural Gas Who Wants It and Who Should Add It

November 1, 2015

DEF and Natural Gas Who Wants It and Who Should Add It

As engine technology advances, so do the fuels used to power the engines. New truck technology first introduced in 2010 required the use of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), which requires additional fueling infrastructure in order for operators to offer it at the pump.

McLane Index: Healthy Snacks Boost Sales

August 14, 2013

McLane Index: Healthy Snacks Boost Sales

Total travel plaza and truckstop convenience purchases from McLane averaged $16,273 per week during Jan to June 2013 versus $15,772 in the first six months of 2012.

Iowa 80 Kitchen, Johnson's Corner and Lee Hi Travel Plaza on Travel Channel's Show

March 25, 2013

Iowa 80 Kitchen, Johnson's Corner and Lee Hi Travel Plaza on Travel Channel's Show

Iowa 80 Kitchen, Johnson's Corner and Lee Hi Travel Plaza are scheduled to be featured on the Travel Channel's Show Food Paradise, being renamed Truck Stop Paradise, for this episode, on March 27. The episode will feature food at truckstops, and the film crew spoke with customers about their favorite dishes as well as why they keep coming back. The episode airs at 10 p.m. Eastern time.

Quick Facts and Figures Relevant to Truckstops, March 18

March 18, 2013

Quick Facts and Figures Relevant to Truckstops, March 18

U.S. retail pump prices for diesel exhaust fluid remained steady in February at $2.79 a gallon, the third straight month they have held at that level, according to the latest DEF Tracker.

A Day in the Life of a Truckstop Operator: Mark Russell

March 10, 2013

A Day in the Life of a Truckstop Operator: Mark Russell

Industry suppliers know that understanding their customers increases service levels in addition to profits. While no two days are ever exactly the same for truckstop and travel plaza operators, Highway Business Matters sat down with Mark Russell, director of operations for Russell’s Truck and Travel Center 2, near Amarillo, Texas to learn about a typical day.

Locations Offering Bulk DEF Increase

December 10, 2012

Locations Offering Bulk DEF Increase

The number of truckstop locations adding bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) pump facilities in North America has increased over the last two months, with 814 now offering bulk DEF.

Average Price of U.S. DEF Rises 4 Cents

November 5, 2012

Average Price of U.S. DEF Rises 4 Cents

The average price of U.S. DEF rose 4 cents from September and October.

EPA Awards $30 Million for Clean Diesel Projects

October 22, 2012

EPA Awards $30 Million for Clean Diesel Projects

EPA announced it has awarded $30 million for clean diesel projects as part of its Diesel Emission Reduction Program.

DEF Sales on the Rise; Operators Respond in Numerous Ways

September 1, 2012

DEF Sales on the Rise; Operators Respond in Numerous Ways

With DEF sales on the rise, operators are responding in numerous ways.

TA Completes Installation of 100 DEF Dispensers

August 6, 2012

TA Completes Installation of 100 DEF Dispensers

TravelCenters of America LLC announced it has completed the installation of bulk diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) dispensers at 100 of its TA and Petro Stopping Center branded locations.

Be Prepared for Increased Demand of DEF

May 1, 2011

Be Prepared for Increased Demand of DEF

Be prepared for increased demand of DEF.

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