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INCREASED COMPETITION: Keeping an Eye on Truck Terminals And Dealerships

March 1, 2017

INCREASED COMPETITION: Keeping an Eye on Truck Terminals And Dealerships

Trucking companies are constantly working to attract and retain drivers, and many are focusing on their terminals and offerings as ways to improve the driver experience, which could decrease the number of services drivers seek out on the road.

Great Idea in Action: We Pump Wednesday

January 1, 2017

Great Idea in Action: We Pump Wednesday

During lunch on Wednesdays at the truckstops of Miller Oil Co. in Norfolk, Virgina, customers are treated to the unusual luxury of having their fuel pumped.

From Milkshakes to Motocycles: Truckstop Operators Get Creative in Their Parking Lots

May 1, 2016

From Milkshakes to Motocycles: Truckstop Operators Get Creative in Their Parking Lots

In today’s operating environment, truckstop and travel plaza operators are working to appeal to a wide range of customers. Several NATSO members are changing the way they use space within their parking lots, turning extra space into innovative profit centers.

Where: White Petro Stopping Center

January 1, 2016

Where: White Petro Stopping Center

In the fall of 2015 White’s Petro Stopping Center in Raphine, Virginia, added a number of new amenities including a pharmacy. Owner Bobby Berkstresser first began thinking about adding the pharmacy when they added a doctors’ clinic in 2012.

Johnson’s Corner Hosts Trucker Appreciation Day August 20

August 8, 2014

Johnson’s Corner Hosts Trucker Appreciation Day August 20

To show its appreciation for truckers, Johnson’s Corner is hosting Trucker Appreciation Day on August 20, 2014. Held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the event will include food, games, prizes and fun.

Greater Chicago Truck Plaza Receives Lung Health Champion Award

July 21, 2014

Greater Chicago Truck Plaza Receives Lung Health Champion Award

Greater Chicago Truck Plaza in Bolingbrook, Ill. received honors from the Respiratory Health Association for their lung health efforts.

Iowa 80 Truckstop Hosts 35th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree

July 2, 2014

Iowa 80 Truckstop Hosts 35th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Iowa 80 Truckstop’s 35th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree, to be held at Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, will kick off July 10.

Appealing To Pets In Virginia

March 1, 2014

Appealing To Pets In Virginia

Davis Travel Center in Stony Creek, Va., has gone to the dogs—or at least part of it has. The location has added a dog park to its offerings, and travelers are responding.

Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators Give Back

October 25, 2013

Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators Give Back

Not only do truckstop and travel plaza operators serve profes­sional drivers and the traveling public, they serve their communities as well. Each year, operators donate their time, money and resources to charitable organizations, churches and schools in their community.

TravelCenters of America Announces Citizen Driver Award Program

April 1, 2013

TravelCenters of America Announces Citizen Driver Award Program

TravelCenters of America LLC announced its first 'Citizen Driver' award program, designed to recognize professional drivers who evoke public respect for the truck driving profession.

History, Homemade Food and a Driver Focus in Wapakoneta, Ohio

November 1, 2012

History, Homemade Food and a Driver Focus in Wapakoneta, Ohio

A history-packed past, made-from-scratch food and an emphasis on customer service keep customers flocking to L.G. Truckers City dba TA Wapakoneta in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Truckstops Prepare for Driver Appreciation Week

September 1, 2012

Truckstops Prepare for Driver Appreciation Week

The trucking industry, truckstops and travel plazas and communities nationwide will join together Sept. 16 to 22 to honor America’s truckers during national Driver Appreciation Week.

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