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Truckstops Becoming a Hub for Healthcare

June 30, 2016

Truckstops Becoming a Hub for Healthcare

Truckstop and travel plaza operators have always tried to meet the needs of those on the road, and now they’re taking service to a new level and offering a range of healthcare services for drivers as well as their local communities.

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.

Stay Current on these Regulations and Fuel Standards

November 1, 2015

Stay Current on these Regulations and Fuel Standards

The trucking industry is constantly adjusting to and preparing for new regulations, and the coming years are no different. Two of the primary regulatory issues the trucking industry is monitoring are requirements to use speed limiters and electronic logging devices. The Department of Transportation is also considering altering regulations related to driver health.

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.

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.

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.

Trends and Priorities Affecting the Truckstop and Travel Plaza Industry

March 24, 2013

Trends and Priorities Affecting the Truckstop and Travel Plaza Industry

During The NATSO Show in Savannah, Ga., trucking industry experts and truckstop operators said everything from driver health concerns and hours-of-service regulations to increased fuel efficiency and changes in the length of haul are changing the way they operate.

Pilot Flying J is Partnering with Urgent Care Travel

March 18, 2013

Pilot Flying J is Partnering with Urgent Care Travel

Pilot Flying J is partnering with Florida-based Urgent Care Travel to open about 12 urgent care centers at Pilot Flying J locations in 2013 and as many as 100 by the end of 2016.

Trends And Priorities Affecting The Truckstop And Travel Plaza Industry

March 1, 2013

Trends And Priorities Affecting The Truckstop And Travel Plaza Industry

History shows that the offerings and business operations at truckstops and travel plazas shift as their customers’ needs change, and the most successful operations work to stay

Truckstop Merchandise Purchases Up 6% Vs. 2011

January 25, 2013

Truckstop Merchandise Purchases Up 6% Vs. 2011

The total merchandise purchases per week per travel plaza and truckstop were up 6% for all of 2012 compared to 2011 according to the 4th Quarter 2012 McLane-NATSO Foundation Index. Total travel plaza and truckstop convenience purchases from McLane averaged $16,545 per week during 2012 versus $15,616 in 2011.

Menu Labeling Legislation Introduced in Senate

September 24, 2012

Menu Labeling Legislation Introduced in Senate

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) last week introduced S. 3574, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2012.

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.

Boost Truckstop Restaurant Sales with Catering

September 1, 2011

Boost Truckstop Restaurant Sales with Catering

Boost restaurant sales with catering.

Less is More, Eco Travel Plaza is Busy Conserving Energy

September 1, 2011

Less is More, Eco Travel Plaza is Busy Conserving Energy

The Eco Travel Plaza is busy conserving energy.

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.

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