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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.

Everything is Extra Nice at Danny's Big Rig Resort

May 1, 2018

Everything is Extra Nice at Danny's Big Rig Resort

If you are wondering if Danny’s Big Rig Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, is a truckstop or a resort, the answer is both. “It is a truckstop for owner operators with money. If you’re trying to get something for a discounted price, this isn’t the right spot,” explains the owner, Vicki Hendon.

A Fresh Look And Unique Offerings Bring In Customers At Frog City

March 1, 2018

A Fresh Look And Unique Offerings Bring In Customers At Frog City

Frog City Travel Plaza in Rayne, Louisiana, is a favorite destination stop for truckers, travelers and locals, and it is drawing them in with multiple food offerings, unique items and its local flair. Grego Barro, owner and operator of the location, is keeping Frog City fresh and beautiful with a recent c-store renovation and new gas pumps, and he focuses on customer service.

Giant Lollipops and Much, Much More at Busy Bee

November 1, 2017

Giant Lollipops and Much, Much More at Busy Bee

Busy Bee is headquartered in Madison, Florida, and includes two truckstops and 16 convenience stores located primarily in Florida. Busy Bee #14 in Jasper, Florida, has ten full-time employees and a leased Huddle House. Busy Bee #25 in Live Oaks, Florida, is a bustling 22,000 square feet.

A Destination Spot for the Professional Truck Driver and the Local Community in Columbia, South Carolina

June 30, 2017

A Destination Spot for the Professional Truck Driver and the Local Community in Columbia, South Carolina

This spring, TravelCenters of America (TA) opened a new Petro Stopping Center in Columbia, South Carolina. The 42,000-square-foot facility has eight diesel lanes, parking for 134 trucks, 10 showers, a CAT Scale, a Minute Mart convenience store, a very large game center, a t.v./movie room and a workout room.

Everyone is Important at Miller Oil Company

May 1, 2017

Everyone is Important at Miller Oil Company

Getting to know and engage with both employees and customers is the name of the game at the truckstops of Norfolk, Virginia-based Miller Oil Co.

New Management and New Ideas Flourish at All American Flying J

March 1, 2017

New Management and New Ideas Flourish at All American Flying J

For more than 50 years the All American Flying J Travel Plaza has been serving truck drivers and locals in Breezewood, Pennsylvania. Recently it has undergone many changes under the direction of new management. “Our primary business is real estate, building and selling, and we were originally contracted to sell it, but we ended up leasing it with the right to purchase,” said Bill Miller, chief operating officer.

Rebranding Success on Hat Six Travel Center

January 1, 2017

Rebranding Success on Hat Six Travel Center

Hat Six Travel Center, based in Evansville, Wyoming, has embraced the local flair, capitalized on convenience and identified three distinct customer bases, which is boosting sales and driving loyalty.

Silver's Travel Center Hits The Mark With A Re-Branding

November 1, 2016

Silver's Travel Center Hits The Mark With A Re-Branding

When Silver’s Travel Center rebranded its c-store location by franchising with On The Run by Circle K, it brought a new atmosphere to the store and led to a 15 percent increase in sales, which is particularly impressive because it is a down market.

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.

Food From the Best at Columbus West

June 30, 2016

Food From the Best at Columbus West

In the 11 years since it opened, Columbus West Travel Center in Columbus, Wisconsin, has grown from a convenience store to a full-service truckstop. “It started out as a convenience store and then as truck traffic increased, it was converted over to a truckstop by adding seven die­sel fueling positions, three showers, laundry, game room, lounge, Arby’s restaurant and hot food, prepared on site,” said owner Richard Sheard.

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.

Fuel, Fun and Root Beer Flavor in Knoxville, Tennessee

November 1, 2015

Fuel, Fun and Root Beer Flavor in Knoxville, Tennessee

With 175 parking spots, five service bays and 300 to 500 drivers coming through the door every day, Knoxville West TA Travel Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, keeps busy. “You know, we have a big piece of property, but my general manager and I make sure we touch each department every day,” said Sam Smith, vice president of operations.

Cookies and Rice Crispies at Pine Cone Travel Plaza

June 30, 2015

Cookies and Rice Crispies at Pine Cone Travel Plaza

For four decades Jim Glover has owned Pine Cone Restaurant in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. In late 1990, he also bought Pine Cone Travel Plaza.

Investing in Employees at Coffee Cup Fuel Stop

May 1, 2015

Investing in Employees at Coffee Cup Fuel Stop

At Coffee Cup Fuel Stops, cultivating long-term employees starts even before someone applies to the company.

Customers Are King at Gateway Travel Plaza

March 1, 2015

Customers Are King at Gateway Travel Plaza

At the family-owned Gateway Travel Plaza in Breezewood, Pennsylvania, the No. 1 priority is treating customers right. That emphasis starts at the top with the Bittner family—the location’s owners—and trickles down throughout the organization reaching every employee.

Innovation at Fontana Truck Stop Center

January 1, 2015

Innovation at Fontana Truck Stop Center

Located in one of the most popular trucking corridors in the U.S., Fontana Truck Stop Center is primed for success.

Sapp Bros. Adds Natural Gas

July 1, 2014

Sapp Bros. Adds Natural Gas

Sapp Bros.’ first location opened on June 7, 1971, in Omaha, Neb. Today there are 16 travel centers located in eight states. F rom the beginning, the company has always embraced new ideas and technology that would improve its offerings and better meet its customers’ needs. With this focus in mind, this year they added natural gas to one location in Lincoln, Neb., and are working on installing the second in Columbus, Neb. They are contemplating adding two more this year.

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.

Space Age Travel Center Focuses on Ease and Convenience

January 1, 2014

Space Age Travel Center Focuses on Ease and Convenience

Space Age Travel Center located off of Interstate 84 in Hermiston, Ore., sets itself apart by offering interesting merchandise, aggressive pricing, a variety of amenities and friendly employees. The mix works, and the location does over 50,000 diesel transactions and serves over 750,000 gas and c-store customers eachyear.

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