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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.

Technology Works to Speed Fuel Transactions at Truckstops

March 1, 2017

Technology Works to Speed Fuel Transactions at Truckstops

With increased demands on drivers and hours-of-service regulations, professional drivers are eager to stop for what they need and get back on the road as quickly as possible. Locations are offering more convenient food options and working to speed transactions inside the store, but many have been limited with what they could do on the fuel islands.

Park My Truck App Launched for Drivers

October 4, 2016

Park My Truck App Launched for Drivers

The NATSO Foundation, NATSO, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) on Oct. 3 launched a new mobile app designed to help the nation’s truck drivers more easily find truck parking.

Five Tips for Attracting Hispanic Consumers to Your Restaurant

March 1, 2015

Five Tips for Attracting Hispanic Consumers to Your Restaurant

Not only are Hispanics the nation’s largest minority group, they are the fastest growing, according to a 2012 report by the research firm Nielsen. As this segment continues to grow, so will its impact on retailers. The research firm Technomic reported that by 2060, Hispanics are expected to comprise 31 percent of Americans. Hispanic Americans are a fast-changing population in terms of both demographics and in their needs and desires as consumers, Technomic reported. To stay relevant, retailers, particularly foodservice operators, need to stay current on the expectations of this market segment.

The Changing Face Of The Truck Driver

March 1, 2015

The Changing Face Of The Truck Driver

The demographics among new truck drivers are beginning to shift, making way for a new generation of drivers that are more diverse. The industry is also working to attract a growing number of veterans and cater to drivers that are older than the average American worker.

Today's Driver At A Glance [Infographic]

March 1, 2015

Today's Driver At A Glance [Infographic]

The average driver's age is 46.5-four years above the medium for the workforce as a whole.

RoadPro® Brands Launches Pro Driver Council

April 22, 2014

RoadPro® Brands Launches Pro Driver Council

In order to better understand professional drivers, Palmyra, Pa.-based RoadPro Brands, a division of NATSO Chairman's Circle member DAS Companies Inc., has created the Pro Driver Council, which the company said will give drivers a voice in the development and communication of RoadPro products. RoadPro is comprised of more than a dozen brands that are designed to bring the comforts of home to those that are on the go.