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Truckstop Operators Fill The Room with Great Ideas at NATSO's Conference

November 1, 2017

Truckstop Operators Fill The Room with Great Ideas at NATSO's Conference

The sharing took place during the Great Ideas! for Independent Operators Workshop during The NATSO Show 2017, and operators tackled everything from food service to point-of-sale technology.

Consumers Slowly Embrace Mobile Payments; Locations Prepare For The Future

May 1, 2016

Consumers Slowly Embrace Mobile Payments; Locations Prepare For The Future

A growing number of companies are offering mobile-payment applications, and although the majority of consumers still rely on traditional payment methods, some truckstop and travel plaza operators are preparing for the future and embracing the technology now.

Trucks Of The Future Will Take Some Decision Making Away From Drivers

March 1, 2016

Trucks Of The Future Will Take Some Decision Making Away From Drivers

Advances in technology are changing everything from how we interact with friends and family to products we buy. Technology is also bringing significant changes to Class 8 trucks, and the trucks of the future are likely to use autonomous technologies, such as adaptive cruise control systems, self-steering technology and vehicle-to-vehicle communication. Those advances will take decisions out of the hands of drivers and leave them to the vehicle and could, potentially, make driverless trucks a thing of the future.

15 Consumer Trends Shaping Retail Operations Today And in the Future from Coca Cola [Infographic]

March 1, 2016

15 Consumer Trends Shaping Retail Operations Today And in the Future from Coca Cola [Infographic]

Being in the retail business, consumer trends greatly shape the truckstop and travel plaza business. During NATSO’s fall board meeting, Coca-Cola shared these key consumer trends. Truckstop operators should read them and take note on how they will impact their business—both today and five years from now.

8 Tips for Success from Entrepreneurial Leader Bill Taylor

January 1, 2016

8 Tips for Success from Entrepreneurial Leader Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor is an expert on how owners can thrive in today’s competitive market and not only will he be sharing his expertise as a keynote speaker at The NATSO Show.

Upcoming “EMV Shift” – What Truckstop & Travel Plaza Operators Should Know

September 14, 2015

Upcoming “EMV Shift” – What Truckstop & Travel Plaza Operators Should Know

Recent data breaches have brought the issue of data security to the top of many merchants’ radar screens. In particular, NATSO has received a number of questions from truckstop owners and operators regarding the October 1, 2015 “EMV Shift” – this refers to Visa and MasterCard’s plans to begin aligning credit and debit cards in the United States with those companies’ proprietary chip technology. This article answers to some of the key questions regarding this important topic.

Truckstop of the Future

June 30, 2015

Truckstop of the Future

To stay relevant, businesses have to change as their customers change. New innovations can drive sales and create convenience, and the truckstops and travel plazas of the future will embrace improvements that will enhance the customers’ experience.

President Signs Executive Order to Protect Payment Security

October 20, 2014

President Signs Executive Order to Protect Payment Security

In a move designed to encourage improved data and payment security nationwide, President Barack Obama on Oct. 17 signed an executive order establishing government adoption of technology and resources to better protect consumer credit, transactions and identity theft.

New Payment Technologies at Truckstops Boost Customer Service

April 18, 2013

New Payment Technologies at Truckstops Boost Customer Service

From rfid to paypal, truckstop operators are giving customers more ways to pay while moving them in and out of the location faster

Love’s Travel Stops to Complete Addition of RFID

April 15, 2013

Love’s Travel Stops to Complete Addition of RFID

Love’s Travel Stops announced it is completing the addition of a radio frequency ID, or RFID, -enabled payment system at its travel stop locations.

Gilbarco and PayPal Bring Mobile Payments to the Pump

February 18, 2013

Gilbarco and PayPal Bring Mobile Payments to the Pump

Gilbarco Veeder-Root and PayPal have teamed up to make PayPal an accepted payment method at tens of thousands of fueling stations around the U.S. Gilbarco said the move will allow retailers to connect more effectively with customers and simplify the way people pay for fuel and purchase in-store items. Through the partnership, Gilbarco gains access to a new user base--PayPal’s 125 million global users and the 55 million Americans who use a PayPal account right now, while also giving merchants using Gilbarco's equipment the ability to sell additional items through PayPal Wallet.

NCR to Acquire Retalix for $650 Million

December 3, 2012

NCR to Acquire Retalix for $650 Million

NCR Corp. said it will acquire Retalix for approximately $650 million.

PingHd, Digital Sign Provider, To Offer Webinars

October 23, 2012

PingHd, Digital Sign Provider, To Offer Webinars

NATSO allied member Ping HD is offering three webinars.

EFS Acquires T-Chek Systems, Inc.

October 17, 2012

EFS Acquires T-Chek Systems, Inc.

Electronic Funds Source, LLC, (EFS) announced it has acquired T-Chek Systems, Inc. (T-Chek) for $302.5 million in cash.

Burger King Corp. Launches Mobile Payments Pilot Program

July 2, 2012

Burger King Corp. Launches Mobile Payments Pilot Program

Burger King Corp. has launched a mobile payments pilot program.

Easy Payments Cardless Fueling Coming Soon to a Station Near You

January 1, 2012

Easy Payments Cardless Fueling Coming Soon to a Station Near You

Jenny Love Meyer, director of communications for Love’s, said RFID creates a competitive advantage for the chain. “We know that the drivers and the fuel managers prefer not to deal with cards. The possibility of eliminating cards is a big convenience for the customers and it reduces the chance for fuel thefts to occur,” Meyer said.

What magazines, blogs or websites do you read?

November 1, 2011

What magazines, blogs or websites do you read?

“The First Thing I Read is Stop Watch.”

Skim Scam, A High-Tech Method of Theft and Fraud

September 1, 2011

Skim Scam, A High-Tech Method of Theft and Fraud

A high-tech method of theft and fraud emerges.

Grant Opportunities Available for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

July 1, 2011

Grant Opportunities Available for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

For truckstops and travel plazas, installing electric vehicle charging stations can help tap into a new and increasing customer base.

Put Your Truckstop on the Map

May 1, 2011

Put Your Truckstop on the Map

Claim your listing on Google Places And Google Maps.

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