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Take Advantage of Holiday Sales

September 1, 2013

Take Advantage of Holiday Sales

The winter holidays bring additional sales opportunities for truckstops and travel plazas. Not only do locations see an increase in the number of four-wheeler passengers stopping in as they travel to be with friends and family, professional drivers are often on the look out for gifts for loved ones while they’re out on the road. And while Thanksgiving and Christmas are still a couple months away, now is the time to create sales strategies that will increase sales and profits.

FMCSA Proposes to Eliminate Daily Paperwork Burden for Commercial Drivers

August 19, 2013

FMCSA Proposes to Eliminate Daily Paperwork Burden for Commercial Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking public comment on a proposed rule to eliminate a burdeonsome daily paperwork requirement associated with filing Driver Vehicle Inspection reports (DVIRs).

Reminder: New Hours of Service Rule Effective July 1

June 10, 2013

Reminder: New Hours of Service Rule Effective July 1

Despite pending litigation, commercial truck drivers and companies must comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Association's revised Hours of Service (HOS) rule on July 1.

Federal Authorities Charge 28 With Defrauding Fleets in Truckstop Scheme

April 15, 2013

Federal Authorities Charge 28 With Defrauding Fleets in Truckstop Scheme

Federal authorities in Ohio recently charged 28 individuals with stealing a total of $1.7 million from U.S. trucking companies through a wire fraud and money laundering scheme played out at truckstops.

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.

Top House Transport Committee Members Ask LaHood to Delay HOS

March 25, 2013

Top House Transport Committee Members Ask LaHood to Delay HOS

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R.-Pa.) and ranking member Nick Rahall II (D.-W.Va.) joined with Representatives Tom Petri (R.-Wisc.) and Peter DeFazio (D.-Ore.) in asking Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to stay the implementation of the new Hours-of-Service rule until after the U.S. Court of Appeals rules on pending challenges.

Connecting with Truckstop Customers

March 1, 2013

Connecting with Truckstop Customers

To better understand their customers, truckstop and travel plaza operators are relying on old-fashioned, face-to- face customer service while also embracing technology to initiate conversations and engage with a customer base that is constantly on the move.

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

ATRI Seeks Driver Input on HOS Provisions

January 14, 2013

ATRI Seeks Driver Input on HOS Provisions

The American Transportation Research Institute, the research arm of the American Trucking Associations, is asking commercial drivers to weigh in on changes to the 34-hour restart provision of the federal hours-of-service rule set to take effect in July.

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.