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Truckstop Travels

January 1, 2017

Truckstop Travels

Darren Schulte, NATSO vice president of membership, frequently visits NATSO members to review their locations and offers impactful merchandising and operational improvements. He periodically shares stories about the great retailers he visits on the blog. Here is snap shot of just a few.

Focusing on Safety at Your Truckstop Boosts Employee Morale and Cuts Costs

June 30, 2016

Focusing on Safety at Your Truckstop Boosts Employee Morale and Cuts Costs

At Sapp Bros. safety starts with its safety mission that is hanging up in every location: Sustain zero accidents by providing a safe environment worked in by safety minded employees.

A Day in the Life of a Truckstop Operator: Mark Russell

March 10, 2013

A Day in the Life of a Truckstop Operator: Mark Russell

Industry suppliers know that understanding their customers increases service levels in addition to profits. While no two days are ever exactly the same for truckstop and travel plaza operators, Highway Business Matters sat down with Mark Russell, director of operations for Russell’s Truck and Travel Center 2, near Amarillo, Texas to learn about a typical day.

Cars, Carrots and Christian Faith in Glenrio, N.M.

March 1, 2013

Cars, Carrots and Christian Faith in Glenrio, N.M.

Russell’s Truck and Travel Center 2 has it all—a business built on Christian values, a one-in-a-million car museum, a family of owners skilled in grocery items and even a director of operations that sleeps on location.

How Do You Combat Shrinkage in Your Store?

November 1, 2012

How Do You Combat Shrinkage in Your Store?

By far our best asset protection is our employees.

A Day in the Life of a Truckstop Operator: Tristen Griffith

September 15, 2012

A Day in the Life of a Truckstop Operator: Tristen Griffith

Emails, phone calls, employees, guests, vendors, spreadsheets and financials are always a continuous work in progress.

Share Your Expertise in Stop Watch Magazine

January 23, 2012

Share Your Expertise in Stop Watch Magazine

“What are the little things you do to improve the appearance of your truckstop or travel plaza?”