Save Time and Improve Focus With Checklists

Checklists may seem simple, but they are a powerful tool. Some might even say they are a GREAT IDEA. Pilots use them before takeoff. Surgeons use them to save lives. Event planners use them to make sure every production goes off without a hitch. Checklists are everywhere and are used to maintain safety, improve operations and communicate information. If you’re not already using them in your business, you should.

Not only can checklists make your business more organized and efficient, they can help create a strategy for getting things done and make it easier to delegate tasks. They ensure key tasks aren’t forgotten and that the business will run smoothly and efficiently, and every organization needs to rely on the humble checklist. But not all checklists are created equal, so NATSO has created five lists to help you improve and streamline your operations. 

Download the checklists by clicking here.


This article originally ran in Stop Watch magazineStop Watch provides in-depth content to assist NATSO members in improving their travel plaza business operations.

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Darren Schulte

Darren Schulte serves as Vice President of Membership at NATSO. In this role, he directs recruitment, retention and customer service for truckstop and travel plaza members. He is also responsible for developing NATSO products and programs, particularly those relating to education, research and training for truckstop and travel plaza operators. Schulte also leads NATSO's Profitable Retail Review program. A Profitable Retail Review is a custom assessment of your truckstop, including recommendations for every aspect of your facility, from actionable ideas to improve revenue to tactical ways to improve your net operating costs. Schulte joined NATSO with nearly three decades of experience in truckstop and travel plaza operations and merchandising. Schulte has worked for: Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores, HESS Corporation, Petro Stopping Centers, and TSC Global/Barjan LLC.More
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