What piece of technology or technology tools help you?

"We have two truckstops in New Orleans, and I find the use of LogMeIn (www.logmein.com) is invaluable. It allows me to inspect all of our companies’ workstations and to update critical software from my desk. It also allows me to help our workers fix or resolve computer issues without having to be on-site."
—John Callegari, Maloney Cinque Ltd., New Orleans, La.

"Google Calendar helps synchronize appointments and sends a text message to my phone 15minutes before everything so I don’t miss anything. Surveillance cameras at my point of sales and throughout the truckstop, linked to a computer DVR, help manage drive-offs, shrink and my employees."
—Sean Flynn, Flynn’s Truck Plaza, Shrewsbury, Mass.

"One of my favorite tools is Evernote. Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small using your computer, phone and the Web. I’m constantly reading blogs and articles online. I use the Evernote Web Clipper to store the content in Evernote for future use. When reading a magazine, I take a picture using the app on my iPhone rather than tearing out the page. I also use Evernote for remembering personal things such as my husband’s shoe size, gift ideas and the label of a bottle of wine that I want to order again."
—Amy Toner, NATSO Inc., Alexandria, Va.


This article originally ran in Stop Watch magazineStop Watch provides in-depth content to assist NATSO members in improving their travel plaza business operations and provides context on trends and news affecting the industry.

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Amy Toner

Toner markets NATSO products, services and meetings. She is the content editor of NATSO's core websites, Stop Watch magazine and Highway Business Matters biweekly articles. In addition, she provides creative services across all departments. Toner joined NATSO in 2006. Prior to joining the association, she served as director of membership services at an association for ambulatory surgery centers. Toner lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and son. More
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