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Truckstops Use Private Labeling to Build Loyalty and Boost Profits

Truckstops Use Private Labeling to Build Loyalty and Boost Profits Members Only Join or Login

Private labeling of products can increase profits as well as customer loyalty. More

Truckstop Advice: How to Work with Local Government on Exit Closing & Road Changes

Truckstop Advice: How to Work with Local Government on Exit Closing & Road Changes Members Only Join or Login

Highway repairs and road closures are often an inconvenience, but for truckstop and travel plaza operators, traffic detours or delays can result in a significant decrease in revenue. What’s more, changes to exits or traffic patterns can create long-term disruptions that can leave businesses at a permanent disadvantage. There are several steps operators can take to make the process easier, said David Fialkov, vice president of government relations and legislative and regulatory counsel for NATSO. “One thing you should always do is introduce yourself and get to know the local project manager who is going to be overseeing the operation and make sure that you get well acquainted with him or her,” he said. “That individual is the type of person who can make your life better or worse depending on the degree he or she agrees with you.” More

Sens. Grassley, Wyden Introduce Tax Extenders Legislation

U.S. Senate Finance Committee leaders on Feb. 28 introduced legislation to extend the biodiesel tax credit and a variety of other tax provisions that expired in 2017. The legislation provides for a two-year extension covering activities (i.e., biodiesel blending) that occurred in 2018 and 2019. More

Reflections on a Successful NATSO Connect

Exceptional is the word that I believe best describes NATSO Connect 2019. Lisa Mullings, NATSO’s CEO and president, and all of her staff have to be thrilled with the success of this year’s event. I would name everyone, but I might inadvertently leave someone out. Congratulations to all as NATSO Connect matures and improves. More

Ideas for Private Labeling at Your Truckstop [Infographic]

Opportunities to private label products exist throughout a truckstop and travel plaza. More

Jubitz Travel Center Stands Out As a Top Employer Members Only Join or Login

Focusing on employees is a top priority at Jubitz Travel Center in Portland, Oregon, and the company was rewarded for its efforts with a 2018 Top Workplaces honor from The Oregonian newspaper. NATSO sat down with Tom Faricy, director of people services at Jubitz Corp., to learn more about how the company keeps its employees front and center. More

Three Ways Port Auto Boosted Sales and Increased Efficiency Through a Fresh Look

Sean Momin, vice president of operations for Port Auto Truck Stop, has extensive experience in the truckstop and travel plaza industry, but he said bringing in a fresh set of eyes through NATSO’s retail review helped him see the business differently. As a result, he has made small, meaningful changes that have boosted sales and profits. More

Local Favorites on the Go

Sometimes the best ideas come from outside the industry. More

NATSO President and CEO Discusses Truck Parking

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings yesterday sent an email to NATSO members regarding several blog and other online publications that reported on brief comments she made about truck parking during a panel discussion at NATSO Connect. More

Contours of Infrastructure Debate Take Shape

Despite more headline-grabbing news regarding President Trump's personal attorney and U.S. relations with North Korea, there has been subtle yet steady progress surrounding infrastructure legislation in recent days. More