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Three Things Truckstops Should Keep in Mind this Holiday Season

Three Things Truckstops Should Keep in Mind this Holiday Season

The holidays are approaching quickly, and the fourth quarter can be an ideal time to capture additional sales. “In reality, it might be one of the best years for us for holiday sales in a long time,” said Darren Schulte, vice president of membership for NATSO. Schulte sat down with Amy Toner, vice president of publishing and digital content, to discuss truckstop and travel plaza sales this holiday season More

Liberty Travel Plazas Unveils New Brand Name of Onvo and Playful Identity [Podcast]

Liberty Travel Plazas Unveils New Brand Name of Onvo and Playful Identity [Podcast]

NATSO's podcast was lucky enough to sit down with members of the Onvo leadership and their design firm to learn more about the big rebrand. More

Tips for Choosing the Right Cold Weather Fuel

Tips for Choosing the Right Cold Weather Fuel

It’s hard to imagine right now, but winter is not far off. Your fleet customers in cold-weather regions don’t need a reminder. They’ve been planning their winter fuel usage for weeks now. More

10 Ideas for Hiring at Your Truckstop

10 Ideas for Hiring at Your Truckstop

Finding and hiring quality staff is especially tough right now. To help truckstops succeed, NATSO has many hiring resources in our archives. More

Mobile App and Web Ordering at Truckstops and Travel Centers with Smooth Commerce [Podcast]

Mobile App and Web Ordering at Truckstops and Travel Centers with Smooth Commerce [Podcast]

Truckstop and travel center customers want to order ahead for pick-up and delivery at your location. This episode with Smooth Commerce will help you better understand why and how to offer it. More

NATSO Launches a COVID-19 Reopening Buyer’s Guide

NATSO Launches a COVID-19 Reopening Buyer’s Guide

NATSO's new COVID-19 Reopening Buyer’s Guide is your tool to find solutions to operate safely and profitably during the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. More

From Staffing to Diesel Pumps: Ideas to Grow Your Travel Center Business [Podcast]

From Staffing to Diesel Pumps: Ideas to Grow Your Travel Center Business [Podcast]

Don Quinn, NATSO Service’s vice president, and Darren Schulte, NATSO's vice president, membership, frequently consult for travel centers and truckstops. They help travel centers grow their business. Oftentimes, that means coming out and spending a few days onsite doing a complete evaluation, but it also means answering a lot of critical operational questions to help those expanding their travel center business or entering the market. In this episode, they explore some of the frequently asked questions they receive as they help those new to the industry. More

Truckstop and Travel Center Layout and Merchandising in the Time of COVID-19 [Podcast]

Truckstop and Travel Center Layout and Merchandising in the Time of COVID-19 [Podcast]

Retailers across the country are changing their layouts and display strategies to allow customers to quickly and safely shop while following social distancing guidelines. Should your truckstop make some of these changes? Darren Schulte, NATSO's vice president, membership contends that good truckstops and travel centers should use this time to re-evaluate their merchandising strategy. More

Invest in Billboards to Let Your Travel Center Customers Know You are Open

Invest in Billboards to Let Your Travel Center Customers Know You are Open

Interstate billboards give you exposure to large numbers of travelers every day and night. I believe that this is one of the most effective forms of advertising. More

 Food Offerings are Key in Professional Drivers’ Decisions on Where to Stop

Food Offerings are Key in Professional Drivers’ Decisions on Where to Stop

For professional drivers, food is often the thing that matters most for them when they are on the road. In a survey of 1,500 Check-Link drivers, more than half of respondents said a location’s food offerings, after fuel, are one of the most important things that drive their decisions on where to stop. More

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