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Your Travel Center Should Prepare Now for the 2020 EMV Shift to Avoid Increased Liability

Your Travel Center Should Prepare Now for the 2020 EMV Shift to Avoid Increased Liability

Do you have any idea what the impact of the EMV liability shift is going to be at your location if you are not complaint? The shift of liability drops on Oct. 1, 2020, in the retail world. That includes us, truckstop and travel center operators. More

NATSO’s Jeff Hove Discusses Biofuels on Convenience Matters

NATSO’s Jeff Hove Discusses Biofuels on Convenience Matters

Jeff Hove, vice president of NATSO’s Alternative Fuels Council, recently shared his industry insight on the alternative fuels market on the podcast Convenience Matters. More

Experiential Elements in Spades at Oasis Travel Center

Experiential Elements in Spades at Oasis Travel Center

In this premier episode of The Truck Stops Here, we have the distinct pleasure of interviewing Dale Elks, General Manager about their unique truckstop. More

How Can My Travel Center Take Advantage of the Biodiesel Tax Credit?

How Can My Travel Center Take Advantage of the Biodiesel Tax Credit?

In late December, President Trump signed legislation that retroactively renewed the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit and extended it through 2022. It marked an enormous victory for not only the travel center industry, but also for the environment and America's truck drivers and consumers. Importantly, it allows diesel retailers to receive significant profits from blending bio into their diesel. Let’s take a look at what this means from an individual truckstop or travel plaza owner operator’s perspective. More

Blaze a Trail with NATSO’s Programs at NATSO Connect

Blaze a Trail with NATSO’s Programs at NATSO Connect

This year at NATSO Connect we are again turning the traditional NATSO booth on its head and turning it into a three spot NATSO Campground! More

Trail’s Travel Center Pays Special Tribute to Veterans

Trail’s Travel Center Pays Special Tribute to Veterans

Trail’s Travel Center created a special gesture on Veteran’s Day to honor those who have served. NATSO connected with Cathy Purdie, director of marketing and strategic development for the location and Ken Fluth, Iron Skillet manager, to learn more about their event.  More

Welcome Professional Drivers by Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Welcome Professional Drivers by Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Do you ever wonder why your location’s retail/food conversion rates from the back court (diesel fueling lanes) are so low even though a very large percentage of professional divers come into your store to either get a receipt and/or to use the restrooms? Here are five ways to determine how welcoming you are to the professional drivers stopping at your location. More

The Truth About Biodiesel

The Truth About Biodiesel

Fleets’ usage of biodiesel is becoming more common but perhaps you’re still hearing some concerns. Here’s the truth: Biodiesel is worth learning about and I can dispel some of the myths you’re hearing. More

Truckstop Trends: Boost Profits with Dynamic Pricing at Your Travel Center

Truckstop Trends: Boost Profits with Dynamic Pricing at Your Travel Center

Dynamic pricing according to the dictionary “is the practice of varying the price for a product or service to reflect changing market conditions, in particular the charging of a higher price at a time of greater demand.” Here are some travel center-specific generic theoretical examples of dynamic pricing to get you thinking. More

11 Best Practices for Adding Fuel Lanes to Your Travel Center

11 Best Practices for Adding Fuel Lanes to Your Travel Center

Adding fuel lanes can help operators accommodate more traffic and draw in customers, but there are several key factors operators should consider when expanding their fuel offerings. Here are 11 best practices to employ when adding them to your location. More

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