Roger Cole

Roger Cole

Roger Cole serves as edior of the NATSO Foundation's Biz Brief. The Biz Brief is a daily e-newsletter created to provide readers with business intelligence tailored specifically for truckstop and travel plaza owners and operators. Cole shifts through hundreds of news sources daily, selects the most relevant and timely news and then editorially distills it into a must-read briefing.

Biz Brief’s 2016 Predictions for the Truckstop Industry

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Leadership & Strategy

It is time, once again, for the Nostradamus of nozzles to take some scintillating stabs at what 2016 and beyond might hold for our travel center industry. (For a walk down memory lane, see what the cystal ball held in 2015 and 2014.)

First, the easy ones. States will keep up the steady drumbeat of tolling as they search for ways to fund infrastructure projects absent an increase in federal gasoline taxes. And speaking of taxes, many states will follow the lead of a dozen or more of their fellow taxing authorities in 2015 and raise motor fuel taxes in 2016. Little chance of that happening on a federal level, however.

Biz Brief’s 2015 Predictions for the Truckstop Industry

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

It is once again that time to experience the prescient clairvoyance of Biz Brief to look out into the future. Below are just a few of the topics that we see coming into clearer view in next year’s Biz Brief offerings.

What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: November 12, 2014

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

700-Year Old 'Truckstop' Discovered and more...

What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: October 22, 2014

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

Bulk DEF Prices Climb and more...

What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: September 30, 2014

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

Pilot Proposes New Financing and more...