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Guthrie Travel Center Grabs Customers with Graphics

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

Guthrie Travel Center in Guthrie, Oklahoma, is a modern location with compelling signage that draws people inside and helps them find their way around the store.

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Apparel Sells at Dodge City Petro Travel Plaza

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

Apparel is a growing category for many NATSO members, and Dodge City Petro in Dodge City, Alabama, has created a successful apparel program.

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Displays and Themes Reign Supreme at Dodge City Petro Travel Plaza

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

When it comes to succeeding in retail, it is important to make a location memorable and also make it easy to shop. Dodge City Petro in Dodge City, Alabama, has done both, which is getting customers through the door and making them want to return.

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Dodge City Petro Travel Plaza Excels at Retail

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

Keith Wade, vice president of operations at Dodge City Petro in Dodge City, Alabama, has an extensive background in the retail industry, and it shows. When I visited the location, I was struck by how well Wade and the location’s owner, Jim Hays, manage SKUs, theme the location and draw in customers with their unique offerings.

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Great Things are Happening at Travel Centers: From Unique Offerings to Strong Signage

Posted in: Great Ideas, Truckstop Travels

One of the top benefits of being a NATSO member is the huge amount of peer-to-peer learning that takes place throughout the year. With that learning goal in mind, NATSO's blog is full of great ideas and best practices provided directly from truckstops and travel centers.

No matter what solution you’re looking for, the odds are, someone has faced a similar challenge or shared a solution.

Here are some of the great ideas in action at NATSO member locations across the country.

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Reno Junction Travel Plaza Serves the Community and Travelers

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

Reno Junction Travel Plaza in Gillette, Wyoming, brings an element of fun to the travel plaza industry while also meeting the needs of a wide range of customers.

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Oasis Travel Center Does Retail Right

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

Oasis Travel Center in Robertsdale, Alabama, is a sight to see and a perfect example of a thriving retail operation. It is unique, memorable destination that is sure to make you smile.

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Easy Access, Clear Signage Make Get-n-Go a Success

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

Get-n-Go in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a great example of the new breed of travel center. It has a robust grab-and-go-food program and an exceptional looking store but features limited parking and fuel islands. We are seeing more and more locations like this, and Get-n-Go is a beautiful location that is attracting professional drivers, local workers and travelers, and racking up gallons.

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Florida 595 Truck Stop Is a Haven for Drivers

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

Truckstops and travel plazas often serve as a home away from home for drivers, but Florida 595 Truck Stop in Davie, Florida, kicks it up a notch and offers drivers delicious food, a place to unwind and an opportunity to relax under the palm trees in the Florida sun.

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A Local Focus and Commitment to Customers Drives Success at Big Boy’s

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At Big Boy’s Truck Stop in Kenly, North, Carolina, the personal touches and amazing people make everyone feel welcome. Owners Wendi and Walter Powell are always out from behind the counter, engaging with customers and inspiring their staff.

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