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Eatonton Travel Center Appeals to Multiple Customer Types

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

Shaker Sangam, owner of Eatonton Travel Center in Eatonton, Georgia, really understands who his customers are and has carefully crafted his product mix to meet their needs. Eatonton isn’t a typical travel center in that it isn’t located along the interstate, and the offerings reflect the multiple types of customers who shop there.

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QuikTrip Travel Center Stands Out with Speed of Service

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

QuikTrip’s stores are clean, well stocked and filled with friendly faces waiting to help customers, but what stands out above all else is the speed of service. They have evaluated every aspect of the location and eliminated anything that slows the speed of the transaction.

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Tonkawa Trading Post is an Inviting and Fresh Travel Plaza in Oklahoma

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

Tonkawa Trading Post in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, is the third of Saqib Anwar’s travel center locations and his newest. Tonkawa Trading Post is another example of how owner Saqib Anwar uses clear, catchy signage to bring in multiple customer types.

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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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