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NATSO's Domestic Study Tour Visits Lee Hi Travel Plaza

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Leadership & Strategy

September 14 - 15, 2016 the NATSO Foundation is taking truckstop operators to Lexington, Va. to tour best-in-class truckstops during NATSO's Domestic Study Tour.

Study Tour attendees will tour Lee Hi Travel Plaza in Lexington, Virginia along with Fairfield BP and White's Travel Center.

Established in 1959, Lee Hi Travel Plaza is owned by Bobby Berkstresser.


Lee Hi Travel Plaza was featured on the Travel Channel's Show Food Paradise or Truck Stop Paradise, as the show was temporarily renamed for the episode.


The truckstop has a barber shop, christian chapel and paved parking for 330 trucks.


It is known for its adundance of regional specialities including cheese made five miles away, apple butter made by the local volunteer fire department and honey that is made five miles away. The location sells Virginia peanuts and, during certain times of the year, salted Virginia hams. Fried pies, delivered by a Monnonite bakery, are a best seller at Lee Hi Travel Plaza. A Mennonite bakery delivers the pies twice a week.



Lee Hi works with LargeCarMag to host a truck show, with the most recent show featuring 200 trucks. 


Don't miss the chance to hear about what makes Lee Hi Travel Plaza so successful in person. The attendee registration fee for the Domestic Study Tour is $700 for members and $1,000 for non-members. Click here to learn more and register for NATSO's Domestic Study Tour 2016


Photos Credit: Ira Wexler/NATSO and Lee Hi Travel Plaza

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Amy Toner

Amy Toner

Toner markets NATSO products, services and meetings. She is the content editor of NATSO's core websites, Stop Watch magazine and Highway Business Matters biweekly articles. In addition, she provides creative services across all departments. Toner joined NATSO in 2006. Prior to joining the association, she served as director of membership services at an association for ambulatory surgery centers. Toner lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and son.

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