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NATSO Blog: December 2012

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Thank You From NATSO's Chairman's Circle Members

Posted in: Industry Trends & News, Thought Leader

During the holiday season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible.

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Let Your Vendor Partners Be Your Partner

Posted in: Truckstop Business

Your vendor partners feel much of the same challenges and they want you to be successful. The more you sell the more they sell.

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Customers: Are the Locals Loyal to Your Truckstop

Posted in: Truckstop Business

With the rise of social tools like Foursquare, Groupon, Twitter, and Facebook among the many others, independent operators have the potential to level the playing field between themselves, the national and regional chains.

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Need a Drop-In Sustainability Solution For Your Customers? Choose Biodiesel Blends

Posted in: Thought Leader, Biodiesel

While the nation needs a diversified fuel strategy, biodiesel continues to be the drop-in fuel choicefor retail fuel infrastructure and fleet engines.

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One Dozen Ideas to Reduce Shrink at Your Truckstop Immediately

Posted in: Great Ideas, Truckstop Business, Darren's Great Ideas for Independent Operators

Don't wait until after your audit results to take acation. Below are a dozen things you can do immediately to reduce your shrink loss. Remember, paperwork errors typically account for 1% to 2% of your variation, customers 5% to 7%, vendors 7% to 10% and employees a whopping 80% to 90%. A busy, happy employee is usually less of an issue.

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{NATSO News Weekly} December 17, 2012

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

Virginians rally against tolls, new session added at The NATSO Show and more...

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Be Prepared for Emergencies

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Thought Leader

There are numerous ways you can and should prepare for emergencies.

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Accessible Routes at Truckstops: Cross Slopes and Running Slopes

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Thought Leader, Americans with Disabilities Act

We begin our series on the top 20 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance issues seen in truckstops and travel plazas by discussing accessible routes. I’ll give you tips on how to measure cross slopes and running slopes along accessible routes from parking spaces and public right-of-ways.

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In November on NATSO's Blog

One-a-day truckstop marketing, ADA regulations and more...

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How to Take Advantage of Holiday Traffic at Your Truckstop

Posted in: Great Ideas, Truckstop Business, Darren's Great Ideas for Independent Operators

Are you advertising that you are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Christmas? Are your Christmas decorations up? Make sure you are prepared for the holiday season.

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