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NATSO Blog: October 2013

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Essentials of Successful Truckstop Retail and Food Service Merchandising

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

We are seeing a lot of new independent and small regional operations coming into the market place.

Additionally, many operators are expanding and/or remodeling their locations, specifically focusing on the retail and food segment areas.

Read on for the 11 key essentials to keep top of mind when considering new operations and/or remodeling areas within your operation.

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: October 30, 2013

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

In today’s information-overloaded business world, we often find ourselves deluged with literally hundreds of news items from dozens of sources. While it is likely impossible to read every article and remain productive, by not doing so we risk missing the one article that could change a key business practice or thought process. And that is where the NATSO Foundation’s newest publication, Biz Brief, provides assistance! The NATSO Foundation's Biz Brief is a daily collection of the most relevant business intelligence for truckstop and travel plaza operators.

While we think the Biz Brief is a must-read every day, if you only read ten news articles this week, these ten most-clicked Biz Brief articles are the ten to read.

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What is an Electronic Logging Device?

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Marketing & Retail, Technology

Although electronic logging devices (ELDs) will not be mandated until late 2015/early 2016, now is the time for travel plazas and truckstops to learn about this technology sure to have a big impact on our industry.

Here are the high points that every travel plaza and truckstop operator and their front-of-house staff should know.

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{NATSO News Weekly} October 28, 2013

Federal Reserve Files Appeal in Swipe Fee Litigation and more...

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: October 23, 2013

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

In today’s information-overloaded business world, we often find ourselves deluged with literally hundreds of news items from dozens of sources. While it is likely impossible to read every article and remain productive, by not doing so we risk missing the one article that could change a key business practice or thought process. And that is where the NATSO Foundation’s newest publication, Biz Brief, provides assistance! The NATSO Foundation's Biz Brief is a daily collection of the most relevant business intelligence for truckstop and travel plaza operators.

While we think the Biz Brief is a must-read every day, if you only read ten news articles this week, these ten most-clicked Biz Brief articles are the ten to read.

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NATSO Member Love Notes: Biz Brief

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

One of our favorite things at NATSO is to receive feedback from members. Whether it is a comment on our website, a phone call or an email, input from members is always shared with all staff and used to guide decisions on member products and knowledge resources. You all are an opinionated bunch—and we like it!

Of course, we especially appreciate it when you write us a love letter about a program or service that you like and we can’t help but share them. From time to time, we’ll be highlighting some of our favorite love letters here on the blog.

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The NATSO Show Magazine: October Issue

Posted in: Truckstop Business, The NATSO Show

The September issue of The NATSO Show magazine is out! For two and half days, the industry gathers to find knowledge, solutions and connections at The NATSO Show. Just like The NATSO Show, The NATSO Show Magazine is your source for solutions to improve your travel plaza business operations and for information on trends affecting the industry to help you make future-focused business decisions.

Each month The NATSO Show magazine brings you exclusive interviews, great ideas, location highlights and tips for how best to take advantage of The NATSO Show.

Read the latest issue using the links below.

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{NATSO News Weekly} October 21, 2013

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Human Trafficking Victim to Speak at The NATSO Show and more...

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How To Communicate With Cashiers And Front-Of-House Staff at Your Truckstop

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

During our recent visits to members in south Texas and Louisiana, we were frequently asked by members how best to communicate with cashiers.

Creating a robust communication program takes time, energy and commitment.

I’ll go ahead and list the 10 key communication vehicles that worked for me, but I would appreciate others adding to the list and sharing what works for them in the comments.

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: October 16, 2013

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

In today’s information-overloaded business world, we often find ourselves deluged with literally hundreds of news items from dozens of sources. While it is likely impossible to read every article and remain productive, by not doing so we risk missing the one article that could change a key business practice or thought process. And that is where the NATSO Foundation’s newest publication, Biz Brief, provides assistance! The NATSO Foundation's Biz Brief is a daily collection of the most relevant business intelligence for truckstop and travel plaza operators.

While we think the Biz Brief is a must-read every day, if you only read ten news articles this week, these ten most-clicked Biz Brief articles are the ten to read.

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