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NATSO Blog: December 2013

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{NATSO News Weekly} December 30, 2013

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Tolling, Highway Funding Topped NATSO's 2013 Concerns

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Ten Ways to Get Customers to Come Inside From the Fuel Islands

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

To increase the likelihood that fueling customers will make the 100-foot trek into the main building from the gasoline islands, you need to be hitting on all cylinders when it comes to the fundamentals. Plus, try these additional 10 helpful hints to help increase the chances your gasoline customers will come in and buy.

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: December 25, 2013

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.

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NATSO Member Love Notes: The Truck Stops Here Blog

Posted in: Truckstop Business

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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{NATSO News Weekly} December 23, 2013

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Discounted Hotel Rooms for The NATSO Show Expire Thursday

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Stop Watch Archives: Optimize Your Odds

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Marketing & Retail, Technology

Even half a cent per gallon can add up to thousands of dollars for fleets, which is why more and more carriers are relying on fuel optimization software to direct them to locations where they can get the most bang for their buck.

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: December 18, 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.

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Retailers Should Prepare Now for Chip-Based Credit Card Standards

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Technology

Payment industry experts generally agree that a chip-based standard, also called EMV, for credit cards will come to the U.S., but predictions of when and in what form vary. While there is no government-enforced mandate at this time, Visa and MasterCard have come out with directives on implementing smart card technologies, and more announcements will likely come.

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Truckstop Training: Seven Steps to Eliminate Discrimination and Harassment

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Human Resources

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{NATSO News Weekly} December 18, 2013

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Senate Likely to Consider Minimum Wage Increase in 2014

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