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NATSO Blog: April 2013

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{NATSO News Weekly} April 29, 2013

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

U.S. Chamber Says Higher Gas Taxes Necessary to Fund Infrastructure, National Truck Parking Reservation System Under Development and more...

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{NATSO News Weekly} April 22, 2013

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Tolling, NATSO comments on EPA's Proposal and more...

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What is the Target Market for Electronic Cigarettes?

Posted in: Truckstop Business

49.5% of E-Cig users purchased their first e-cigarette online due to a lack of saturation in the market.

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Plan of Action to Add Popcorn to Your Truckstop

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

As our industry trends to more robust food service offerings covering full-service restaurants, quick-service offerings and grab and go, it is important not to forget the smaller offerings that can generate exceptional sales and profitability.

One of those offerings in popcorn; yes popcorn. Some locations are selling popcorn and other locations have done it in the past. Results may vary because of how the program is executed. It is imperative to have a plan of action when you implement a popcorn program.

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Truckstop Biodiesel Pump Labeling Requirements Unraveled

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

When your customers pull up to the diesel pump, they want to know exactly what they are getting. Clearly posting your price and the diesel grade are part of your every day operation. Biodiesel pump label requirements give travel centers an opportunity to easily integrate biodiesel blends.

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{NATSO News Weekly} April 15, 2013

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Scheme to fraud fleets, pump labeling rules and more...

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Curb Ramps with Greater Than the Allowable Slopes

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Americans with Disabilities Act

We continue our series on the top 20 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance issues seen in truck stops and travel plazas by discussing curb ramps. Are your curb ramps compliant?

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International Retailers Focus on Fresh Food

Posted in: Truckstop Business, International

For the most part the programs that have been embraced are those that ‘craft’ the food—creating the perception of VERY FRESH FOOD programs. It is a lot like Starbucks and/or Panera Bread where the product arrives in a box and then is thawed and ‘crafted’ to appear fresh.

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How Can We Market Our Bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid?

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Fuel and Trucking, Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Since the product in the 2.5 gallon jugs are branded with attractive packaging, what can we do to advertise the brand value of DEF at the pump?

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Attendance at Day on Capitol Hill Matters to Your Legislators

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

I have attended the Day on the Hill event for over ten years. After my first year, I was hooked. Not only did I surprise myself and do quite well, I did have a sense of civic pride because this is how Congress works and a very effective way to get our company’s and our industry’s positions out to key legislation.

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