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NATSO Blog: June 2013

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15 Items Every Truckstop Operator Should Check Daily

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

With summer drive in full swing, I thought I would revisit one of our more popular blog posts and expand on it with some additional details.

Outside store appearance is a large factor on how many customers move from the fuel islands to inside the store, thus giving you the potential to make a sale. Breaking it down further, you could say that besides your posted fuel price, it may be the reason someone pulls into your operation in the first place. We have all heard the phrase curb appeal. Practicing it is critical on all three shifts.

Once the customer is inside your operation additional evaluation takes place as well. Restroom cleanliness, store clutter, team member friendliness and service as well as other sensory observations that impact smell, sight and hearing are rapidly taking place. Most experts believe that the average person coming into a fueling location is spending less than three minutes in your operation once they have fueled. It is tough to make a sale in so little time and thus, imperative that you get as many potential customers inside your operation as possible.

Click Read More to learn 15 specific items to check DAILY during your managerial walk through.

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: June 26

Posted in: Truckstop Business

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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Collaborating With NATSO And Your Peers

Posted in: Great Ideas, Truckstop Business

Sometimes in the rush of our day to day responsibilities, we forget that we can rely on each other for help. Are you aware that you have the best networking opportunities available to you by simply being a NATSO member? Learn and grow from what other NATSO operators have experienced. Ask questions, and don’t forget that the NATSO team is always here for you. NATSO is working every day to make sure you have a wealth of information at your finger tips. Take a look at these benefits and see what works for you by Read More below.

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{NATSO News Weekly} June 24, 2013

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Fuel Tax Changes Take Effect in Several States July 1 and more NATSO News Weekly stories...

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What Is An E-Cig?

Posted in: Truckstop Business

With pending regulation from the FDA and big tobacco jumping in on the action, electronic cigarettes are quite the buzz these days. So what exactly is all the buzz about? What are electronic cigarettes and how do you use them?

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How to Use the Content in the Biz Brief

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

How can you best use the features that are provided each day in the Biz Brief?

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What Is The Difference Between Exhaust Gas Recirculation And Selective Catalytic Reduction?

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Diesel Exhaust Fluid

What is the difference between diesel engines with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR)? Are more trucks using SCR engines or EGR?

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Meet The Biz Brief’s New Editor Roger Cole

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

Yesterday, we got to learn about the NATSO Foundation’s newest publication, Biz Brief, from the Biz Brief’s editor Roger Cole is his Letter from the Editor. Today we’re sitting down to learn more about the man behind the Biz Brief.

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Letter from the Editor; Meet the Biz Brief

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

I am pleased to introduce the NATSO Foundation’s newest publication—the Biz Brief.

The Biz Brief is a daily e-newsletter created to satisfy NATSO member’s appetite for business intelligence. As the publication’s editor, I will sift through hundreds of news sources daily, select the most relevant and timely news and then editorially distill it into a must-read briefing tailored specifically for truckstop and travel plaza owners and operators.

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International Retailers Embrace New Ideas

Posted in: Truckstop Business, International

Several international locations are experimenting with new ideas, such as paid restrooms and bulk windshield wash distribution where the customer filled his washing fluid at the pump as was charged accordingly.

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