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NATSO Blog: January 2014

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Top 10 Daily Metrics to Check for Truckstop Operators

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

Whatever ratios, comparisons, and metrics you are going to look at, it is imperative you look at these regularly without fail. If they are daily metrics, then you view them and discuss the findings with members of the management/staff daily. The same applies to weekly and or monthly metrics you review. Items such as labor cost and certainly credit card fees really stand out as the higher numbers when looking at costs and retail and fuel sales really stand out as high numbers when looking at revenue.

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It’s Always About the Consumer

Posted in: The NATSO Show

With the population growing ever more diverse, with needs and wants scattering in a million directions, and with technology reshaping the ways we all connect and communicate, the consumer is a more elusive target than ever.

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: January 8, 2014

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{NATSO News Weekly} January 6, 2014

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Minimum Wage Increases, Transportation Taxes Take Effect in 2014

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Stop Watch Archives: How to Attract Baby Boomers to Your Truckstop

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Marketing & Retail

The aging of America’s baby boomers means the country’s 65 and older demographic is growing faster than any other group. As the nation grows grayer, nearly every segment of a truckstop and travel plaza’s business will be affected, and many businesses are adjusting their offerings to best meet the wants and needs of their workforce and their customers.

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: January 1, 2014

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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What States Provide Biodiesel Incentives?

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

Many states have incentives in place that allow a credit against the taxpayer's income or sales tax liability when biodiesel blends are sold. These credits or incentives can help add additional margin to your bottom line, thus helping to boost your travel center profits.

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