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NATSO Blog: February 2014

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Stop Watch Archives: Tips for Truckstop Merchandising

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Marketing & Retail

Providing the right product, in the right place at the right time can help truckstop and travel plaza operators better meet their customers’ needs and drive sales. Truckstop and travel plaza operators and are getting innovative to ensure they have right mix of products, messaging and displays that will move product out of their stores.

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: February 26, 2014

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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Time to Stop Pushing Public-Private Partnerships

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

The high-occupancy toll lanes located just outside Washington, D.C., on Interstate 495 lost $51 million during the first year of operation. It's time to develop real infrastructure funding solutions that benefit all drivers.

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: February 19, 2014

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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ACH is a Promising Option for Mobile Payments

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Technology

With the increased use of tablets and smart phones, it is no surprise that mobile payments are expected to grow. Consumers are using mobile apps and web browsers to review, browse, compare and buy products, both at home and on the go. This creates both opportunities and challenges for retailers and those retailers that are able to tap into the mobile payment market will give themselves a competitive advantage, which means now is the time to formulate their strategic plans for accepting mobile payments.

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{NATSO News Weekly} February 17, 2014

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: February 12, 2014

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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Endorsing Higher Fuel Taxes

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

When Rep. Shuster rejected raising the motor fuels tax to raise infrastructure revenues, many in transportation were taken by surprise because support for a fuel tax increase is growing.

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{NATSO News Weekly} February 10, 2014

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Endorsing Higher Fuel Taxes Critical

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These Top Ten Monthly Metrics Will Result in Key Takeaways For Your Truckstop

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

There are many ratios, key performance indicators, metrics and comparisons that operators should be looking at every month. On the surface, many of these seem complex, but once you start using them, they no longer take on the appearance of being complex or difficult to measure.

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