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NATSO Blog: May 2014

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Seven Steps to Minimize Loss from Fuel Theft at Your Truckstop

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

Recently a driver stole $1,500 worth of fuel from a truckstop in Virginia. In our industry, drive-offs are less of an issue than they were just a short 10 years ago, but sometimes fuel theft does occur. Here are some steps that truckstop operators can take to minimize loss.

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Best Coffee Practices

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Marketing & Retail

Throughout the month of May S&D Coffee & Tea shared four best practices in coffee retailing.

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: May 28, 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 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 You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: May 21, 2014

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

Pilot Flying J President Departs Company and more...

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Biodiesel Logistics

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

Accessibility to quality biodiesel at each level of the supply chain — producer to the retailer — has become simpler in recent years. With more high-production biorefineries and improved logistics, biodiesel producers can more readily provide product to distributors and retailers, including truckstops and travel plazas.

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{NATSO News} May 19, 2014

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Anti-Tolling Coalition Praises Omission of Tolls from Senate Transportation Bill and more...

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Key Customer Considerations at Your Truckstop

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

What I continue to be amazed by is the need for our industry to differentiate itself from one another. Too often in the areas of food, truck supply, and convenience we replicate what the other person down the street is doing rather than figuring out exactly who are our customers is and why are they pulling in from the street.

We all certainly agree that fuel price plays the biggest draw but from that point on, are there other reasons and do you understand those reasons? Furthermore, are you capitalizing on them?

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What You Missed in the Biz Brief This Week: May 14, 2014

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

Elvis In the Truckstop and more...

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President's Tolling Proposal A Bad Idea

Posted in: Industry Trends & News

The President’s idea to toll existing interstates set off a firestorm of media criticism, underscoring the growing opposition to tolls.

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{NATSO News} May 12, 2014

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Day on the Hill Discounted Hotel Rate Ends May 15 and more...

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