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NATSO Blog: October 2017

Reno Junction Travel Plaza Serves the Community and Travelers

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

Reno Junction Travel Plaza in Gillette, Wyoming, brings an element of fun to the travel plaza industry while also meeting the needs of a wide range of customers.

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Employee Dying to Make Our Workplace More Colorful

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Human Resources

Today Federated Insurance is sharing one of our “HR Questions of the Month” regarding employment-related practices liability issues.

Question: We have a staff member who has dyed her hair bright blue, purple, red, yellow (up to and including her eyebrows). How acceptable is this in the work place?

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Truckstop Travels: Lessons from the Road

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Marketing & Retail

I am so fortunate to get to visit truckstops and travel plazas across the country and see first-hand the ways NATSO members are serving their communities. As we have noted before, operators are witnessing a rapid pace of change and many are responding with new and diverse offerings to attract customers. This need to adapt is not unique to our industry, and during my travels I see first-hand the ways other businesses are reacting to our today’s reality.

We can learn from those outside of our industry in addition to each other. Here are some key trends I am seeing from other businesses working to remain relevant.

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Oasis Travel Center Does Retail Right

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

Oasis Travel Center in Robertsdale, Alabama, is a sight to see and a perfect example of a thriving retail operation. It is unique, memorable destination that is sure to make you smile.

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Easy Access, Clear Signage Make Get-n-Go a Success

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

Get-n-Go in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a great example of the new breed of travel center. It has a robust grab-and-go-food program and an exceptional looking store but features limited parking and fuel islands. We are seeing more and more locations like this, and Get-n-Go is a beautiful location that is attracting professional drivers, local workers and travelers, and racking up gallons.

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Florida 595 Truck Stop Is a Haven for Drivers

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

Truckstops and travel plazas often serve as a home away from home for drivers, but Florida 595 Truck Stop in Davie, Florida, kicks it up a notch and offers drivers delicious food, a place to unwind and an opportunity to relax under the palm trees in the Florida sun.

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