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Q and A on Online and Mobile Ordering with Smooth Commerce

Q and A on Online and Mobile Ordering with Smooth Commerce

Many believe customer expectations surrounding mobile ordering for pick-up and delivery and the ability to order online will become the norm after the pandemic passes, transitioning from a convenience play to an essential offering. Darren Schulte, NATSO’s vice president of membership, and I sat down with Brian Deck, CEO of Smooth Commerce, to learn more about trends in online ordering. More

What Products Should Truckstops and Travel Centers Carry [Podcast]

What Products Should Truckstops and Travel Centers Carry [Podcast]

In this episode of NATSO's podcast, Darren Schulte, NATSO's vice president, membership, uses his deep well of experience to answer product selection questions and more.  ​ More

How Renewable Fuels Can Help Independent Truck Stops

How Renewable Fuels Can Help Independent Truck Stops

Here are a few reasons why adding renewable fuel options to your lineup is a great way to stand out and attract a wider audience. More

Jiffy Trip Locations Are Big, Bright and Breaking the Travel Center Mold [Podcast]

Jiffy Trip Locations Are Big, Bright and Breaking the Travel Center Mold [Podcast]

Alex Williams, Chief Operating Officer, Jiffy Trip came on the podcast to offer advice on what to sell in your drive thru's, the scoop on building an H20 cave and shares what is next for Jiffy Trip. More

What Your Travel Center Needs to Know About Bank Loans

What Your Travel Center Needs to Know About Bank Loans

Cash flow is critical to a business’s success, and I always think of cash flow as akin to the blood in your body. If you run out of blood, you’re not going to make it. If you run out of cash, you’re business is not going to make it!  Loans are one tool truckstop and travel plaza operators can use to maintain their operating cash flow, cover unexpected expenses or grow the business. More

Attract and Keep Customers at Your Travel Center with Effective Sign Design

Attract and Keep Customers at Your Travel Center with Effective Sign Design

A shopper study by BrandSpark and Better Homes and Gardens found that 64 percent of respondents said they have failed to find a business because the signage was too small or unclear. More

What Truckstops and Travel Centers Should Watch for on Election Night [Podcast]

What Truckstops and Travel Centers Should Watch for on Election Night [Podcast]

How will the results of the 2020 elections alter the policy landscape within which NATSO member operate for many years to come? Listen for a guide to what NATSO's President & CEO, Lisa Mullings, and David Fialkov, NATSO's vice president, government relations, legislative and regulatory counsel, are keeping their eyes on as the election returns come in. More

Positioning Your Diesel Fuel Lanes for the Future [Podcast]

Positioning Your Diesel Fuel Lanes for the Future [Podcast]

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Three Things Truckstops Should Keep in Mind this Holiday Season

Three Things Truckstops Should Keep in Mind this Holiday Season

The holidays are approaching quickly, and the fourth quarter can be an ideal time to capture additional sales. “In reality, it might be one of the best years for us for holiday sales in a long time,” said Darren Schulte, vice president of membership for NATSO. Schulte sat down with Amy Toner, vice president of publishing and digital content, to discuss truckstop and travel plaza sales this holiday season More

Liberty Travel Plazas Unveils New Brand Name of Onvo and Playful Identity [Podcast]

Liberty Travel Plazas Unveils New Brand Name of Onvo and Playful Identity [Podcast]

NATSO's podcast was lucky enough to sit down with members of the Onvo leadership and their design firm to learn more about the big rebrand. More

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