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14 Things RVers and Recreation Travelers Need on the Road

14 Things RVers and Recreation Travelers Need on the Road

Those traveling with recreational vehicles have some different needs than traditional car travelers and professional drivers. Gather fourteen ideas for what this customer demographic needs this summer. More

Eight Ideas to Help Draw Summer Traffic Into Your Truckstop or Travel Center

Eight Ideas to Help Draw Summer Traffic Into Your Truckstop or Travel Center

Whether it is fresh food to stock the fridge, s’mores supplies, or recreation items such as bait, truckstops and travel centers should consider offering things they may not have sold before this summer. NATSO's Darren Schulte and Amy Toner sat down to talk about ideas to bring families and RVers through the doors. More

Cash Management Reconciliation Tips for Your Travel Center

Cash Management Reconciliation Tips for Your Travel Center

This term cash management sounds simple enough to start, but it can be one of the most challenging and complex tasks in your business. Failure to have proper controls and safeguards in place can result in a disastrous situation that will likely leave you in trouble. However, there are several steps you can take to improve your operation and increase efficiencies. Let’s start by breaking this into several key areas. More

It’s Never Too Early to Promote Your New Travel Center

It’s Never Too Early to Promote Your New Travel Center

Building a new location is always exciting, and I believe it is never too early to start promoting a new truckstop or travel plaza.  Don’t be afraid to put up “coming soon” signage as soon as you begin construction on the site. Once people see activity at site, they will be curious about what new business is coming into the neighborhood. More

The Tennessean Thanks Professional Drivers for Their Essential Services

The Tennessean Thanks Professional Drivers for Their Essential Services

The Tennessean Travel Stop in Cornersville, Tennessee, dedicated April to professional truck drivers and saluted them as frontline heroes. More

Maximize Truckstop Profits Through Parking Lot Innovation [Podcast]

Maximize Truckstop Profits Through Parking Lot Innovation [Podcast]

Operational changes brought on by Covid-19 are changing the way companies do business, today as well as into the future. Many of those changes can be found in the way truckstops utilize their parking lot. More

Ten Ways Truckstop and Travel Center Staff Can Be Extra Welcoming

Ten Ways Truckstop and Travel Center Staff Can Be Extra Welcoming

What can operators and their staff do to welcome their customers in and make them feel comfortable? More

Resources for Violent Customer Situations

Resources for Violent Customer Situations

This is a stressful time in the U.S. and tensions are running high for many. This can create volatile and possibly violent customers. NATSO wants to help keep its members and their customers safe, and worked with Federated Insurance, a NATSO Chairman’s Circle Member, to pull together several safety resources. More

What the Biodiesel Tax Credit Means for Truckstops

What the Biodiesel Tax Credit Means for Truckstops

You’re probably aware that the biodiesel tax credit (BTC) is worth $1 per gallon and helps lower the cost of biodiesel. You may also know that it was recently reinstated — retroactively for 2018 and 2019, and also through 2022. But how exactly does that benefit truckstops? More

What Might Be the New Norm for Truckstops and Travel Centers Post Pandemic? [Podcast]

What Might Be the New Norm for Truckstops and Travel Centers Post Pandemic? [Podcast]

COVID-19 has brought many changes to our communities and our customers, and many of them will continue as the world adjusts to a new normal. On this episode of NATSO's podcast, hosts Amy Toner and Darren Schulte examine what might become the new norm, looking at staffing, kiosks, hot products and more.  More

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