Mindy Long

Mindy Long has been writing professionally for over 15 years and freelancing full time for the last four. In 2010 Long formed Mindy Long Freelance LLC. As a journalist, she has written about everything from video games to diesel fuel additives. 

Long hold a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill., and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. In addition, she has completed writing courses at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md., and through the OpEd Project, Writer’s Digest and mediabistro.com. She is a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Northwestern Alumni Admissions Council.

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The Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship Moves Five Students Closer to Their Degrees

The Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship Moves Five Students Closer to Their Degrees

In 2019, five hardworking students received scholarships from The NATSO Foundation’s Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship, which is awarded to truckstop and travel center industry employees and their children based on academic merit, community activities and a short essay. More

Benefits Packages Help Truckstops and Travel Centers Attract And Keep Employees

Benefits Packages Help Truckstops and Travel Centers Attract And Keep Employees

A comprehensive benefits package can show current and potential employees that the businesses they work for care about them, their health and their future. The right offerings can also help attract and retain talent. However, benefits come at a cost, and employers have to weigh their offerings against the overall expense carefully. More

Changes in Drivers’ Lifestyle and Demographics Shape Truckstops' Offerings

Changes in Drivers’ Lifestyle and Demographics Shape Truckstops' Offerings

As the pool of drivers and the length-of-haul changes, truckstop and travel plazas have to make getting to know their customers a top priority. More